New Barista Champion of Nicaragua!

Our oft roving reporter, Jay Caragay, was kind enough to email me a photo of the top six baristas in the Nicaragua Barista Championship, and the ranking order—thanks, Jay! Be sure to check out Jay’s awesome blog for much more news about the competition and all the fun and excitement that accompanied it.

The new champion is Alberto Mayorga of Esso On The Run. Alberto will represent Nicaragua at the 2010 World Barista Championship in London, UK, this June. Congratulations, Alberto!
From left to right, the top six baristas in the Nicaragua Barista Championship: Lesther Balladares, Luis Lopez, Miguel Zamura, Guillermo Lopez, Carlos Lopez, and Alberto Mayorga

From left to right, the top six baristas in the Nicaragua Barista Championship: Lesther Balladares, Luis Lopez, Miguel Zamura, Guillermo Lopez, Carlos Lopez, and Alberto Mayorga

Ranking order:
1st – Alberto Mayorga, Esso On The Run
2nd – Lesther Balladares, Cafe Barista
3rd – Carlos Lopez. Cafe Sol y Agua
4th – Miguel Zamura, Esso On The Run
5th – Luis Lopez, Economart
6th – Guillermo Lopez, Esso On The Run

About the Author

Sarah

Sarah Allen is co-founder and editor of Barista Magazine, the international trade magazine for coffee professionals. A passionate advocate for baristas, quality, and the coffee community, Sarah has traveled widely to research stories, interact with readers, and present on a variety of topics affecting specialty coffee. She also loves animals, swimming, ice cream, and living in Portland, Oregon.