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Coffee barista from El Salvador wins the world championship in Bogotá

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Salvadoran beat out baristas from 56 countries to take home first place honors at the 2011 World Barista Championship held in Bogota.

After his win, 23-year-old Alejandro Mendez said he was proud to represent the coffee producers of a small country such as El Salvador and was happy both for himself and for his family.

This year marked the first time the competition, which has been held since 2000, took place in a major coffee-producing country.

Original source: AFP