September 28, 2021.


DISCOVER What’s Brewing …
At Alternate Route Coffee Co.

When it comes to coffee, we take the Alternate Route every time … and you should too!

Regardless if you’re a coffee connoisseur, or just enjoy a casual cup of joe every now and then, you need to check out this local roastery. Word of caution though – once you take the Alternate Route, it’s going to be difficult to go back to what you were you drinking before!

Keep reading to learn a bit more about Alternate Route Coffee Company

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Take the Alternate Route to Craft Coffee
Take the Alternate Route to Craft Coffee
How it all started …

Alternate Route‘s story is almost as unique as the coffee … they started out as a roastery on wheels!

Yes, you read that right – a food truck turned into a coffee roastery! It all began in 2017 when owners Ian & Kellie Wahl made the bold choice to take their lives in a new direction by starting their own business. The monotony of working Monday to Friday, and living for the weekends, had them searching for an “Alternate Route” of their own. So they combined their love for coffee with a desire to live life to the fullest, purchased a food truck, and started roasting!

The rest is history as the start-up grew rapidly. Kellie & Ian’s passion for, and relentless commitment to, sourcing + roasting great-tasting coffee shines through in every aspect of their business – all you need to do is ask them a few questions about their product and you’ll quickly see what we mean.

In fact, a new chapter in Alternate Route‘s story started just a few months ago – they opened a NEW permanent roastery and cupping lab beside the Edmonton International Airport! Click on the button below to watch a virtual tour of their new roastery, and learn a bit more about Alternate Route Coffee

How it all started …
How it all started …
The Coffee

It’s smooth, it’s tasty, it’s perfectly roasted – we could go on and on about how good their coffee is! But don’t take our word for it, here’s a few recent Google Reviews about Alternate Route

“Amazing coffee! I love trying the new blends but also have my go-to favourites. Fast and easy delivery or pick-up. The new Craft Instant Coffee is now a camping staple. Can’t wait to see what they have in store next!” – Erin (August 2021)

“Love their commitment to great coffee! Wonderful to have fresh roasted/ground coffee in the morning whether from home or out camping! Personal fav is Better Together.. name says it all!” – Diane (August 2021)

“Ian and Kellie are wonderful people and truly have a passion for what they do. They roast coffee with excellence and care. Delicious blends. Highly recommend.” – Heather (August 2021)

Light roasts, medium roasts, dark roasts + everything in-between … Alternate Route has it all! Check out their Coffee Products for yourself – the toughest part will be deciding which incredible blend you want to try first!

Alternate Route Coffee
Alternate Route Coffee
What else should you try from Alternate Route?

It certainly starts with their coffee blends, but it doesn’t end there – Alternate Route also has a ton of other neat products! Here’s a few of our top picks:

4 x 100g of different coffee blends – a great introduction to their top-sellers!

You’ve probably never had instant coffee this good – 4 packs of convenient creative fuel for wherever your Alternate Route may take you.

They’re eco-friendly, low-waste, and have a pretty cool aesthetic too! The best part – all money from the sale of coffee sacks is donated to Food Banks Alberta.

Perfect for camping, or coffee on the deck. These lightweight stainless steel mugs also look pretty neat too!

Obsessed with the smell of freshly-roasted coffee like we are? Have your house smell like fresh-brewed coffee all day long with this scented soy candle.

Alternate Route Instant Coffee Packs
Alternate Route Instant Coffee Packs
Looking for More?

The question you may be wondering now is – “what stores or cafes near me carry Alternate Route?” Lucky for you, they’ve built a map right into their website that tells you where you can Buy a Bag, Enjoy a Cup, or get Bulk Refills

Have any other questions? Find answers at their FAQ Page to see what other customers are often curious about! Yes – Alternate Route does do coffee subscriptions!

Alternate Route is also (unsurprisingly) a wealth of knowledge when it comes to coffee! Curious about how to make cold brew, or use a coffee press properly? They’ve got posts about that and more for you …

Last, but certainly not least, make sure to follow Alternate Route on social media. In addition to sharing helpful info about anything and everything coffee-related, these local champions are also so passionate about giving back to their community – see for yourself!

Alternate Route Camp Mug
Alternate Route Camp Mug

Are you ready to take the Alternate Route? Or, if you already have, leave a comment below!

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