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Created as an organic counterpart to our House Blend, El Gallo has a round mouthfeel with a smooth, candied sweetness. Flavors of citrus and stone fruits meet hints of creamy nougat and caramel, making a thoroughly enjoyable first cup of the day.

  • SKU 350007
  • Country Peru
  • Region within Country Cajamarca
  • Elevation 1400 - 1800 m.a.s.l.
  • Farm / Producer Name Cenfrocafe
  • Farmer / Producer Name 2000 various smallholders
  • Cultivar Typica, Caturra
  • Harvest Time July - October 2016
  • Harvest Year 2016
Direct Trade 1
USDA organic 1
Stone FruitDark SugarsHoney

El Gallo Organic Breakfast Blend

Much like the rooster, our El Gallo Organic Breakfast Blend is crafted to be the wake up call in your morning routine. It’s also an organic counterpart to our House Blend, in that it reflects the qualities we cherish in delicious coffees from longstanding partnerships in Latin America.

Organic coffees are inherently more difficult to produce, and when they succeed it is undeniably the result of a truly dedicated farmer, whose focus is on the quality of the land, the trees, and the final product. The choice to produce organic Arabica coffee means that, on average, the farm will produce less than one using conventional fertilizers and pesticides. There is also a multiple-year transition period, during which the farm must produce coffee organically, but sell it without a certification.

Comprised of different seasonal coffees, El Gallo is carefully blended and regularly tested for quality. While the composition may change from time to time, the blend retains its inherent character not only because of methodical quality monitoring, but also as a result of the strident selection process we use to buy all of our coffees. Intensive lot selection, expedient shipping logistics, and a complete feedback loop ensure not only high quality coffee but also longevity to our relationships.

Throughout Latin America, the best coffee farms are frequently planted with the Arabica variety Bourbon, and Bourbon hybrid cultivar coffee trees. These varieties are revered for their high quality, and when careful crop husbandry meets good environmental factors like nutrient-rich soil composition, sufficient elevation, and appropriate amounts of rainfall and sunlight, the flavors are unique and exciting.

El Gallo demonstrates the softer spectrum of these Latin American coffees, rounder in mouthfeel with a smooth, candied sweetness. Flavors of citrus and stone fruits meet hints of creamy nougat and caramel, making a thoroughly enjoyable first cup of the day.

Espresso

Espresso

All home and commercial espresso machines.

Turkish Grind

Turkish Grind

If you need a little bit coarser grind for your espresso machine or utilize this favorite preparation in eastern Europe.

Stovetop Espresso

Stovetop Espresso

Moka pots and stovetop espresso kettles need a very fine grind.

Cone Filter - Paper

Cone Filter - Paper

Most automatic and electric brewers utilize this grind setting.

Cone Filter - Gold

Cone Filter - Gold

Automatic brewers with reusable mesh filters, or a Kone manual brewing insert.

Universal

Universal

If you're buying for a friend, or are just not sure - this is a good grind for most drip brewers.

Technivorm

Technivorm

We found this excellent automatic brewer needed a bit coarser grind than other cone filter brewers.

Vacuum Brewer

Vacuum Brewer

For those with an electric or flame-heated vacuum brewer.

Flat Bottom - Paper

Flat Bottom - Paper

Any basket-style brewer, including automatic and Kalita wave manual brewing.

Flat Bottom - Gold

Flat Bottom - Gold

For automatic brewers with basket-style reusable filters.

French Press

Hario Dripper

Manual pourover cone brewing is a simple, no frills way of brewing.

Grind Type

French Press

A classic of immersion brewing. Select this grind for perfect classical preparation.

Chemex

Chemex

The iconic Chemex, this grind provides a perfectly paired offering for the special filters made for this brewer.

Percolator

Percolator

Our coarsest grind, this also provides a good pre-ground solution for cold brew at home.

Whole Bean

Whole Bean

For those with a grinder at home, we love freshly ground coffee! We prefer burr grinders for a more even brew.