World Barista Champions James Hoffmann, Tim Wendelboe and Gwilym Davies are all trapped in the USA due to the freak volcanic ash cloud hovering over European airspace.
Things are strange, as I am typing this on a flight to San Francisco. The volcano stranded me in the US and the lack of spaces on flights back to the UK means I am in the US for a week longer than planned.
Strange, indeed! According to unnamed sources, James will continue his extended visit in Iowa City, then fly out to Boca Raton, Florida, home of controversial coffee blogger Andrew Brewtbart.
Tim Wendelboe is in New York City, where it’s confirmed he’ll be attending a BBQ and celebrating a pre-birthday with distinguished party animal David LaTourelle.