This one is up there in my favourite coffees and this latest crop is hands down my favourite coffee this year because of its comforting chocolatey and butterscotch flavours, in fact when I was spokesperson for the BBC on national coffee day a few years ago, it was an equally good crop and when interviewed, this was my favourite that year too . It’s a perfect drink for a lazy cold morning. I love it with full fat steamed milk as an alternative to a hot chocolate.
Sustainably shade grown, the coffee plants here are treated with care, and fed and washed in pure spring water. It takes its name from Tunki, a locally-found wild bird.
I just want to take a moment to mention our suppliers. Leon and Peter discovered this coffee quite a few years ago. Since I first tried it, I haven’t brought Peruvian coffee anywhere else. The guys are great, they look after their farmers and I know that the product will always be exceptional.
The name Tunki comes from the locally found wild bird (also known as ‘cock of the rocks’) and is traditionally farmed by hand and produced without the use of nasty pesticides or chemicals. Situated high in the mountains amongst the most beautiful flora and fauna of the Tambopata Valley, the coffee beans are firstly fed and washed by pure spring waters and then harvested by the local indigenous Quechua and 'Aymara' speaking families. These proud families have worked the area for generations in harmony with the land. At the beginning of each season all farmers make an annual ceremony to the earth 'Pachamama' to ask for blessings for the coming season.
What You Will receive
All of our single origin coffee beans are freshly roasted by us at our traditional family run coffee roastery in rural Kent. When you order online, you receive a bag of coffee that is very much a premium product, where the aromas and flavours will be exceptionally delicious and remarkably better than what you may be used to from the supermarket.
About Brewing This Coffee
This coffee bean works fantastically well in all brewing equipment, including espresso / cappuccino machines, cafetiere pots, paper / metal filter brewers, and Turkish brewers.
Region - Tambopata Valley, southern Peru
Growing Altitude - 1700 metres above sea level
Variety - Bourbon, cattura and cattimor
Milling Process - washed
Aroma - Floral, sweet
Flavour - Sweet chocolate, treacle, lime
SCAA Score - 86
A very smooth full bodied flavour, including hints of chocolate, berries and nuts.
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Think about the time when you really crave a cup of coffee. You imagine the aroma, the taste and that coffee 'bite' that is so satisfying. The problem is.....it's never like that, reality just doesn't match your imagination - unless you are drinking this Tunki. It is just how you imagine it to be!
Amazing stuff. I really hope next year will be as goodRating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Martin Mallorie
Date: Wednesday 28 April, 2021
Coffee Bean Shop Ltd reply: An amazing review Martin, thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback! The Peruvian Tunki is a lovely rich, smooth cup and consistently good, I'm very confident you will continue to enjoy each crop :)
All the best
Jenni & The Bean Team.
I actually discovered this coffee whilst in Cusco in Peru. My partner is Peruvian and we spend time there every year. I was so excited to find I could buy it freshly roasted in the UK. And now we drink this almost exclusively (along with un-roasted Peruvian coffee I also buy). It’s great also to know it’s organic and that these amazing farmers are paid a good price for their coffee.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Terence Ward
Date: Saturday 17 April, 2021
Coffee Bean Shop Ltd reply: Many thanks for taking the time to share your review Terence. Our Peruvian Tunki is a delicious smooth cup, always very popular with both customers and staff here at CBS, if fact, it's Lizzie our founders go to coffee! I'm delighted you were able to source this from us :)
Best wishes Jenni & The Bean Team
Easily my favourite coffee to date, and always part of any order. Smooth and packed with flavour regardless of which brewing method I'm faffing with this week.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Piers Anderson
Date: Friday 05 March, 2021
Coffee Bean Shop Ltd reply: Thank you Piers,
We really appreciate you taking the time to post your review. This is also the first choice/go to coffee of Lizzie (founder of Coffee Bean Shop) and a firm favourite with many of our customers!
Best wishes, Jenni & all The Bean Team.
first bean machine, first time order, I'm not a serious coffee drinker but i do like to try things that are not always in the shops. This Tunki is my first drink in the new machine....O...M...G i love it and so does the wife. A great smell that i look forward to in the morning now. Not a strong taste, but not weak either, and that chocolatey, nutty, aroma, for me is great. For others that want to expand their taste in coffee, really recommend this one, and customer service is really good too...stop reading...get ordering!Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By steven batten
Date: Tuesday 09 February, 2021
Coffee Bean Shop Ltd reply: A perfect summary of our Peruvian Tunki Steve! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review. This is the go to coffee of Lizzie, our founder, so you're in good company!
Best regards, Jenni & all The Bean Team.
The smell of the freshly ground beans of the Peruvian Tunki is fantastic, but promises more than it can give. I found it a bit too mild for my caffetere but nice as an espresso. Good flavour which improves as you drink. Just not as strong as the smell would lead yu to believe.Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]By Lee Howell
Date: Saturday 16 January, 2021
Coffee Bean Shop Ltd reply: Hi Lee,
Thank you for taking the time to share your review of our Peruvian Tunki. I'm sorry it didn't live up to your expectations strength wise. I would certainly recommend trying both our Colombian Bucaramanga & Guatemala El Fogon as they have similar cup characteristics but with more depth creating an altogether richer cup!
