Two-time Costa Rica National Barista Champion, María Auxiliadora Bonilla, will be competing in the World Barista Championship, to be held in Rimini, Italy.
The competition can be seen live on June 10 at 6:00 am Costa Rica time on Livestream.
Bonilla has trained under the guidance of Federico Bolaños, who also worked with the 2010 World Champion, Alejandro Mendez, and William Hernandez, who came third in the 2012 World Championships. Bolaños is Q Grader and instructor of the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE).
Maria Auxiliadora Bonilla was Barista Champion of Costa Rica in 2012 and 2013. In May 2013 she came 16th in the World Barista Championship, held in Melbourne, Australia.