Mike Phillips taking the prize in LondonClearly, America has become a Third World nation. That’s what The Daily Show‘s John Oliver said two days ago when Team USA qualified for the next round of the World Cup by dramatically defeating Algeria with a deserved injury-time goal to close the group stages. Mr. Oliver’s logic? We have the rampant unemployment, the devalued currency, the massive national debt, we can’t win a war, and now we have the capable national soccer team to prove it.

But as if to drive this point home even further, today in London Michael Phillips did what no American has ever done before: win the World Barista Championship (WBC).

Congratulations to Mike, who has spectacularly made it to the top of the world in only his third year of being a barista.