Today is the Midlands heat in the UK Barista Championships and Howard from Limini Coffee, where I do the courses, has entered so good luck goes to him. I think it will all be over by now so we won't know the outcome until the Limini blog is updated.
On the subject of coffee, a Has Bean parcel arrived today with 2 espresso blends to try and they are the interestingly named Jabberwocky & Jailbreak. The reviews say that Jabberwocky is a challenging blend to get right! Also had to order some cleaning equipment now that the espresso machine is over 2 months old.