Best wishes, The Bean Team.
I really like this coffee, it has become my "go to" and I have found that even when it's cold (I get distracted from my mugs frequently) the flavour is incredible. Highly recommend this coffee!Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Laura Clarke
Date: Friday 18 December, 2020
Coffee Bean Shop Ltd reply: Hi Laura,
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review of our Peruvian Tunki, we really appreciate it. You're in very good company, this is also the go to coffee of our Founder, Lizzie Powell!
Best wishes The Bean Team.
This is a really sensational coffee. It’s complexity increases as you continue to drink it. That to me is what quality coffee should be about.
Delicious.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By vincent bell
Date: Saturday 07 November, 2020
Coffee Bean Shop Ltd reply: Hi Vincent,
Thank you for sharing your review - a brilliant description! Our Peruvian Tunki is our founder, Lizzie's go to coffee, you clearly have good taste!
Many thanks again & best wishes - Jenni & The Bean Team.
Ordered from Coffeebean shop last Thursday (first order). Known about them for a while however have never had the intuition to use them until now.
The beans arrived in under a day, in that time I also received a customer call to say thank you for my order and received a number of free samples too.
I am kicking myself for not placing an order sooner. Not only do they offer a wonderful customer service, quick delivery (at a very reasonable price), the beans themselves are in my personal opinion better than any other coffee bean website I have ordered from.
If you are ever in doubt, please take my word for it that the beans are unrivalled for quality. I will be using them from here on in and will be cancelling all other subscriptions.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Michael Wallace
Date: Monday 24 February, 2020
Coffee Bean Shop Ltd reply: Hi Michael,
Thank you so much for this amazing review. What fabulous comments!
We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed the Peruvain coffee so much. We really strive to deliver excellent coffee and customer service with a personal touch so this really is a huge compliment to all of the team at Coffee Bean Shop.
We look forward to roasting for you again soon,
Best wishes, The Bean Team :)
Great when done in espresso machine but didn't really work as well in the plunger. Very mild.Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]By Dominika Sierpien
Date: Thursday 12 September, 2019
Very good coffee the Peruvian its one of the best and similar to old brown java with a strong coffee taste and no bitterness, its a must try if you love coffee.
I give this coffee 4.5 out of 5 comparing all coffees available in this shop with the kopi luwak obviously being the best 5 star.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Rhys Jose
Date: Wednesday 25 October, 2017
Fantastic surprise. Clean, strong taste with oodles of personality.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By John Nixon
Date: Tuesday 24 October, 2017
A wonderful morning pick-me-up, tastes of dark chocolate and cherries. I shall get this again :)Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Jonathan Mallalieu
Date: Monday 21 November, 2016
Delicious, superb... all the superlatives I can think of. Quite my favourite coffee -drunk as lattes.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By A R Johnson
Date: Friday 29 July, 2016
Having only recently started on my fresh coffee journey, I read the reviews for this coffee and realised I had to try it. WOW lovely strong flavour with a chocolate base and aroma that makes every morning enjoyable. Firmly on my regular list! well done coffeebeanshop.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By tony holland
Date: Tuesday 15 March, 2016
I drink mugs of Latte with an extra shot of espresso, made with a Jura bean to cup machine, so I thought "How much difference can there be in diffeent types of coffee"? The answer, quite a lot. This is possibly the 2nd best coffee (after the Hawiian Kona) that I've tasted, so far, it's as good (IMHO) as the Kopi Luwak that I tried just before it. I may not be able to drink espresso or taste the different flavours in coffee, but I know what I like and I like Peruvian Tunki.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Paul Wigley
Date: Friday 26 February, 2016
Very nice coffee.the aroma is mouth watering and the flavour is second to none.5 stars for this ðŸ˜ƒRating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By jono habberjam
Date: Sunday 20 September, 2015
delicious light coffee with caramel front and lingering flavour. Nicest coffee I've had for a whileRating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By peter scott
Date: Wednesday 10 June, 2015
Having received my 5 bag promo, I opened this one first as it had the most delicious aroma, it did not disappoint, full of flavour, rich, smooth, lovely aftertaste, now a firm favourite!Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Lauren Denney
Date: Friday 01 May, 2015
Really tasty coffee, it's about the best one I've come across. I discovered it a few months ago when I couldn't get hold of my regular one...I'm now hooked, as is the rest of the family!
Excellent aroma and bursting with flavour it's easily the best coffee for the price.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Jo Urquhart
Date: Thursday 26 February, 2015
excellent coffee, I'm on my 3rd bag. I usually like to try a different one every time but this is so nice I keep ordering it.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By andrew halsey
Date: Friday 07 November, 2014