PCG | Peru Cajamarca Gallito de la Roca
Bold Profile | Medium-dark roast
Tasting Notes: Sweet Spices, Fudge, Black Tea
IT ALL STARTS AT THE COFFEE FARM
The Cajamarca region in Peru is known as the land of coffee, honey, and natural forests. The economy in the region is primarily moved by the production of coffee, and the Gallito de las Rocas was grown by 17 small-scale coffee farmers (like Ever Castillo, pictured front) based in San Ignacio, Cajamarca. Members of Caravela’s PECA team have been working with these producers to develop long-term production strategies, as well as on how to implement improved drying methods on the farms.
The Gallito de las Rocas is an exotic bird species that you can find hiding within the Andean cloud forests. They are the national bird of Peru and if you look carefully you can see them fluttering around the highlands and the coffee growing areas of the Cajamarca region, showing off their bright and rainbow-colored plumage.
17 smallholder farmers
San Ignacio, Cajamarca
Typica, Caturra, Bourbon
1500 - 2100 meters
DID YOU KNOW
There are around 223,000 families that grow coffee in Peru, most on farms no larger than 3 hectares (7.5 acres).
Price paid by Driftaway
Fair Trade price per pound
Coffee C-Market price per pound
Driftaway's World Coffee Research contribution per pound
This coffee travelled 3,318 miles to the Driftaway Coffee roastery in Brooklyn.
Love the coffee? You can share your compliments & tasting observations with the farmers.
WHY DID WE SELECT THIS COFFEE?
This coffee has a natural deep, rich chocolate flavor that make it a great choice for the Bold profile. Try it as a drip or espresso!
AVERAGE CUPPING SCORE
SCAA Cupping Score
15 x 70 k
Length of producer relationship
100% (in 2022)
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HOW DID WE ROAST THIS COFFEE?
This coffee is being roasted by Ian T. from April 24th to May 18th in Brooklyn. We use the Loring Kestrel roaster for this profile. We have strict guidelines for each of the coffee profiles, and this roast has to pass the development time ratio test as measured in real-time by the roasting software, Cropster. Once it does, it is approved for production.
We perform Quality Control via a process of coffee tasting called cupping on all of our production roasts once a week from home as per our Covid-19 shelter in place guidelines. Each cupping is conducted by our roasting staff Kieran D. and Ian T. using standard equipment, and is logged by our Q-certified cupper Ian T. All coffees are evaluated on a scoring scale of 0 to 3.
- 3.0 = exceptional roast - exceeds expectations
- 2.5 = on par with profile - matches expectations
- 2.0 = good roast, but 1 or 2 elements could be improved - needs improvement
- 1.5 or lower = failed - do not ship
AT YOUR HOME
Brew this coffee with your favorite home brewer and enjoy the taste of incredible coffee! Here are a few tips on how to make the best coffee on each brewer.