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THE 10 BEST COFFEE SCALES OF 2022

WEIGHING THE 10 BEST COFFEE SCALES OF 2022

As you probably already know, we at Golden Sin are crazy about brewing coffee at home. We like to have a lot of control over our brewing methods to ensure we have the best cup possible. Always search for the best products out there, the best grinder to grind our carefully selected coffee beans, and even a gooseneck kettle. Did you even know that a good coffee scale, equipment to measure your coffee grounds, perfect your ratio when brewing?

Many people use a scoop and put 3-4 scoops per brewing session. That’s also okay but if you’re a coffee geek that wants more, a good coffee scale will do the trick for you.

Don’t want to read the whole article? We at Golden Sin Coffee think that you’ll love the Brewista. This is a great fit and suited for multiple purposes. This one will give you value for your money and serve you well. Click here for the link to Amazon!

If you have more experience as a home barista and want a state-of-the-art scale, you can go for the Acaia Lunar.

THE 10 BEST COFFEE SCALES OF 2022

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#1. Taylor Precision Stainless steel

This kitchen stale is from Taylor Precision Products and made from Stainless Steel. It looks very nice, has a simple display and is convenient to use. Taylor is a brand that’s been around for 150 years. There’s a feature that you can lock the weight when the display is not visible so you can review the weight afterward. The surface is covered with glass that resists odors. Other features like automatic shutdown, Tare function (zero weights between additions), and an indicator for low battery charge sure come in handy in the kitchen.


PROS

  • Stainless steel
  • Nice industrial look
  • Convenient in use
  • Automatic shutdown function
  • Tare function
  • Low Battery indicator
  • Lock weight if display is not visible because of item on top of it during the process
  • Can weigh up to 22 lbs
  • increments of 0.01 oz and 0.1 g

CONS

  • A lot of people complain about the accuracy, but with most tools, it can happen.

#2. Ozeri Precision Pro

The Ozeri Precision pro can fit in most kitchens and has a nice design. It’s portable, easy to customize, and fits well in most kitchen interiors. It can weigh up to 11 lbs and is suited for measuring other ingredients as well. This can be your compagnon de route.


PROS

  • Stainless steel
  • Portable
  • Can weigh up to 11 lbs
  • Easy to customise and use
  • Automatic shutdown function
  • Tare function
  • Multiple precision sensors

CONS

  • Customers say it’s more suited for large quantities, but overall it does the job good
  • Increments of 0.05 oz and 1 g. Does the job but you might want more increments.

#3. VisionTechShop VKC-3 Coffee Scale

This kitchen scale from VisionTechShop is made from stainless steel and is a nice addition to every kitchen or household. It comes with a larger display, larger than most of its counterparts. One of the nice features is the timer, it enables you to time the brew to get a consistent cup of coffee (up to 1 hour). The platter is easy to clean. You can adjust the coffee to water ratio. It gives you the amount of water needed based on the measured coffee grounds.


PROS

  • Stainless steel
  • Easy to use and clean
  • Large display
  • Timer function up to 1 hour
  • Coffee to water ratio adjustable
  • Shows you the needed water for the amount of measured coffee grounds
  • Automatic shutdown
  • Tare function
  • Low battery alert
  • Weighs up to 100 oz

CONS

  • Large interface
  • Maybe a lot of options for most users

#4. Acaia Scale Lunar

Acaia scales are known for their accuracy and are considered smart coffee scales. They are waterproof and can interconnect via Bluetooth with your smartphone. This one is the most expensive on our list but a nice-to-have scale for the real coffee geek. Be aware though, connection with your smartphone doesn’t always work in the first place. They do the job but come with a very high price tag. This one is more suited for the coffee professionals among us.

The scale is designed to prevent liquid damage. The power button has an extra function: reset (sequential presses). They have a 2-year warranty against water damage. From the moment there’s weight on the scale, it starts the timer (weigh-to-brew-mode). Comes with protective tools for the protection of metal-on-metal scratching.


PROS

  • Modern design
  • Auto-tare mode
  • Waterproof
  • 2-year warranty for liquid damage
  • Bluetooth connection with smartphone
  • Protective tools (strips e.a.) to prevent metal scratches
  • Automatic shutdown function
  • USB-connection and rechargable
  • 0.1 g increments

CONS

  • Higher price tag
  • More suited in a professional environment

#5. Geekclick Digital Food Kitchen Scale

Who’s one of the coffee geeks here? Here’s the Geekclick digital food kitchen scale! It can weigh up to 22 lbs and comes with multiple sensors (4) to provide you with great accuracy. It comes with the most known function for scales: automatic shutdown, tare (one-press). Above all, it has a very user-friendly display and comes with an automatic overload prompt.


