Local coffee vendor shares her immigration story
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- As the weather gets colder, it’s nice to have some fresh coffee to walk around the Farmers' Market at IX Art Park. A local vendor shares her story of coming to Charlottesville two years ago.
After meeting her husband in Costa Rica, they decided to move to the United States. After months of being here, she knew she needed to find a job about which she was passionate.
A friend suggested coffee roasting since she was familiar with it at home, in Costa Rica. She has since grown her business to be a stand at the farmers' market at IX Art Park and feels her coffee is extra special.
“I don’t have the middle man, I go over there and I pay the price they deserve,” said Tanya Fallas, the owner of Taiga Coffee.
She goes directly to the source, to Costa Rica, to get her beans and imports them to Charlottesville. She even roasts her beans here.
Fallas and many other vendors will be participating in the farmers' market at IX Art Park from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturdays until Dec. 17.