Estrella – Gallito, Peru
$19.50 – $78.00
orange, strawberry, toffee, caramel
COFFEE TASTING NOTES FOR ESTRELLA – GALLITO, PERU
maple, malted chocolate, peach, almond
COFFEE BACKGROUND FOR ESTRELLA – GALLITO, PERU
Coffees from Peru’s Cajamarca region (pronounced ka-ha-mark-ah) are always something we look forward to having in our lineup. The quality of Peruvian coffee has evolved tremendously in recent history through the development of mutually beneficial relationships between smallholder farmers and collaborators. In fact, last year’s offering from Estrella Divina was enough of a crowd favorite that we reached out to our partners at Atlantic Specialty to reserve an early place in line for this year’s harvest: Estrella – Gallito.
Gallito de las Rocas is a small producer group located in a fairly remote area of Cajamarca. Exporter Origin Coffee Lab works directly with producer groups in Peru through their Solidario program (in English, Solidarity). OCL started Solidario to give producers access to training, financing, and feedback about coffee quality. These and other improvements garner better quality and higher prices going back to the producers.
This coffee is a washed process. Drying is a meticulous task which must be done carefully, due to the region’s unique climate. Cajamarca experiences near-constant rainfall from October through March, with a mix of warm air currents meeting with cool air descending from the mountains. Coffee is dried underneath a shade and covered at night to help combat humidity and achieve a final moisture content of nine to 11 percent.
We hope you will enjoy the fruits of this collaboration between the farmers of Gallito de las Rocas and Origin Coffee Lab. Its texture and sweetness are reminiscent of maple, malt chocolate, and almond, with notes of juicy peach flavor.
- San Jose, Jaen, Cajamarca
- 1700 – 1960 MASL
- Catimor, Caturra, Typica, Pache, Bourbon, Catuai
- June – October 2021
- Relationship Length:
- 2nd Harvest
- Sourcing Partners:
- Atlantic Specialty (importer)