Later today I get on a plane and head over to Vancouver to take part in the WBC machine testing. As anyone can probably understand I did think long and hard about getting involved, and am of course aware of the inevitable politics that surround something like this.
However the opportunity for me to learn more about espresso machines and grinders, as well as test protocols, was too good to miss. Not many people get to know what happens at these testing sessions but I hope this year I will be able to open it up a bit and share my experiences. I don’t really see myself passing judgment on machinery, more collecting data and analyzing it. Obviously there will be a lot in terms of results and statistical analysis that aren’t going to appear on here, but afterwards I hope the whole process will be clearer.