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About Us

Founded in 2005 by Jim and Kathy Kozak, Talia Espresso was born from a shared love for exceptional coffee and a vision to cultivate a welcoming haven.

Driven by their passion for creating a space where people could gather, connect, and savor fresh, sustainable fare, the Kozaks embarked on a journey to bring their dreams to life.

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The name “Talia” holds profound significance for the Kozaks, symbolizing their unwavering faith in Jesus Christ and the transformative power of prayer. This spiritual inspiration is the cornerstone of our values, shaping the warm and inviting ambiance that greets our cherished customers.

From the outset, we’ve dedicated ourselves to delivering top-notch coffee and fresh, sustainable foods. Our story is one of resilience, community, and an unyielding dedication to creating an unparalleled experience for every guest who walks through our doors.

With a close-knit team that shares our passion for exceptional service and creating a sense of belonging, Talia Espresso is more than just a coffee house—it’s a family. Together, we strive to foster connections, inspire moments of joy, and leave a lasting impression on all who visit.

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Our Mission

Since 2005, the Kozaks have been dedicated to achieving excellence in the coffee service industry and providing fresh, sustainable foods.

Why Choose Talia Espresso?

A Legacy of Excellence

Since its founding in 2005 by Jim and Kathy Kozak, Talia Espresso has proudly stood as a symbol of excellence within the coffee service industry. Through dedication, innovation, and a deep-rooted commitment to quality, the Kozaks have established themselves as leaders in the bistro-style coffee house scene, setting the standard for exceptional coffee experiences.

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Expansion and Innovation

In 2012, we expanded our vision with the opening of Talia Espresso Drive Thru in Wilkesboro, NC. This convenient drive-thru location offers the same dedication to quality and service in a fast-paced setting, ensuring our customers can enjoy our offerings wherever their day takes them.

A Journey of Growth

The year 2020 marked a significant milestone for Talia Espresso by opening two new locations. Talia Espresso_On King, nestled in Boone, NC, fulfilled a long-awaited dream, introducing a walk-through Espresso Bar offering European-style espresso, lattes, handcrafted teas, smoothies, pastries, and more.

Additionally, our Drive Thru Coffee/Espresso in Elkin, NC, situated off Interstate I-77 on CC Camp Road, brought our exceptional offerings to travelers on the go.

Embracing New Horizons

With great anticipation, we announce the grand opening of Talia Espresso-West Jefferson in downtown West Jefferson, North Carolina! As we set sail into this new chapter, Talia Espresso is thrilled to extend our reach into the heart of West Jefferson. With a dedication to excellence at our core, we are eager to bring our signature blend of exceptional coffee to this vibrant community. Welcome to the newest addition to the Talia Espresso family!

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Meet the Talia Team

General Manager: Jim & Kathy Kozak owner/operator

Management Team: Dustin, Robin, Joseph, Ginger

Barista: Elizabeth, Katie, Cadell, Maelyn, Chasity, Lily, Blythe, Hannah, Stacy, Kelly, Ella

Foodie on Duty: Kathy, Ginger, Katherine, Yami & Rochelle.


Join our ever growing team by stopping by Talia Espresso Main Street Store and saying hi or send resume to: We look forward to hearing from you.