PROS

  • Easy to use
  • Multiple purposes
  • Weighs up to 22 lbs
  • Multiple sensors (4) to provide accuracy
  • Automatic shutdown function
  • Tare function
  • Low voltage prompt
  • Overload prompt
  • Waterproof
  • Easy to clean
  • Increments of 0.05 oz and 1 g

CONS

  • No notable cons to note

#6. Hario V60 Drip Coffee Scale

Hario is a popular brand and thus we have high expectations. The price is not low but you can’t expect to have the top quality for a low price, and even if you get that, it won’t last very long mostly. This is beyond entry-level. It has a modern design and is simple and easy to use. The display shows you both the timer and the measures. There’s also an automatic shutdown function.


PROS

  • Convenient and easy to use
  • Automatic shutdown
  • Display shows timer and measures
  • Modern design
  • Mid-range, beyond entry-level.
  • Tare-function
  • Best suited for pour over
  • Increments of 0.1 g

CONS

  • Design doesn’t allow it to use on most drip trays.

#7. TIMEMORE B22 New Version Digital Coffee Scales

The Timemore B22 looks very beautiful, from afar it looks like an old radio, but retro-style. It comes with all important functions like a timer (as the name suggests), tare. The Timemore won’t take a lot out of your budget and gives you great quality. It weighs in increments of 0.1 grams. The device is best used for pour-over brewing and also does well for espresso.


PROS

  • Nice design
  • Increments of 0.1 g
  • Built-in timer and tare function
  • USB-rechargeable
  • Automatic shutdown

CONS

  • Not suitable for all machines because of the size

#8. Brewista Ratio Pour Over Coffee Scale

The Brewista, what a name, sounds like a must-have for the coffee baristas and geeks among us. It’s easy to take it with you. It comes with a nice display and gives you a lot of useful information like the actual vs desired brew ratio and measures in increments of 0.1 g. The scale is light and weighs up to 2000 g.


PROS

  • Modern design
  • Light
  • Portable
  • Weighs up to 2.000 g
  • Easy to use
  • Dual timing bars display the actual and desired pour rates
  • USB-rechargeable
  • Automatic shutdown function
  • Tare function
  • Comes with protective tray and silicone pad for extra protection
  • Coffee to water ratio : 7 presets.

CONS

  • Coffee to water ratio: only 7 presets, 1:14 to 1:20.

#9. OXO 11212400 Good Grips 6 Lb Precision Coffee Scale

This scale from OXO looks very modern and measures in increments of 0.1 g and weighs up to 6 lb. It comes with a timer and an automatic shutdown function. Easy to use and convenient. Other features like tare and easy-to-use display are nice to have. This is a perfect scale for the hobby-baristas among us.


PROS

  • Nice design
  • Automatic shutdown
  • Easy to use and clean
  • Weighs up to 6 lb
  • Increments of 0.1 g
  • Easy-to-use display
  • Tare function

CONS

  • Response time isn’t as fast as other scales

#10. BV02001MU Bonavita Rechargeable Coffee Scale

This scale from Bonavita is mainly made from plastic. It weighs in increments of 0.1 g up to 2.000 g. The scale is rechargeable with USB and comes with protective components like the scale cover. It has unique nano-coating and helps prevent water damage.


PROS

  • Simple design
  • Increments of 0.1 g
  • Weighs up to 2.000 g
  • Scale is rechargeable with usb
  • Protective components like scale cover
  • Automatic shutdown function
  • Tare function
  • Timer
  • Nano coating (prevents water damage)

CONS

  • Not so modern, but that can be a pro for someone else
  • Mostly made of plastic
  • We feel there are better alternatives for this price.

WHY SHOULD YOU CONSIDER USING A SCALE?

When I think about scaling, I always think about the profession of a baker, someone who makes desserts. Their job is also to know and measure their ingredients and mix them in some manner and way. The result is always something that you can’t get enough of. That’s the image I have from scaling, measuring things. Since we’re talking about great dessert, we’d like a great cup of coffee along with it. 1 + 1 = 3 right ;)!

The main thing about scales is that most brewers, baristas don’t need them and do it on the spot by their experience, or they use a scoop. Just as we have said before, you can brew perfectly without a scale, the same for a gooseneck kettle. They allow us to give us more control over our brewing process and improve our chances to brew that great cup. Nothing more than that.

WHAT’S WRONG WITH A SCOOP?

