YOUR WYLDER BREW GUIDE // The perfect cup for any situation, anytime

At WYLDER, we’ve blazed new trails in the coffee industry from an endless curiosity and a spirit of exploration, whether we’re visiting off-the-map coffee farms, experimenting with new methods in the coffee lab, or in that last step before the delicious payoff: brewing. You can find plenty of dogmatic opinions on the absolute, 100%, best way to brew a cup of coffee, but in the end, it’s about trying something for yourself and deciding what you like. Still, some guidance can be helpful. Here’s how we love to brew WYLDER.

Chemex

For over 75 years, the elegant Chemex has been delighting coffee enthusiasts with its simplicity and the rich, complex notes it can deliver in a cup of coffee.

What you need
6-cup brewer
Square Chemex filter
36 grams (5-7 tbsp) WYLDER Probiotic Coffee
600 mL (about 20 oz) water just under boiling, plus additional for rinsing
Timer

Step 1—Rinse and Pre-heat Chemex
Place unfolded filter in Chemex
Make sure the 3-layered side is lined up with the pouring spout
Pour hot water over the filter for better taste and to seal the filter against the Chemex
Discard rinse water

Step 2Add Coffee
Add WYLDER Probiotic Coffee grounds to filter
Shake gently to level the coffee

Step 3The Bloom
Start the timer as you add enough water to saturate the grounds
Stir gently to make sure you don’t have any clumps
Let the coffee bloom for 30-45 seconds

Step 4The Pour
Begin pouring the water in a circular pattern
Pause as the water reaches the top of the filter to let it settle
Add remaining water

Step 5The Wait
Allow the coffee to drain once all of the water has been added
After about 4 minutes, the process should be complete

Step 6Pour and Enjoy
You’ve done it! Drink deeply of what should be one of the best cups of coffee you’ve ever had.

French Press

A mainstay in many home and coffee shop repertoires, the french press is an easy way to deliver a consistent, robust cup of coffee in a few simple steps.

What you need
4-cup French Press
27 grams (5 tbsp) WYLDER Probiotic Coffee
400 ml (1.75 cups) water just under boiling
Timer

Step 1—Pre-heat French Press
Pre-heating the french press will make for a nicer final temperature in your cup
Swirl water in press and discard water after 30 seconds

Step 2—Add Coffee
Add WYLDER Probiotic Coffee grounds to the french press
Shake gently to level the coffee
Step 3—The Bloom 
Start the timer
Add water in a circular motion, wetting grounds evenly
Fill about half-way and pause to let the coffee bloom

Step 4—Fill 
Stir coffee grounds
Add remaining water
Place french press lid on the press with the plunger resting on the grounds (don’t plunge yet!)

Step 5—Take the Plunge
When the timer reaches 4:00 minutes, slowly press the plunger down as far as it will go

Step 6—Pour and Enjoy
To prevent over-extraction, serve coffee immediately or decant into another vessel.



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GIRL GONE WYLD // THE WYLDER JOURNEY OF SHELLEY BROOK

Shelley Brook is a wilderness mama bear.

Whether it be backcountry skiing, summiting a mountain or trekking across Patagonia over the course of 11 months (yes, this happened), Shelley is never one to miss out an adventure. However, her current passion is not just to get outside, but to bring other women with her.

Shelley is the Colorado regional coordinator for
SheJumps, a non-profit dedicated to helping women “jump in, jump up and jump out,” taking leaps to live the abundant, adventurous life they were created for.

The WYLDER women were able to catch up with Shelley over the phone, as she drove from Boulder to Ouray, heading out to her next adventure - ice climbing and backcountry skiing in the San Juans. It was perfectly fitting.

Shelley fell in love with Mother Nature as a child, but that relationship blossomed when she worked as a counselor at a girls camp outside of Estes Park. Being disconnected with the modern world brought an intimate connection with the natural world. With Rocky Mountain National Park as her playground, she spent her days hiking, backpacking, summiting mountains and helping other young women do the same.

“The camp was where I met some of my closest friends still to this day. We share a passion for the outdoors and adventure and growing through those experiences,” she said.

Indeed, she met the two women she trekked across South America with while working at the same camp. The three of them started a blog to document their year-long journey in remote parts of the Andes, which was soon discovered by SheJumps, who of course wanted in on their story.

Shelley and her fellow trekkers were asked to give a presentation about their journey for SheJumps after their return to Colorado (where Shelley still calls home), which eventually led to the partnership that still thrives today.

Despite a debilitating knee surgery, Shelley is an avid backpacker and backcountry skier—check out some of her photos at @SBrook13.

While the knee issues did slow her physically for a moment, they haven’t touched her passion: building strong female community around being active, engaged and adventurous.

“Typically when women are trying to get more into the outdoors, they usually learn from a brother or partner or father, but it’s so different when you get a group of women together,” she said. “They’re teaching each other and helping each other to feel comfortable and to speak up.”

Shelley’s coffee ritual depends on whether she’s on the road, adventuring outdoors or in the comfort of her own home in Boulder. Her favorite is a strong, thick cup of French press - pure black gold - but she’ll settle for making a cup with H2Joe if it means she gets to wake up with the sun on her face and a trail ahead of her.

For those women out there who feel the call of the wild but...

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PRESERVING // THE WYLDER WAY

At the core of our beings we know that our whole world ecosystem and every living thing is affected by the impact of human life. This flows all the way down to the animals of the Antarctic.

