Aracari’s Weekly Insight #18: The best coffee in the World

Question:
Which Peruvian Coffee is known for being the best coffee in the world?

Answer:
Tunki Coffee is the Peruvian Coffee known for being the best coffee in the world after it was voted as such by the Specialty Coffee Association of America in 2010. The coffee is grown in the Puno region of southeastern Peru by the farmer Wilson Sucaticona. His plantation, which covers only 3 hectares of land, is located in the Sandía valley in the high rainforest region. The coffee beat other contenders from countries such as Colombia, Kenya and Guatamala, and since winning the prize it has become very popular worldwide.

Peru is becoming increasingly renowned for it’s coffee: it is the World’s biggest producer of certified Organic coffee and it has secured a booming trade across the globe by retaining very competitive prices. The ideal climate for coffee growing can be found on the Eastern slopes of the Andes moving into the rainforest, as the climate turns warmer in the higher reaches of the Amazon. Big producing areas are Chanchamayo, Quillabamba and Northern Peru.

If you are in Lima, perhaps the best place to try and buy Tunki coffee is at Arabica Espresso bar on Recavarren near Park de Kennedy in Miraflores. This has become a very popular café amongst locals as it is renowned from sourcing coffee only from the best Peruvian plantations. As well as the location in central Miraflores, Arabica are soon to open a second venue on the plaza municipal of Barranco.

Related Post

The Chachapoyas culture and the fortress of Kuelap The Chachapoyas culture and the fortress of Kuelap The Peruvian ruin that uses 3 times as much stone as the Great Pyramid of Egypt- around 40 million...
Lucia de la Puente stands tall amongst Lima art galleries Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to sit down with Lucia de la Puente for an inside look into the life and work of this highly-regarded gallery...
Experiences in China: Travel in Beijing and Yunnan Few cities elicit in me and others a love-hate relationship as Beijing does.  One thing I love about Beijing is the contrast between the old tradition...
Pisac Tour: Colorful markets & Ancient Ruins Tailormade trip Peru The Sacred Valley is replete with towns and villages influenced by both the ancient legacies and modern day life. Pisac, which s...
Visiting the cruise ship in the Andes Summer Skiing with a difference at Portillo, Chile With our primary goals firmly cemented in the importance of exemplary personal service and u...
Vancouver exhibit of Peruvian silver, including pieces from Larco Muse... On October 5th, the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada will open the exhibit Luminescence: the Silver o...