Acaia Lunar Water-resistant Espresso Scale

Product Code
lunar-scale
$220.00

Summary

Espresso enthusiasts, meet your new shot scale. Water-resistant and jam-packed with amazing features, the Acaia Lunar is the last shot scale you'll ever need to buy. It's time to stop throwing away lesser scales.

Measurements

Weight
2 lbs
Length
7.5 in
Width
7.5 in
Height
2.8 in

Details

The coffee world asked for a better way to weigh their espresso, and it's finally here: Acaia's answer to the shot scale, the Lunar. The Lunar is compact, responsive, multifunctional, and perhaps most importantly, highly water-resistant. This is everything we love about the Pearl, condensed into a smaller drip tray-friendly package. The Lunar is the shot scale we've all been waiting for.

Leave it to Acaia to pack a scale with all the details we need, and then tack on a few more ever-so-useful functions we could only dream of having. The Lunar has multiple function modes that include the basic weight display and timer, as well as more advanced functions that include an auto-start/auto-stop timer based on the flow of espresso into the cup, as well as auto-tare function that zeroes out your cup about one second after it is placed on the scale.

Yes, you can dump all the water you want on this bad boy - it's completely waterproof!

Every experienced barista knows a little water in the wrong place is enough to kill your average shot scale, and so the Lunar uses a water-resistant coating on its circuitry - so your scale keeps on kicking even if you spill a full shot on top of it. Acaia backs this up even further with a two year warranty which includes water damage protection. Inside the scale are the same high-quality internals you can expect from Acaia, including an internal battery with a 20 hour life. The scale charges fully in just a few hours using a standard mini USB charging cable (included), and includes Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity to connect it to the Acaia Coffee app and the new slimmed-down Brewmaster app.

Also included with the scale are a pair of stick-on plastic feet to protect the bottom of the Lunar if you need to move it around frequently, a 100 gram calibration weight, and a heat-proof silicone pad which can also be used as a portafilter rest to weigh out your dose.

 

Features

What's in the box:

  • Acaia Lunar Scale
  • Heat-resistant silicone pad
  • 100 gram calibration weight
  • Stick-on scale feet
  • Micro USB charging cable

Lunar Scale Features:

  • Waterproof aluminum shell
  • 2000 gram capacity, 0.1 gram resolution
  • Multiple functions including auto-tare, auto-start and -stop timer, and flow detection
  • 2 ms response time
  • Touch-sensitive Power and Tare buttons
  • Spill-proof surface
  • 2 year limited warranty includes water damage protection
  • USB rechargeable internal battery with 20 hour life
  • Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity

Acaia Coffee App Features

  • Available on iOS and Android mobile platforms
  • Remote Scale: quickly brew at-a-glance
  • Converter: Calculate ratios based on scale inputs for water and coffee weight
  • Brewing Print: Live-graph and record your brews, then share or analyze them
  • Store brew settings for 13 different devices, plus 3 custom timers (v. 2)
  • Record your current and past Bean Stash, including options for green coffee for home roasters
  • Create your own Acaia social profile, find and add friends, and connect and share to Facebook or Twitter
4.63636 stars, based on 44 reviews

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9/3/2018 2:13:43 AM

5 / 5 stars

The best on the market!

This scale came highly recommended by our roaster. We can see why! The Family Grind absolutely loves this thing! From super fast and accurate weight readings to waterproof durability, this scale is top notch! We love the app, ratio recommendations, and everything about it in between. We pride ourselves on our product and we believe this is a must have. In our opinion, it is the BEST on the market.

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6/30/2018 5:27:47 AM

5 / 5 stars

Easily my smartest purchase yet

This scale does everything I need, time my manual pour overs with my 6 cup and soon to get 10 cup chemex, and more...gone are my days of having to start a timer either with my watch or my phone, this scale is amazing! If I owned an espresso machine I would probably appreciate and rave about it more, but I can truly say it works great for pour over.

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5/2/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Nice scale

I wish i would have bought this scale sooner. Fits on my La Pavoni Lever machine and works as I need it to. Love the aluminum build quality and weight of it.

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4/5/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Greate customer service! Fast handling

Greate customer service! Fast handling time. Thank you!

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2/27/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great Product‰Û_ 1 worry‰Û_ but would buy again anyway

So, my one worry is the USB (charger) connection on the back of the scale. If you plan on using on an espresso with an E61 group head, the USB connector is right in line with the pressure relief valve. I think perhaps a removable plug here would have been a nice touch‰Û_ short term, no problems‰Û_ long term‰Û_ I‰Ûªm worried. That said, EVERYTHING else about the scale is awesome! It has multiple modes of operation, I can‰Ûªt imagine brewing a shot in some way where one of them would not meet your needs. The timer works great, in manual or auto mode (by weight). The tare function works great. The touch sensitive ‰ÛÏbuttons‰Û� work perfect. The display is prefect. The size is perfect. The battery last a long time and recharges fast. It might be nicer if the entire bottom was a rubber mat vs metal with a small rubber stick-on strip. Overall, very well made, very well thought out with a worry and a nit-pick. Highly recommended. I would but it again.

