GROWING COFFEE BROUGHT A LOCAL BACK HOME TO LEYTE WHERE SHE FLOURISHED IN THE TRADE
Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp
OFTENTIMES, people would venture into new horizons to find greener pastures. Others do it for the thrill of the unknown and to gain new experiences. But even though the world has a lot to offer, oftentimes there's gravitational pull inside that brings us home no matter how far we go. Sometimes random items such as a familiar smell, a cherished memory, or a particular item that bears meaning will invoke the longing for home or a feeling of wanting to stay somewhere comfortable. For Candelaria "Larrie" Gallardo Adanza, the owner of Adanza Coffee Farms in Anallawan, Southern Leyte, it was the sight of coffee that prompted her to stay in her old neighborhood permanently. Although a native ofLeyte, Adanza worked for about 30 years in the United States where she did office work for various industries such as hotel and tourism, medicine, and education.