That depends on who answers the questions. The thing is, you can do things on the spot and round up things, but you’ll want the same experience over and over again. It won’t be exact, just the same with your coffee to water ratio. These things can help you a great way in brewing that great cup of coffee and have consistent experiences.

So we say there’s nothing wrong with using a scoop but a great kitchen scale that you can use for optimizing your coffee experience and use it for other purposes at home is a no-brainer for me.

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A SCALE ?

When you’re trying to decide or want to narrow down your choice in buying a scale, please give the following considerations some thought:

#1. Budget

Again we start with this consideration: budget. We think it’s important, even if we’re talking about a piece of equipment that’s not essential or needed to make coffee. As with most products, we have multiple ranges. How much do you want to give for a kitchen or coffee scale? If you invest, try and imagine the bigger picture and use it for multiple purposes and not only coffee. We say that investing something around $ 50 isn’t wrong for improving your control over your brewing process and perfecting it.

#2. Digital

A coffee scale should be convenient and one with features that are ‘normal’ nowadays. You’d want a digital one and not a classic one that’s difficult to read. We want to now fast where we are with our coffee.

#3. Tare

Tare stands for zero, you’d best have a scale with this function because else you need to calculate everything yourself and that’s not convenient. Remember, we want to control.

#4. Precision

Pay attention to the incremental weights the scale is measuring. This defines the accuracy of the scale. The standard to go on are increments of 0.1 g, pay attention to this. There are a lot of scales that change at 1 g. It depends on your desire for control. In the end, tweaking here and there in your brew process can add up.

#5. Consistency

It’s all about control and defining the right coffee to water ratio. Being able to repeat the same over and over and tweaking a little bit is key to ensure your brew is high quality or even better than last time.

#6. Timer

Having a scale with a timer function is easy because you won’t have to use other devices to do so. It can easily become a mess, if you’re not handy you’re smartphone falls with screen damage etc… We want to do the job very quickly and easily!

#7. Size

Size does matter after all! Think about the brewing methods you’ll cover. Scales come from the size of a smartphone to 10x that size. Are you someone that’s a lot on the road and in need of a portable scale, then you might opt for a smaller one? Are you in search of a masterpiece, eyecatcher in your kitchen? There’s always something for everyone!

#8. Automatic shutdown

This is a common feature in our lists and can come in handy in a lot of ways. Think about the coffee-lovers among us that forget to turn the scale off for example. This function does that. While it can come in handy, it can also be a dealbreaker because if the scale shut’s down after 1 or 2 minutes, you might not be done with your brewing. Pay attention to the duration before it shuts itself down.

#9. Multiple functions in the kitchen

Think about what you want on your scale. Think about it. Do you just want to weigh coffee? Do you want a tool that covers multiple functions in your kitchen? In that case, coffee scales can reduce your daily kitchen time. If you just want a scale for your coffee needs, you might want to hold on to your cash for other purposes, like other coffee gear.

F.A.Q.

WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR IN A SCALE ?

There are a few things you should consider on a good scale. The 2 most important ones are “digital” and “Precision”. You want to read everything off a nice display or user interface and be able to read it nicely. When we want our coffee, we want to know this fast and reliable.

The values you read must be measured in a precise or accurate way (reliability). Some scales give you increments of 0.1 grams, you won’t need that much detail always but it comes in handy. It’s always better to not use certain info you have than the info you don’t have.

CAN I USE KITCHEN SCALE FOR COFFEE?

Yes, think about the functions you’ll need. Coffee scales are made with the most important features needed for brewing coffee. Mostly, kitchen scales will measure in increments of 0.1 grams and be able to convert in multiple notations (g, oz, etc…). Generally, a kitchen scale is more expensive. Think about the multiple functions in your kitchen. A good kitchen scale is key in any kitchen and can be used for brewing coffee.

DO I NEED A COFFEE SCALE?

Depends on why you’re asking the question. In essence, you don’t need a scale if you have experience in brewing your coffee. Yes, you need a scale if you want to improve the chances of creating great coffee and repeating it daily. A scale with increments of 0.1 g will do nicely and keep your brew ratio right.

CONCLUSION

When you have a coffee scale, you can weigh your options. You’ll be able to measure everything, be sure that the measurements are reliable, and allow you to repeat or improve your daily cup of black gold! In our list, we’ve added scales that are reliable and have the important features that are needed. We at Golden Sin think you can’t do anything wrong with the Brewista to start your journey with it. If you want to invest in a top scale, you can go for the Acacia Lunar, but be aware it costs about 10x the Brewista but is one of the best products out there.

Enjoy your coffee!

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