SUMMER IS NOW OFFICIALLY IN FULL SWING DUE TO ALL OF US REALLY FEELIN' IT.
You know what I'm talking about- the heat!
"But Matt, how are you going to write a blog about heat when this is an espresso blog?"
Well how about I answer your question with another question:
"WHY ARE YOU STILL READING, BUSTER?!"
To be honest, I never really wanted to write about the heat, it is just that Doug asked me to write a blog today and i forget what he told me to write about so I figure that if I just write enough words it will come back to me... IN AN AWESOME WAVE TORRENT SPLASH!
OH HANG ON A SEC...
NOW I REMEMBER:
Our good ol' faithful buddy Neil, the barista, will be competing in the good ol' regional barista championships. These things are SERIOUS. They start on July 19th! If Neil takes the cake in this comp' he'll move on to the nationals which are held in Vancouver this year. CAN YOU IMAGINE NEIL ON THE WEST COAST? IT'D LOOK LIKE THIS, PROBABLY (See image below)
(this is not Neil)
Anyway, if Neil wins the nationals he'll be competing in the Barista WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS in LONDON ENGLAND... Come on, this is a big deal because we all know Neil likes to mock the English with a phony accent, and this is maybe going to be his only chance to actually MOCK THEM IN PERSON AND ALSO DEFEAT THEM IN A COFFEE COMPETITION!!!
So let's wish that little guy some luck! He's an underdog! He's a sleeper hit! He's a buddy for all of us! He's like Teddy Ruxpin meets Gene Simmons! He's like Bea Arthur on a motorcycle!
Wish for his freedom, I want the Nile. Wish for the Nile- NEIL!