Welcome to The Cellar. This series allows you brew and enjoy our three most exclusive coffees available at the time. This series is available year around with the offerings changing as we bring in new and exciting coffees.
The Cellar currently includes 40g of each of the following:
Panama, Geisha by Savage Coffee
Savage Coffee is a project started by Jamison Savage in Panama. Jamison has positioned himself as one of the most sophisticated coffee producers, globally, with his farm Finca Deborah winning prestigious coffee competitions around the world. These Geisha cherries have gone through a washed carbonic maceration and have been fermented with an additional infusion of cascara, resulting in a juice-bomb type flavor profile, with high complexity and many floral flavors. This coffee has been deemed ‘Echo’ because of the long-lasting play on the tongue
Colombia, Gesha by Jairo Arcila
Jairo Arcila is a third-generation coffee producer from Quindio, Colombia. You probably recognize his name because he is the producer of a number of coffees Alternate Route offers, including our Colombia Santa Monica and Colombia Quindio.
This lot is from a farm called Castellón. Located near Circasia, Quindio, where Jairo grows only Gesha. This lot was carefully hand-picked and hand-sorted. The whole cherries were then exposed to a dry aerobic fermentation in ceramic tanks for 24 hours, then placed inside GrainPro bags and fermented again for 48 hours inside a water tank that held a consistent temperature of 22C. Following these sophisticated fermentations, this coffee was dried for 14 days in raised beds
Brazil, Natural Anaerobic Aramosa by Daterra
Daterra is located near the city of Patrocinio, in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. This is the classic and famed Cerrado region of Brazil, where the fertile land is flat and ideal for coffee. This is a famed farm that was first purchased in 1976 and, today is an icon in the coffee-producing world. Leading by example, Daterra is the only B Corp certified coffee farm, has more certifications than we have space to list and is working toward being a climate-positive coffee farm.
The Daterra menu is vast, with three tiers of offerings available, Masterpieces, Collections, and Classics. This coffee is part of their Masterpiece collection, known for being exotic, experimental and one-of-a-kind coffees. The Aramosa is a cross between Coffea Arabica and Coffea Racemosa. This crossbreeding was performed to inherit Racemosa’s low caffeine and drought resistance with Arabica’s flavor. For this coffee, Daterra has fermented the Aramosa cherries inside a tank equipped with a valve system that prevents any gas from entering the tank. As the cherries ferment, they release CO2 and, because carbon dioxide is denser than oxygen, it pushes the lighter gas out through the valve. After a few hours, the tank environment becomes completely anaerobic, allowing the perfect conditions for microorganisms to perform enzymatic reactions inside of the beans.