How Tunki Coffee Gets Its Name

by admin on November 10, 2010

Americans might think of Tunki Coffee as having a funny name. Tunki is actually the Quechua word for the national bird of Peru, which in Spanish is called the Gallito de las Rocas. These birds are striking with their unique color and prominent heads as they are sighted between the leaves of the trees, and are popular with bird watchers and tourists. The farmers who harvest Tunki Coffee are committed to preserving the land and saving animals like the Tunki from extinction. They hope their eco-friendly farming will encourage more conservation within Peru, and preserve the remarkable biodiversity of their country. This photo shows a Tunki bird, and you can see that the logo in my last post also has this bird on it. Just click the Tunki Coffee link above to purchase a bag.