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12/26/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Superb scale

My son-in-love LOVED his scale for Christmas! He used it the next time he made coffee and said it was great.

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12/19/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

absolute overkill

Simply the best on market so far. Suits almost any kind of brew method. Nice sleek design with a bunch of usabilities. The only con is that it feels like the app isn‰Ûªt as perfected as the lunar scale itself.

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12/14/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Acacia Lunar

Fantastic scale and great service. Thank you

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12/7/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Amazing Barista Tool /// Acaia Lunar

Superb design and function. Build like a tank, very solid made. Overall love the scale, great to add to any barista or coffee lover's collection.

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12/6/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great scale!

Thing is built like a tank, and makes espresso shots so much easier to perfect.

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12/2/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

The best scale!

I use this scale primarily on my Linea Mini to measure my yield. It's such a relief that I don't have to worry about damaging my scales if I don't pull them out after pulling shots. I've used other scales in the past (in a commercial setting) and have died within a few months. I've had this Lunar for over 2 years and still going strong. This thing has more features than I really need or use. I generally just use the basic scale, or the scale + timer mode. I'm not a fan of the auto timer mode (timer starts once it detects the liquid), it tends to start late and/or resets mid brew, so I avoid this mode for espresso. The bluetooth feature using the app is awesome, definitely something no other company has implemented. I haven't shared my recipes in a long time with the Acaia community, but it's definitely a cool feature. Customer service is also fantastic, another reason to love both Prima and Acaia!

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11/21/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Acaia Lunar Scale!

What an incredible product! Makes the pearl look and seem old and dinky. Planning on buying one or two more when we get our new espresso machine!

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8/26/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Best in Class

The scale is dope. Prima‰Ûªs commitment to service‰Û_ MEGA dope

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8/9/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Why did I wait this long?!

Incredible construction and design. The best in the market right now.

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7/12/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Lunar scale does it...

This scale does everything it claims. Pricey? Yep... Although, So far very water proof and if it lasts 2 years I've already saved money compared to buying so many "disposable" non-water proof scales.

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6/25/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Love it

Totally changed the way we make and enjoy coffee.

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5/18/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great

Great

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5/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Worth Its Weight in 20 lbs of Beans!!

I admit that I was skeptical and thought that the cost of this scale was too extravagant given that it is, after all, "just a scale." But that assessment has changed. Bottom line: this scale with it's numerous features, has really resulted in consistent, excellent shots as well as minimizing movements that really add up and contribute to distraction and mistakes. This is really a terrific tool and after two weeks of using it, I don't regret the purchase price; it is well worth it.

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4/3/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great Product

It's a great product, and the purchase and shipping were fast and smooth.

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3/13/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Works perfectly

I have been using this scale for two weeks now and I don't know how I made espresso before I bought it. Now, every shot is just about perfect. I wish they would make one simple change. I use the scale in two modes: first to weigh my grounds and then on the third setting in the automatic group that starts the timer when I set the cup on the scale. I need to cycle through four settings to get from one to the other. If there was a preference that could make this easier the scale would be perfect.

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2/11/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

The fast, precise scale the coffee industry has needed for years!

I love this scale. After having lived with it for a bit I don‰Ûªt know how I made coffee before. I‰Ûªve used other scales targeted at coffee in the past but the combination of speed, precision, water resistance, and form factor make this a barista essential. It‰Ûªs not inexpensive but the Lunar is built very well and feels like a genuinely nice product when you handle it. Highly recommended.

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2/6/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great service!

Product is great. Service and shipping were great!

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1/28/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

greaf quality and design

Apple like design and quality. Certainly worth every penny you pay for it. Great functionality. Smart and usable auto tare function. I couldn't be happier with the product.

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1/10/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Exceptional Product

The Lunar is a beautifully designed digital scale. It's also lightning fast and very accurate. I would recommend this to anyone who is serious about their espresso.

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Verified Buyer

12/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Acaia Lunar Waterproof Espresso Scale

By far the best scale in the market. Accurate reading and fast. No delays. LED readout are super bright and you can see it on most angles. Holds up very well to to commercial use. Dropped on the floor a few times and still good to go.

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12/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great scale

Scale is great. Looks very nice on the counter.

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12/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Perfect Scale

Great for the espresso bar or for a pour over. It‰Ûªs compact and durable which is ideal for commercial or heavy home use.

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12/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Lunar scale

I used to have to keep on buying scales and throwing them away because of water damage. This scale is worth every penny, works with no issues and flawlessly. A++ highly recommended

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Verified Buyer

12/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Acaia Lunar Waterproof Espresso Scale

The positives: The scale itself is awesome. It works the way it's supposed to is applicable across many different coffee brewing methods. The negatives: I am a little disappointed in the Acaia app (which doesn't mean the scale loses points). The app isn't congruent with the weigh options on the scale. When you change a weigh option it should reflect in the app. Aside from that I love the scale as a whole and highly recommend it.

