Acaia are the best coffee scale brand out there. We have tried out lots of other brands and have never found anything as good.
- Are they cheap? No.
- Are they good? Yes, very
- Are they really worth the investment? Yes definitely.
You can buy cheaper scales that are not waterproof, but in time they will die on you and you will replace them over and over again. Think shit toasters. Acaia products are built like tanks. Minimal, robust, waterproof and easy to use and clean.
If you are serious about coffee, then don't waste your time buying cheap scales, just cut to the chance and buy the best there is - Acaia.
Here's what Acaia say:
We founded the company with a simple and challenging mission: to combine design and technology in the specialty coffee community.
We believe the future of coffee brewing equipment involves seamless software & hardware integration, quality service, and beautiful design. Quality is the key to our products and service model. Our products incorporate high-quality components that are rooted in laboratory scale technology.
We hand-build them to last and also absorb customer feedback into firmware updates. In the event that something goes wrong, our support team is here to help answer questions and troubleshoot you through issues.
The range is as follows:
- For espresso. Designed to sit on the drip tray of an espresso machine and catch your shot. They weigh, time and tare perfectly. Available in black or silver.
Pearl - For filter OR holding portafilters. Designed to fit most brew methods such as a Chemex, Kalita, V60 etc whilst you brew. They weigh, time and tare perfectly. Available in black or white.
Pearl S - For filter OR holding portafilters. Designed to fit most brew methods such as a Chemex, Kalita, V60 etc whilst you brew. They weigh, time and tare perfectly. Plus they come with a range of new features for the coffee enthusiast. Available in black or white.
Pyxis - For espresso or tea leaves. Designed to sit on the drip tray of an espresso machine and catch your shot OR weigh loose leaf tea to a high level of accuracy (0.01g). They weigh, time and tare perfectly. Available in black only.
If you are buying premium espresso machines and grinders, then Acaia are the perfect match in terms of quality and precision. Furthermore, if you are buying a range of equipment from us, we will discount a set of Acaia scales for you as a courtesy.
Want to see them in the flesh? If you are in Edinburgh you can drop into our cafe where they are always in use (both Lunar & Pearl). Or if you are a trade customer looking to invest for your cafe, we always have stock at our warehouse facility in EH16. Want to book a visit? Just give us a call on 0131 656 9565 or email firstname.lastname@example.org