Chromatic Coffee

Gamut Espresso (reviewed for drip applications)

Location: San Jose, California

Origin: Brazil; Ethiopia; El Salvador.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $16.00/12 ounces

Review Date: February 2014

Agtron: 52/66

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 7

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Sweet, round, complexly and delicately chocolaty. Milk chocolate, honey, floral-toned vanilla, almond in aroma and cup. Soft, backgrounded acidity; very lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but persists in a long, resonant finish.


Gamut is Chromatic Coffee’s flagship espresso. It is reviewed here for brewed or non-espresso applications, however. Chromatic prides itself in doing everything in-house and meticulously, from printing its attractive bags to modifying equipment to sourcing and roasting its fine coffees. Visit www.chromaticcoffee.com for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those many coffee drinkers who enjoy a round, gently complex, sweetly chocolaty cup.

This review originally appeared in the February, 2014 tasting report: State of the Blend 2014

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