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12/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Acaia Lunar

Best Scale out there! Fast and most importantly accurate measurements. Super Happy with it!

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9/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Acaia Lunar

Extremely happy with product. Only negative is the double click and single click functions of buttons. Timing of double click can yield different results. Which while in the middle of pulling a shot is not a good thing. But every function you could ask for it there.

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3/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Read the manual

Scale reads weight very fast making it very easy do pour overs. Read the pdf manual which is poorly written (not enough detail) get the APP. Acaia has very good customer service, fast replys to my questions.

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2/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Best Espresso Scale I've used

I use this every day at work and I must say, it is worth the price and lives up to the hype. It is the epitome of form meets function. I personally own both the Lunar and the Pearl and use both in the professional and home setting. Once you invest the money on them, you'll be glad you did!

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12/17/2017 12:00:00 AM

4 / 5 stars

Solid idea, could be better

The shot timer sometimes goes silly on my lunar. Sometimes it is difficult to change modes as well. Overall very impressed but could be more reasonable in terms of price.

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7/25/2017 12:00:00 AM

4 / 5 stars

Acaia Lunar

This is a great little scale. It has heloed me become a lot more consistent with my shots. The one I recieved had a very small and minor blowhole in the weighing plate, but it does not affect it to my knowledge. Worth the money.

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1/28/2017 12:00:00 AM

4 / 5 stars

Excellent Scale 4 1/2 Stars!!

All things about this scale are excellent. The modes work well. I do wish that it had one or two more modes... I wish that I could start the timer for a long pre-infusion and once the scale "feels" weight, the timer would reset to zero and start again. As great as this scale is, I know the company could add that feature as another option for baristas. Not everybody may want that but with updateable firmware, they could push it out.

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12/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

4 / 5 stars

Lunar

I appreciate having the connectivity, water-resistance, and precision. I like the heft. On the other hand, the app ecosystem from acaia is very fragmented and touch buttons are annoying without any kind of haptic feedback. I was able to configure the scale for my espresso routine well enough, but I'm still hoping for more firmware refinements.

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11/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

4 / 5 stars

Great, but pricey.

Accurate with high resolution, fast response time, and fits well between the portafilter and cup. The additional settings aren't really that useful, and the app on Android could use some help. I'd prefer it to have less bells and whistles for a lower price, but I also don't regret my purchase. =)

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2/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

4 / 5 stars

Acaia Scale

The scale came packaged very nicely, almost like an Apple product. Works well my only issue is the buttons. Seems I need to press or tap them a few times to get the results I want from them. Wish they were more like the home button on an iPhone.

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12/23/2015 12:00:00 AM

4 / 5 stars

Great scale, could use some software updates.

The scale itself is awesome!!! Well built, heavy, beautiful, super fast response time and 100% waterproof (I tested it). My only issue is with the software, the app is a little confusing and the online instructions are a nightmare.

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9/21/2015 12:00:00 AM

4 / 5 stars

Excellent but...

Fantastic scale but the firmware has a couple of bugs. You need the app to switch from grams to ounces. I'm sure this will get fixed at some point but for now it's a minor annoyance. Also, it would be nice if they had an iPad version off their app. Other than those minor issues, which I'm sure will be addressed in time, it's a great scale.

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11/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

3 / 5 stars

Acaia Lunar Waterproof Espresso Scale

Water doesn't break it, but it does cause it to work improperly. Has a lot of settings and is honestly a little confusing. I'm not sure there's a better scale on the market for this function though, so have at it.

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12/20/2016 12:00:00 AM

3 / 5 stars

Needs to be perfect for the price.

I do like this scale and find its features to be very useful. If I was using it in a professional setting I might find it even more valuable and the price more justifiable. That being said, for the premium price point, there are a few nagging issues I've been frustrated with. - The touch buttons on the display are imprecise. It's tough to tell exactly where they're at and they're not very responsive particularly when you need to double tap. - The tinted display cover seems like a design sacrifice because I find myself wishing the display was a little brighter. - On the auto-timer mode if find the timer seems to stop or the scale will tare at the most inconvenient time. Particularly when an extraction is dripping a little slow. - At first glance, it is a very nice looking piece of equipment but I've read other users compare it to an Apple product and on close inspection, I personally don't find it to be on the same level of engineering precision. The top of my particular unit doesn't sit parallel to the base. If the Lunar was 25% less than the current price this would easily be a 4 star review but as it stands the current price sets very high expectations.

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4/15/2017 12:00:00 AM

1 / 5 stars

Abnormal Behaviour

My device recieved might be defect. It acts abnormal and sometimes restart. When I single touch the power to reset the timer, it will power off. If I touch the power again, sometimes it doesn't respond for around 10 seconds. The device is new and the box was sealed.

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