Wednesday 8 July 2009

Almost Famous

It's been a couple of weeks since I've been able to get down to the Bald Barista, but I made it this evening. As usual, with not much time to spare before they closed, I ordered a couple of drinks.

I watched my espresso pour like dark honey into the cup then immediately took a sip as I stood at the counter. The beans were just roasted six days ago. I'm really getting into quality, fresh espresso. Delicious.

While I was waiting on my latte the barista (one of Buzz's co-conspirators in the campaign to bring quality coffee to Dublin) said to me, 'Do you by any chance write a blog about going to coffeehouses?'

I was stunned! On two accounts: first that my cover had been blown (the give away was that I mentioned racing down to the cafe after putting the kids to bed - I guess I must have put that in a previous post). I was also stunned and quite flattered that a coffee expert read my blog.

I said to the barista that I'd blog about this, but in all my giddy excitement I forgot to ask his name - you know who you are, the guy behind the counter from NZ who does have hair.

All this goes to prove that you should really think about what you write in a blog as you don't know who is reading...and when you might meet them. Fortunately I've got nothing but good words for the Bald Barista cafe and all the staff.


boilerbugle said...

Hey there!! Loving the blog. I stopped at the Bald Barrista while I was staying at Avalon House last May (2008). Very impressed with the coffee. I'll be studying at Dublin Institute of Tech. for the fall semester, and am looking forward to discovering the city's espresso and coffee offerings.

Cosmo said...

Hi boilerbugle! Thanks for the comment.

If you're looking for someone to do a coffee tour of Dublin with - let me know! (I keep meaning to do something like that...)

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