Considering that coffee grows all over the world, it makes sense that global coffee cultures would flourish in tandem. An offshoot of this culture has been the increasing number of barista competitions happening across the world. We were especially excited to hear about the first national barista competition in El Salvador, which took place recently in San Salvador. Lily de Bolaños from Viva Espresso in San Salvador beat out 18 other baristas for top honors and will now go on to represent El Salvador in the World Barista Championship next summer in Copenhagen. Her signature drink for the competition (pictured) combined espresso with ginger, sugarcane juice, cinnamon, allspice, vanilla and lime—sounds incredible!
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