Handsome Coffee Roasters is happy to announce the addition of Mr. Charlie Habegger to their team as Director of Coffee. Charlie has spent 6 years in the industry, training under Michael Phillips, Stephen Morrissey, Geoff Watts while holding multiple positions in the industry. Most recently, he was working as an educator and green coffee buyer at Intelligentsia’s headquarters in Chicago where he was responsible for training staff and sourcing green coffee. Handsome Coffee Roasters co-founder, Michael Phillips worked closely with Charlie in education for 3 years while still in Chicago.
Charlie has relocated to Los Angeles for his new role at Handsome Coffee Roasters. As Director of Coffee, he will direct and manage Coffee Sourcing and Roasting.
Born and raised in Oakland, CA, Charlie grew up around coffee, whose presence is both historic and ubiquitous in the Bay–chilly mornings. As a young man, his travels took him across Europe and through North Africa to begin his true coffee curiosity and education. He began in the industry while in graduate school in Chicago. Charlie worked at a small coffee shop and eventually was able to nab a position at Intelligentsia
“The purest things we all strive for–community, sobriety, inspiration, pleasure, care–are in great coffee.”