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How to choose your next coffee Scale

How to choose your next coffee Scale

When it comes to drinking delicious coffee, finding the perfect ratio of ground coffee to water is essential.

An ideal coffee maker, a bag of the best specialty coffee beans, and hot filtered water all the essential ingredients you need to make the perfect cup of coffee… Sometimes it can be frustrating that the cup you make today is not as tasty as the one you made last week. Why is that? And how do you stop this from happening?

A simple switch-up in your technique can save a lot of frustration; that is weighing and dosing your coffee properly. It might sound like overkill, but precisely weighing each portion of coffee is a really important part of any brewing method. The weight of the coffee you use, and its ratio to the water too, makes a huge difference to the taste of your drinks. Making coffee is an exact science of measurement, right down to the tiniest gram. You need to use the precise weight of coffee (and water) to get the best flavour.

Any professional barista will tell you that a decent set of scales is one of their most important pieces of equipment. Weighing your coffee beans is the first step to brewing a well-balanced and impressive cup of coffee. For coffee enthusiasts, a coffee scale is, therefore, a necessity.

At Best Coffee, you will find a diverse, tried and tested range of coffee scales that we have carefully selected to offer the best performance for coffee lovers. We have a coffee scale for all occasions and all budgets. So, which is right for you?

Hario Coffee Scales

As a pour-over enthusiast’s best friend, the Hario Drip (V60) Scale has a sleek profile that sits well on any coffee countertop. With a great feature, it can simultaneously measure weight and extraction time to ensure properly extracted pour-overs.

Best for style - Hario V60 Drip Coffee Scale - Stainless Steel

Hario V60 Drip Coffee Scale - Stainless Steel

Cost-effective - Hario V60 Drip Coffee Scale – Black

Hario V60 Drip Coffee Scale – Black

Felicita Coffee Scales

Felicita coffee scales are known for their incredible precision and consistency. They can be a fuss-free option to make a perfect cup of coffee. With their remarkable sensitivity and responsiveness and auto-timer function, Felicita Coffee Scales can help you to get professional when brewing at home.

Perfect for weighing espresso - Felicita Arc Waterproof Coffee Scale

Felicita Arc Waterproof Coffee Scale

Largest, easily set up scales - Felicita Parallel Coffee Scale

Felicita Parallel Coffee Scale

Perfect for pour-overs - Felicita Incline Coffee Scale

Felicita Incline Coffee Scale

Why Coffee Scales are Important?

By looking at a variety of coffee beans, you will observe that some are small and dense, while others are big and almost hollow. Ethiopian coffee beans are smaller in size as compared to Indonesian coffee beans. Because of this, a scoop of one type of beans will not weigh the same as a scoop of another, just the same way a scoop of coffee beans cannot be compared to a scoop of ground coffee. However, 20 grams of coffee beans will produce 20 grams of ground coffee, regardless of how fine you grind the coffee beans.

According to baristas, there is a golden ratio for coffee that is 1 gram of coffee to 17 ml of water. We can make it easier as 60 grams of coffee per 1 liter of water. The difference of going over or under the exact measurement can have a major impact on the characteristics of your coffee in the cup. Once you have a decent set of scales it also becomes easier to test out different recipes for coffee; tweaking you ratios and timings to find your personal preference.

Coffee scales ensure three main properties in brewing coffee as:

Precision
You will miss out on a perfectly balanced coffee cup if you do not have a scale to weigh out the precise amounts. Too much water and insufficient coffee will end in over-extraction. Your coffee will be bitter and would not be pleasant to drink. The same can happen with under-extracted coffee with too little water and too much coffee. The result is an overly sour brew.

If you want to craft a great cup yourself, invest in a good set of scales. It will ensure precision in the coffee to water ratio, and you will get a tasty cup of coffee every time.

Consistency
If you’re a fan of weighing with a tablespoon, you are almost certainly a victim of inconsistent coffee. For you, one day it’s sour, the next it’s fine, and the third day it’s bitter. What keeps changing? It is the coffee to water ratio that is making coffee taste different each time, regardless of the same ingredients with the same procedure. Coffee scales with their precise measurements will ensure the exact coffee to water ratio and make your coffee consistent from brew to brew.

Economy
A high-quality roasted coffee bean can cost a lot, especially if it has been produced and roasted carefully. As long as you just toss scoops of beans into the grinder, you're going to go through the bag much faster than if you were using a scale. Using scales can conserve your coffee and you can enjoy it much more too.

With the Felicita or Hario Coffee Scales, you can weigh your beans or ground coffee precisely, and can make the perfect brew for yourself every day. You will enjoy a flavourful, aromatic, and robust coffee without any guesswork.

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