Gallito de las Rocas
Around 40 small-scale coffee growers with an average farm sizes of 2 Hectares
In the north of Peru, in the department of Cajamarca, we get to the municipality of San Ignacio. An area between mountains, known for its coffee production and quality. The area were the producers who contribute to this coffee live is surrounded by natural wonders and protected areas such as the Señor de Huamantanga forest, Cutervo National Park, and the Tabaconas National Sanctuary. These areas are the home to a beautiful and eye-catching bird called Gallito de las Rocas, known for its bright and orange red plumage in its upper part and dark black bottom part and wings. This bird, for which this coffee is named after, plays a key role in the conservation of this protected areas as it disseminates de seeds of native plants, preserving the indigenous flora. Currently they are an endangered animal, as it has a high monetary value in the black market.
This brand, Gallito de las Rocas, started in 2019 working along the producers of this area and the PECA team counselling on better practices to achieve a higher quality. They are passionate small-scale producers who work well the physical aspect of the coffee producing clean coffees. Their farms are in zones with good microclimates given the protected areas around them and with fertile soils. The way this coffee producers process their coffee is fully washed with the tendency to pulp the same day of the cherry picking and then doing an anaerobic fermentation for a duration of 30 to 45 hours. The dry stage is done in patios, African beds or solar dryers for 12 to 20 days depending on the climate.
Gallito de las Rocas is a coffee with notes of toasted almonds, juicy, citric, brown sugar and a soft finish.”
1,750 – 1,950 MASL