Dapper & Wise

Guatemala Orion

Chocolate ganache, red grape, almond biscotti.

This comforting coffee features a combo of sweet and mellow, offering dense, smooth chocolate ganache up front. As it cools, out come nutty and vanilla-like notes with a hint of almond sweetness. Red grape slips in at the velvety finish.

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San Marcos
Finca Orion
Guillermo Alberto Werner Rubio
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Meet Guillermo Alberto Werner Rubio

Finca Orion was founded in 1960 by the Prado family, and has been passed two generations to Guillermo. Guillermo started managing the 75-hectare farm about 15 years ago. His focus was to cultivate Caturra and Archmore variety of coffee plants especially for the specialty coffee market. Plentiful shade and moisture allow him to keep plants cool enough to slow cherry development, resulting in more flavorful beans.

Because of the increasing issue of climate change, Guillermo has decided to dry his coffee on patio beds for 8 hours and then in mechanical driers for 40 hours. This combination of traditional, patio drying and mechanically slow-drying has produced a really complex and richly sweet coffee.

San Marcos, Guatemala

Wettest and warmest of Guatemala’s coffee lands, the San Marcos growing region is located on the western slopes of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas, a mountain range loaded with volcanos, and part of the Pacific “Ring of Fire.” San Marcos shares a border with Mexico to its north (the famed Chiapas region) and equally famous Huehuetenango region of Guatemala. Like most remote areas, most have their own small processing mills on site, and transport their beans in parchment.

Since it lies on the windward side of the mountains, rains are early and plenteous, bringing earlier flowering of the coffee trees than in some areas of the country. With an averages of 200 inches of precipitation per year, drying coffee can be especially challenging for farmers here. Most utilize a combination of sun drying on patios and finishing with gardiolas, mechanical dryers that help bring the moisture level in the beans to stable levels.


Elevation of farm/coop/mill: masl

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Dapper & Wise

In 2013, Insomnia's owners Evan Aldrete and Tyler Geel launched Dapper & Wise as a tasting room and roasting facility in Portland's Western suburbs, and by 2014, as a wholesaler as well. Although both wear many hats, in general, Evan oversees the roasting operation and Tyler oversees the business end of things.

Based out of Beaverton, Oregon, Evan and Tyler work with a stellar team, all of whom are dedicated to the values that undergird Dapper & Wise: “We want people to walk through our doors and feel welcome. We want people to taste our coffee and be impressed and inspired. We want the coffee we roast to exemplify the hard work of the producers that grow it.”


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