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Why Almost Every Coffee Shop in America Uses This Scale

Acaia’s Pearl scales are so standard in specialty coffee cafés they are literally built into the pour-over bar.


The reason pour-over coffee is seen as the purest form of coffee brewing isn’t that it’s always the best, but because it’s really damn hard to do well. Every step demands an array of micro-decisions that have a huge impact. It’s a balance of science and skill, and there are few tools better suited for it than Acaia’s Pearl scale.

The Pearl provides 20-millisecond response times and accuracy down to .1 grams. Because it shows both time and weight during the brewing process, you’re able to adjust bloom time, water volume used and total brew duration more easily. And if you don’t like taking notes or can’t remember your exact recipe, the Pearl tracks all your brews — time, temperature and weight — via Bluetooth connection to your phone.

Today on Ebay, the Pearl is 24 percent off — good for a $49 savings. Don’t forget a kettle.

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Gear Patrol also recommends:
Escali Precision Kitchen Scale ($22)
Oxo Good Grips Scale ($50)
Hario V60 Drip Scale ($55)

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