Howl Mercantile & Coffee is an experiential retail environment offering small batch artisanal goods and a home to an intersectional creative community. We proudly serve an assortment of coffee beverages in partnership with our roaster, Corvus Coffee, from Denver. Since its inception, Howl has always stood as a cry against oppression, subjugation, and late stage capitalism. We envision our space as a marketplace for artists and makers trying to bypass modern day capitalism and financially support themselves through their passion and small businesses.
Located 2.5 hours from Denver in the mountains of Southwest Colorado, Salida used to be our weekend getaway. We noticed a different kind of freedom amongst the kids and a connection in the community that called to us. In 2016, we moved here permanently and opened the shop as well as an attached AirBnB apartment that is available for visitors. We take our kids, Cedar & Lake, into the nearby wilderness as much as possible so they can grow up camping, skiing, mountain biking and just being free.
We are partnering with the Ark Valley Equality Network to further the work of anti-racism in our community and to focus our energy into the education, healing, and fundraising that the community will need to ensure Salida is fair, equal, and welcoming to all people.