johndrobison Senior Member Joined: 29 Apr 2012 Posts: 26 Location: Orange, CA Expertise: I live coffee
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Posted Mon Feb 3, 2014, 8:12am Subject: Re: San Jose Shops
Thanks for the great recommendations!
I was able to visit Chromatic, Bellano and B2. I first had an espresso and a cup of Kenyan at Chromatic and the quality of each was outstanding. The only downside for me, though, was that their flavor profile isnít quite my preference. They seem to have a bit more of an old-world style of flavoring and profiling whereas I typically like a bit more brightness and fruit-forward flavors. But, still, the quality of the product was top notch and better than the other 2. Bellano and B2 were serving up Verve and Sightglass (2 of my favorites!). They had Street Level which I ordered as a cap at Bellano and it was done perfectly. The next day I had a Street Level espresso at B2. Unfortunately it was a bit over extracted. But the Sightglass Peaberry pour over was perfect.
Great recommendations! Thanks to all of you for pointing me in the right direction!!!
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