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Congratulations to Alejandro who put in a stunning performance to fend off stiff competition from 5 other top baristas to be crowned World Barista Champion of 2011 Watch online here Alejandro partnered with Steve Leighton of Has Bean coffee roasters to produce the award winning roast of Ernesto Menendez's Finca La Illusion - grown on the slopes of the Sanata Ana volcano in El Salvador Here's Steve's tasting notes from his website http://www.hasbean.co.uk/pages/El-Salvador-La-Ilusion-COE-Number-1.html The other finalists who represented their countries and did themselves proud are; 2. Pete Licata - USA 3. Matt Perger - Australia 4. Javier Garcia - Spain 5. Miki Suzuki - Japan (#1 female barista) 6. John Gordon - UK John, you did us all proud tonight. The result could have gone either way. Top 6 - wow - huge respect!