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Dapper & Wise

Peru Cusco

Almond butter, waffle, bakers chocolate.

$19.50
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12oz / whole bean / free shipping

This coffee tastes like a decadent breakfast-in-a-cup: fresh bread and chocolate fragrances lead into flavors of almond butter with a punch of creamy dark chocolate bitterness. Silky and clean, with notes of sweet pastry in the balanced, lingering finish.

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Country
PE
Region
Cusco
Farm
Valle Inca Producer Group
Farmer
Smallholder producers
Elevation
1700-2000m
Variety
Bourbon
Process
Washed Process

Meet Smallholder producers

The producer group behind this coffee is called Valle Inca and was formalized this year in order to obtain their organic certification and well as work toward their Fair-Trade certification. 101 members strong, the group is growing, aiming at being able to export their own coffee.

Valle Inca’s leader, Prudencio Vargas Saenz, has worked for years to help the group from the outside, but this year decided to bring his years as an agricultural loan officer to assist these producers as they work to improve their coffees and their quality of life.

Cusco, Peru

About halfway down the length of Peru and over the top of the Andes, lies the Cusco coffee growing region. It’s been a well-kept secret up until the last few years, but coffees from this area are making the specialty coffee market sit up and take notice. Part of this is the altitude: Red Fox Coffee Merchants state that no other coffee region in the world has as many producers living at or above 2000 MASL.

This is a land of towering mountains, ancient ruins such as the famed Machu Piccu, and some coffee producers have their farms along what was a secret escape route down the backside of the old fortress—undiscovered until 1980 by the rest of the world, but farmed by generations of coffee growers. Infrastructure is underwhelming, distances are vast--10+ hours from the southern to the northern edge of the region, but the coffees are worth the effort.

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Location
Hillsboro, OR
Contact
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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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