Federico Bolaños
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  • El Salvador
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Electrical requirements for WBC

Started this discussion. Last reply by Federico Bolaños Jun 6, 2008. 2 Replies

Cup warming during prep time at barista competitions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nuova Simonelli Sep 8, 2008. 21 Replies

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What is your position in the coffee industry?
barista, coffee shop owner, barista trainer, coffee roaster
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
El Salvador
How many years have you been in the industry?
since 2005
If you are a barista or shop, are you interested in a barista exchange with another coffee shop/barista?
Tell us more about your coffee shop or barista skills.
We are in every link of the coffee chain: our family has been producing fines coffee for over a century and process it our own mills, we roast it in our in-store Diedrich roaster, and we sell it in our coffeeshop as espresso or whole beans. We also sell Cup of Excellence award winning coffees from fincas of the main coffee producing regions in El Salvador.
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
I'm mostly interested in the U.S. Northwest, Europe and Australia.
About Me:
I'm a barista, barista trainer, roaster, Q cupper, and coffeeshop/roastery owner in El Salvador.
About My Company:
Our coffeeshop/roastery is called Viva Espresso. We are 100% committed to roasting and brewing with the highest standards of excellence.

Our baristas have won El Salvador's first 2 national barista championships in a row...plus best espresso, best cappuccino, and best signature beverage on both tournaments!!!. We competed in the 2008 WBC (Copenhage) and placed 23rd and competed again in the WBC (Atlanta)2009 and placed 9th!!!

We are very proud to say our coffeeshop has been visited by specialty coffee industry experts: Anette Moldvaer, Poul Mark, James Hoffman, Stephen Morrisey, Ryan Brown, The 2007 Nordic Barista Champions, Sarah Allen, Ken Olson, Lizz Hudson, Chris Davidson, Christian Rotsko, Sunalini Menon, Ellie H-Matuszak, Jon Lewis, Craig Holt, Nick Cho, Jose Arreola, Daniel Humphries, Ted Lingle, David Loutrell, Mike Perry, Jeff Taylor, and many more. We have learned so much from them and greatly appreciate their visits.
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
The friendships you build along the way.

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At 3:47pm on December 14, 2015, Stella said…

Good Day,

How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on:( mrsstellakwale588@gmail.com) ) for the full details.

Have a nice day

Thanks God bless.

Mrs Stella.

At 2:54am on October 10, 2010, angela said…
My name is miss angela desmond i saw your profile today and became interested in
you,i will also like to know you more,and i want you to send an email to my
email address so i can give you my picture, for you to know whom i am.
Here is my email address( ( angela5000desmond@yahoo.fr)
I believe we can move from here!
I am waiting for your mail to my email address above.
(Remeber the distance or colour does not matter but love matters alot in life)
( angela5000desmond@yahoo.fr)
At 7:18pm on June 3, 2009, delmy solis said…
hi don fede! did you realize how hard is for me cupping? i am so frustrated!!! i don`t know how to improve that, please help me with that! and i want to learn how to roast! don`t be selfish and show us! see you at work. bye.
At 10:17am on April 15, 2009, delmy solis said…
hey! why don't you add more photos? you have like a million!
At 11:22am on April 5, 2009, delmy solis said…
hi dn. fede, how are you. i would like to have the pictures that i asked you for the other day, maybe in a meeting at the coffee shop you can give them to me. ok?! bye see you at work!
At 2:02pm on December 7, 2008, Steve MacDowall said…
like your photo, hope you add a few more - greetings from Canada - Steve
At 12:49pm on September 24, 2008, Mike said…
Viva! El Salvador Coffees!
At 5:10pm on June 20, 2008, Daniel Humphries said…
Don Federico.... que fuerte su esposa en la competición ayer!
At 6:33am on June 9, 2008, Emily Naber Spende said…
hey, and cool on the CoE!!
At 6:27am on June 9, 2008, Emily Naber Spende said…
Hey Federico. Thanks for the add.
Say hi to Lilly and good luck in Copenhagen!
Be well.

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