Joya Iverson had just bought a one-way ticket to Ethiopia when an accident tore the passenger side off her car and gave her a nasty concussion. It made the move impossible. "I just sat on the couch, playing the ukulele with my eye mask on," she says. Undaunted, she decided to start a business in her own neighborhood, Hillman City (south of Columbia City along Rainier), incorporating as many things she loves as possible. Thus, Tin Umbrella Coffee came to be.