The Wild Way is a name that represents who we are and what we believe, both in coffee and life in general.
I (Christine) writing in a journal one day and I scribbled down,
"I want our coffee shop name to represent Jon and myself. Represent this crazy adventure of starting a business. Represent the way we want to live."
The Wild Way came to mind. It represented all those things and more. In a world that tells us how we should operate, what we should believe, how we should spend our money - Jon and I sometimes get tired of being funneled down the current of what society says we should do. We try daily to take the wild way. To take the road less traveled. We aren't perfect at it, but we sure as hell try.
Don't mind me as I quote the brave and fearless Brene Brown and her words that rolled off the page like honey to inspire me:
"There will be times when standing alone feels too hard, too scary, and we'll doubt our ability to make our way through the uncertainty. Someone, somewhere, will say, 'Don't do it. You don't have what it takes to survive the wilderness.' This is when you reach deep into your wild heart and remind yourself, 'I am the wilderness.'"
We are the wilderness, and we will choose the wild way.
THINGS WE CARE ABOUT
Mother Earth, we got yo' back! We love this planet and we love our customers, so we make sure that we do things to make the best drinks with the littlest environmental impact. If you are interested in being a part of our Composting Pick-Up Program, then send us an email!
A few additional notes: We make our own syrups because a lot of the syrups used in coffee shops have processed sugars or fake ingredients. Plus making anything from scratch just tastes better. We are picky about what milk we use. We use grass-fed, non-homogenized milk. Homogenization is a process that isn't necessary in the dairy industry and actually takes away some of the creamy deliciousness that milk naturally has. Even companies like Shatto Milk homogenize their milk. So we found a dairy that takes care of their cows, doesn't homogenize, and feeds their cows as much natural grass as possible. We use sustainably sourced coffee and partner with local roasters so we are contributing to small family businesses (just like ours) in the KCMO area and around the world at coffee farms. We recycle, because the Mother Nature gives us so much, we'd like to give back to her the things we take. We will begin composting with a local garden this Spring because coffee grounds are great for growing leafy greens like spinach and tomatoes. And ultimately, we do all these things because it also enhances the quality of our finished cup of coffee, this world, and our lives.