Two West Coast coffee companies are fighting over the name "Handlebar Coffee." According to The Stranger, Santa Barbara-based Handlebar Coffee Roasters sent Handlebar Coffee, a bike coffee cart in Seattle, a cease-and-desist letter on Friday. The duo behind the Seattle company tell Eater Seattle that they are "obliging." Now the company now formerly known as Handlebar Coffee is " finalizing a new name and will announce it soon."
It's good to see that the two companies have managed to settle the situation while the rest of the world ponders what handlebars have to do with coffee in the first place.
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· Handlebar Coffee Roasters Sends a Cease and Desist Letter to Handlebar Coffee [Eater Seattle]
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