Yarithza Aguilar poses for a portrait on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Yakima, Wash.

Aguilar had a scholarship offer from Washington State University but decided instead to open a coffee stand with a former co-worker in 2017. Her social media savvy and cross-promotion efforts with other businesses have helped her stand, Sip on Summit, gain a loyal following. She bought out her business partner after just seven months and opened a second location, Sip on First, late last year.

She closed her original shop in January, but wants to open a stand in the area by the end of the year. "We got a lot of support from that area," said Aguilar, who estimates she has developed more than 100 drinks and looks to make more. "We have an option for everyone," she said.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.
Posting comments is now limited to subscribers only. Become one today or log in using the link below. For additional information on commenting click here.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.