"Chromatic, whose suburban strip mall location belies an art-filled interior, is devoted to supporting local purveyors and artisans. Female-run enterprises find strong footing here. All the teas come from Victoria Boyert's Satori of Saratoga, and they are freshly brewed by the cup. Nut brittles are made by candy specialist Hway-ling Hsu at her Sweetdragon Baking Co. in San Jose. And Manresa Bread, where Avery Ruzicka is head baker, supplies the pastries and bread, which are delivered daily by Cowgirl Bike Courier."
"The wow factor of this South Bay roastery isn’t immediately evident when you arrive at the shop, an unassuming storefront nestled in a strip mall on a boulevard populated with big box stores and restaurant chains. Inside, a bar wrapped in dark wood draws you into the shop’s coffee geekery, as do long wall-mounted shelves that house brewing equipment and single-origin beans in black-and-white bags bearing the company’s signature, hand-drawn and house-stamped labels."
"From an iced latte with Fruity Pebbles for the company's anniversary, to a series of coffee-soda drinks, Chromatic isn't afraid to use cold brew as a raw ingredient and incorporate it in fun and unique ways. Chromatic's approach to cold brew allows for menu expansion, offer- ing the kind of selection and descriptions you'd expect at an upscale restaurant."
"Chromatic Coffee, the popular third-wave coffee shop in Santa Clara, is opening a second cafe in downtown San Jose, giving another boost to a once forlorn stretch of North Second Street. The store should open later this year in a roughly 1,200 square foot spot at 15-25 N. Second St."