Ally Walsh

Founder, Canyon Coffee

Captured in Ally's home, California. Shot by Jack Belli

May, 04 2017

Ally wears: The Claire Cord Skirt and her own Tee

Where are you from?

I grew up in New York, USA 

Do you have any nicknames?

My full name is Alexandra! So Ally could be considered a nickname, and AL too :)

Ally wears: The Alice Slip dress.

What made you want to start your own coffee brand?

Casey and I both wanted to start something together for a while, but weren't quite sure exactly what that would be. I was also ready to do something in addition to / other than modeling. We always loved coffee. When we traveled, we’d hunt for local roasters; at home, we loved starting every day making it for each other. We just kept learning more and more about the process, out of passion, and deciding to turn it into a business came about naturally—almost as a byproduct. And from the moment we had the idea, we’ve had so much support from our friends and community. It really encouraged us to go for it!

Ally wears: The Claire Cord Skirt and her own Tee

Where did the name Canyon Coffee come from?

Casey and I met in Beachwood Canyon 4 1/2 years ago! We also love the imagery Canyon brings up for us… it seemed to encapsulate the whole vision we had for the brand perfectly.

What is your perfect coffee?

Black. A pour over of our Chochajau.

Ally wears: Claire Cord Jacket and her own denim jeans

What else do you do with yourself?

I model full time as well.

Favourite place to be?

Anywhere in the sun!  

What are you listening to at the moment?

The XX, Frank Ocean and Toro y Moi on repeat!

What are you reading at the moment?

I feel like I’m always reading 10 things at once! But right now I’m almost finished with “Swing Time” by Zadie Smith. It’s so, so good. I also just got “What Belongs to You” by Garth Greenwell & “Marlena” by Julie Buntin. Looking forward to starting those two!

Dream location?

I just got back from Japan and I already want to go back! I would love to go to some of the islands, especially Naoshima… and into the mountains as well!

Ally wears: The Alice Slip dress.

Describe a typical day in your life. I assume it starts with a Canyon brew?

Yes! Always starts with a cup of Canyon. I wake up early—around 7-7:30—sit up, and do a 20 minute meditation. I always make time for my morning routine. After that, my days vary. Some days I have a modeling job, and I’ll work on Canyon stuff from my phone, emailing, figuring out how much to roast for the week, and keeping up with accounts. Days I don’t have a modeling shoot are spent working on Canyon: making deliveries, fulfilling orders, running errands, meetings, getting events organized… whatever the day brings! While I commute I like listening to podcasts or audiobooks. Right now, I’m in NYC, and this past week has been super busy with meetings for Canyon and castings! I am enjoying all of it. I like being busy. At home in Los Angeles, we live right on the beach, and I always try to make time for a beach walk, or even just a walk out to the water. I try to end most nights with a bath and making dinner at home.

Any tips on making the perfect home brew?

There are some basics, for sure! Use about 2 tbsp’s per cup of coffee you want to make. Grind according to what kind of brewing method you’re using (coarse for french press, medium for pour-overs, fine for moka pots / espresso). Never put boiling water on your coffee! Let it cool for 30 seconds after it boils. When you’re using a kettle, always “bloom” the coffee—just get all the grounds wet first, and let is sit for about 30 seconds. Then pour slowly over the coffee until you’ve filled it up!

Thanks for having us into your beautiful home Ally! x


Follow Ally: @allylwalsh


Australian Deliveries 

During sale and peak periods, please allow 48 hours for your order to be processed.

If your order is placed by 12:00pm AEST, we are delighted to offer FREE standard delivery to all major metro areas and capital cities- on any order over $50. Orders under this amount will be charged a flat rate of $10. On average orders will arrive within 2-5 working days.

If your order is placed after 12:00pm AEST, it will be dispatched the following business day. If your order is placed over the weekend, it will be dispatched on the Monday. RYDER dispatches all orders from our distribution centre in Victoria, therefore if we receive your order on a Victorian Public Holiday, it will not be processed until the following day.

If you need your order urgently RYDER offers an express service. Orders using express shipping will be charged a flat rate of $10.

To find out if your delivery location is included in the Express Service, please follow this link HERE.

Once your order is dispatched, you will receive an email containing your tracking number which will allow you to see how close you are to receiving your package.

To guarantee delivery, we recommend your parcel be sent to an address where there will be someone to receive it between 9am - 5pm. If you require an earlier delivery please email us for your options at or call us on 03 9822 8229.

If no one is at your specified shipping address and the courier does not deem the location safe to leave your parcel you will receive a txt or an email providing you with instructions for re-delivery.

All orders are provided with a tracking number.

Please let us know if you do not give authority to leave your order in a safe place.


International Deliveries

We deliver to most countries. If your country is not available when using our checkout please email us at for further options.  

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Ryder delivers all international orders using DHL which provide a tracking number for all orders.

International orders will have an approximate delivery time frame of 7-10 business days, depending upon your location. If you require an earlier delivery please email us for your options at

When international orders reach your destination country, they may be subject to customs clearance procedures which can cause delays beyond original delivery estimates.

Please note: Ryder unfortunately cannot be held responsible for any possible duties and taxes which may be applied by customs in the country where delivery is made. The responsibility for any custom duties, foreign taxes or other fees which may be imposed will rest with the customer. Please contact your local customs offices if you would like to seek more information regarding taxes and duties. We also unfortunately cannot mark any international order as a 'gift', due to law prohibitions.


Returns Policy 

We understand how tricky it can be to know how a piece will fit before trying it on, and that’s why we offer you a completely risk-free 7 day return policy.

Provided the item is not worn, altered or washed, has the swing tag still attached and is in the original packaging, you may return within 7 days of receiving your item for a full refund.

Please note: For change of mind, we will not accept any returns that are not in the original condition as when purchased.

Sale items:

Sale items are eligible for size exchange when possible or return for a credit note that can be used in store and online. Sale items are not eligible for a refund.

Clearance items:

Clearance items are eligible for size exchange when possible. Clearance items are not eligible for a refund or a credit note.

Returning your order:

When you receive your parcel, you will find enclosed your purchase, and an invoice which includes the Returns information.

If you wish to return an item, it must be returned with the invoice and the parcel labeled with the Return Authorisation Number.

How to receive your Return Authorisation (RA) Number:

Contact us at and we will provide you with an RA number to accompany your return and information on how to return your parcel. Please include the reason for your return.

To return your parcel:

Please take the parcel to your nearest post office and label it clearly with the return address. We will notify you by email once your return has been received and processed!

Of course we will endeavor to process your refund as quickly as possible, however please allow 5 - 10 business days for your refund to appear in your account.

Refunds will be issued by the same method as to which the item was paid.

Faulty Items:

Faulty items are classified as faulty if they are received damaged, or where a manufacturing fault has occurred within a reasonable time frame.

Please note that items which have been damaged as a result of some wear and tear are not considered to be faulty.

In accordance with ACCC, where possible, we will offer to repair faulty items.

If you would like to exchange your item, please be aware that we can only replace it for the same product in the same size, subject to availability.

You will receive a full refund if the item cannot be repaired or replaced.

For all faulty item queries which fall outside of our Returns Policy, please contact or call us on 03 9822 8229.