When we started WYLDER, we knew that we would be using coffee from around the world. The shipping of the coffee would have a direct influence on the health of the water, the burning of fossil fuels, and the ecosystems where our coffee originates. It only felt right to give back. We chose to be conscious about our coffee purchasing by only using high-altitude, ecologically grown, organic beans and to give back to one abundant region that supports every breath that every living being takes: the Amazon Rainforest.

We all know that the Amazon Rainforest is the lung of the earth. We are mystified with its dense biological abundance and magnificent array of animals and nature’s medicines that thrive within this ecosystem. Few of us have traveled there to see how modern industry has completely changed the size and scope of the Amazon Rainforest, and the people who co-exist within it. If we did see it with our own eyes, what would we do differently?

During her career as a university student, our Director of Flow (CEO), Brittany Ricketts, lived on the Ute Mountain Ute reservation for a summer internship. Brittany arrived on the reservation with a passion to help build a community garden and had hopes that it would empower the people to band together and lessen crime. Over the course of the summer, Brit learned that her feelings and desires were not going to cause the change she wanted to see - only the empowerment of the people themselves had the potential to sustainably change the crime rate in the village.

What Brittany knew was that these people had a deep love for their ancient lands and sacred rituals. Instead of trying to persuade them about the benefits of organic gardening and community interaction, she chose to connect with them through their rituals. Sundance, Bear Dance, Sweat Lodge were all things she witnessed and took part of. From the deep connections made with nature and each other during these rituals, she saw that she had no job to do as an outsider. Brittany’s witnessing, presence, willingness to learn, and grace was the job.

From this experience grew the new approach Brittany takes on environmentalism and conscious entrepreneurship. “I feel the deepest way that we can truly help preserve the world's resources is by empowering the communities who live on the fringe of them,” she said.

When it comes to the mission to help preserve the Amazon Rainforest, this lesson and approach has inspired WYLDER’s method of giving back to the Amazon Rainforest.

“The people of the Amazon Rainforest will be the ones who make decisions on how the forest will be preserved, conserved or destructed,” said Brittany. If the local people...

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NOCO Yoga and WYLDER team up to WAKE UP ON THE WILD SIDE

We’re thrilled to be partnering with our friends at NOCO Yoga Club and Blue Harvest Apparel to bring you Yoga + Rituals, a morning set aside for yoga, intention, and exploration of the daily habits that make us who we are.  

On January 29th, we’ll be converting the gorgeous Blue Harvest Apparel Store into our very own yoga studio. We’ll start with warm lemon water to slowly wake our bodies, and then enter into a flow taught by Nicole Hussain, a renowned yoga teacher in Northern Colorado whose practice emphasizes fearless exploration and expression of self.

After class we will form a sacred circle to discuss our own rituals as we sip on WYLDER coffee.

This is a special opportunity to make space for creating rituals, setting intentions for the new year, and re-centering our lives around the things most important to us.

This is a donation-based event, with a recommended investment of between $15-30. All proceeds go to supporting Cool Earth - an organization that works alongside indigenous villages to stop rainforest destruction.


Space is limited to so please reserve your ticket today: bit.ly/WYLDER_NOCOYOGA

 

Nicole Hussain of Red Root Movement

Pictured Above // Nicole Hussain of Red Rood Movement

 

NOCO Yoga Club + WYLDER Coffee Co. 

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PATAGONE // THE WYLDER JOURNEY OF STEVIE ANNA

In a world where “slow travel” is a buzz phrase that reminds us of road trips, train rides, and anything more than a 3-day weekend, Stevie Anna Plummer is what you might call next-level.

Stevie is preparing to embark on a 1,000 mile journey on horseback, across the vast wilderness of Patagonia. She’ll be accompanied by two horses and her favorite traveling companion, her dog, Darcie.

We had the honor of speaking with Stevie before she leaves on this incredible expedition to find out more about her inspiration, goals and how she got here. In this season of intention setting that usually involve gyms, books or bedtimes, we encourage you to consider something different this year. Like Stevie, we’re all on a journey - why not make yours WYLDER?

What inspired you to embark on this trip across Patagonia? I started riding horses when I was 4 years old in West Texas which eventually led to guiding trail rides both in Alaska, Northern Minnesota, and now Patagonia.  I’ve always loved the outdoors, so combining my passion for riding with travel and the backcountry just came naturally. There wasn’t a moment in time that the idea to travel across Patagonia by horseback came to mind. It truly was something that was already happening, the direction that my life had been taking me for so long, and I suppose at some point it finally caught up to my conscious mind when I realized what was already happening around me… my move to Patagonia, guiding, the people I’ve encountered, it all fell into what would become Patagone.

What would you say the purpose of it is? My goal for Patagone is to bring to life the beauty and simplicity of slow travel. In the past I would have just bought a ticket to Patagonia, rented a car and sped across its parts trying to cram everything in on a work vacation. I want to do this as one traveler would do, say a hundred years ago, stepping off their front porch and heading out there, moving slowly enough to connect with life, culture and the surroundings. Living in Patagonia for the last two years has brought to light the beauty of simple living that the local people and gauchos have perfected so well. My plan is to document and share those encounters throughout the journey.

Why did you decide to do it alone? My journey is all about getting out there and ‘meeting’ Patagonia. I don’t want to be hindered by the comfort of having a travel partner or friend along the journey in the fear that I’ll miss out on making new ones. It’s so easy to feel content with familiar company, and so by going...

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