After 27 years in the coffee industry, you might think there wasn’t much left for us to get excited about. After all, coffee beans are coffee beans, right? Well…er…no. We promise that Tunki coffee is like no other coffee you’ve ever tasted, and it’s very definitely something we find exciting. Here’s why.
What’s in a name?
Tunki coffee is named after the national bird of Peru. The tunki bird (also known as the Andean cock-of-the-rock or rupicola peruvianus) is a real show stopper, with spectacular bright orange and black plumage. We think it’s a perfect name for this exceptional coffee.
What exactly is it?
Probably the best coffee in the world, that’s what. It’s 100% Arabica, single origin, premium coffee, grown by a group of families in the Peruvian Andes. It’s an artisan product from start to finish. It’s grown around 1,700 metres above sea level in the Sandia Valley, in the south eastern region of Puno. The cherries are picked by hand at a perfect point of ripeness, then cleaned without the use of pesticides or chemicals.
Thanks to its growing environment and careful processing, Tunki has complex layers of flavours. Undertones of citrus and red berries complement topnotes of floral aroma with sweet chocolate and treacle.
Great for you, great for the planet
Certified organic by the Rainforest Alliance and cultivated to international Fairtrade standards, what’s not to love about Tunki? Every packet helps to support small, independent coffee growers doing what they love best.
Don’t just take our word for it, though…
We’re not the only experts who have fallen for Tunki. It’s won a host of awards, including the prestigious Best Speciality Coffee in the World, beating 139 coffees from 25 countries. And really, you can’t get better than that!
Our Tunki beans are expertly roasted in house and packed immediately for maximum freshness and to retain all those complex flavours. If you can’t wait to get your hands on some, visit www.rijo42.co.uk to find out more.