Dapper & Wise

Guji Kercha Dubisa

Caramel apples, grapefruit, allspice.

Intense fruit character balanced with complex florals, this special prep coffee offers notes of watermelon candy, caramel apples, and grapefruit & lemon soda with hints of bergamot, allspice, and eucalyptus. It’s clean. Full-bodied. Delicious.

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Guji zone
Smallholder producers
Ethiopian Heirloom
Washed Process

Meet Smallholder producers

As in many places in Ethiopia, coffee is of the “garden” variety, meaning that it flourishes wild as a cash crop in the gardens of producers alongside mangos and bananas. These holdings range from .5 to 2 hectares, and produce between one and three 60-kilo bags per year. Each family harvests their own coffee cherries, then transports them to the nearby wet mill to be processed. These washing stations pay a premium price for ripe cherries only.

This particular station services approximately 2000 farmers. For this special prep lot, processors Ashebir Haro and Tamrat Desta have employed double washing, selective screen prep, and 4 minutes per stop on the hand sorting conveyor belt instead of the usual 30 seconds. Workers received an extra 110 birr daily for this special effort in addition to their daily 35 birr. The resulting coffee was such a stand-out on the cupping table that buyers practically had to arm wrestle to decide who would get to introduce it to the coffee world.

Oromia, Ethiopia

Here in the Guji zone of the Oromia region north of SNNPR (Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region) in the southeast of Ethiopia, the fertile deep red earth seems to welcome coffee cultivation, and from its highland slopes heirloom varietals spring up strong and full-flavored. In fact, Coffee Review awarded a stellar 95 points to a representative Guji coffee.

Named after a tribe of the Oromia people, the Guji zone was created in 2002. In terms of geography, cultural, and cup flavors, these coffees from the Guji zone present a distinctive terroir while maintaining the classic profile of the Oromia region: lush with extravagant dark chocolate notes, jasmine-like flowers, and crisp, sweetly-tart acidity.

Hillsboro, OR

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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