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.