Coffee Spotlight | Peru El Gallito
Tasting Notes | Smooth, Baked Apple, Caramel.
Process | Washed
Altitude | 1350-1890m
Varietals | Bourbon, Caturra, Mundo Novo, Typica
With notes of baked apples and caramel you just know that this is going to be one hell of a tasty coffee. The name, El Gallito, comes from the bird El Gallito de las Rocas or cock-of-the-rock. It is widely regarded as the national bird of Peru and is found across the high coffee growing regions.
The coffee itself is processed at the Cooperativa Agraria Frontera San Ignacio, which is located in the Cajamarca region in the north of Peru. Started in 1969 they now have a community of 330 small producers, each growing coffees that are then picked for the flavour profile that the Coop is looking for.
The farms themselves are located within the buffer zone on the edge of a protected natural area. As a result, they play a key part in the protection of local wildlife and have tailored their farming practices to this end. By using organic and sustainable farming practices they can ensure that they are actually helping the biodiversity of the region.
If you would like to give this stunning coffee a go then it is available here.