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Acaia Pearl Digital Scale with Bluetooth

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$129.00
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SKU: Pearl Scale
4.73 stars, based on 15 reviews
 

On its own, the Pearl scale is in the running for Prima's Favorite Brewing Scale of 2015 -- it's got a 2000 gram capacity, 2 ms response time, touch-sensitive controls, and a spill-proof outer shell. There's also a built-in timer, adding even more convenience to your brewing kit. It's even got its own internal battery with a 25 hour life, so you won't have to worry about buying another pack of AAs again. Plus, since it uses a standard micro USB adapter to charge, finding the right cable to use has never been easier.

Where the Pearl scale really comes to life is with its companion app, available on both iOS and Android mobile platforms. Simply fire up the app, connect your mobile device to the Pearl via Bluetooth 4.0, and enhance your brews with a new feature-rich experience. The Acaia Coffee app is a robust tool to augment your brewing routine, allowing for custom recipes, quick ratio calculations, social sharing, and in-depth records of your best brews. The best part: since it's a mobile app, Acaia is able to update and add new features for you to use, pushed directly to your phone or tablet. And with their development kit, Acaia have opened the doors for third party developers to create their own companion apps to offer an even broader functionality to an already incredible brewing scale.

The Acaia Coffee App

Currently in version 2.0, the Acaia Coffee app offers a considerable amount of extra features on top of the Pearl's basic functions. The app offers access to scale settings like an auto-off timer and noise muting, plus displays scale information such as the device name and battery power remaining. The main menu contains four additional options: Acaia Feed, Remote Scale, Converter, and Coffee Note

Acaia Feed: This is the main social hub of the Acaia app, where you can create and edit your coffee profile, find and add friends, as well as check out their brews, and add your own beans to your Stash or share a brew of your own. You can even import contacts from Twitter and Facebook, or find friends by email address, to build out your network of coffee buddies.

Remote Scale: If you're just looking to quickly get a brew going, this is the option for you. The Remote Scale displays a handy timer, the scale readout in grams, a tare button, and a graphical representation of your brew. Add your ground coffee, hit tare, start the timer, and get brewing - it's that easy!

Converter: This is by far our favorite tool so far, even when we're not brewing on a Pearl scale! Quickly calculate your coffee and water mass for any brewing ratio using the convenient and easy to use fields. You can even set the current scale output in grams to either your bean or water mass, so you can easily weigh out your beans and find the right amount of water to use in seconds. That means you don't need to break out the abacus at 6 AM!

Coffee Note: Deceptively simple in title, this is the menu option that holds the most potential. Within are three subcategories: Coffee Shot, Brewing Print, and Bean Stash. A Coffee Shot is a quick captioned image meant for sharing - just snap a shot of your current tasty coffee beverage, type out your thoughts, and send it off to your friends' feeds. Your Bean Stash is a repository of your current or favorite beans, and includes options for green coffee for the home roasters out there. You can add all kinds of info about the beans, tasting notes, roast info, and more, and access it later when logging your Brewing Prints.

Brewing Prints are one of the most unique features of the app, which allow you to record your brews and include everything from the beans you used, the ratio, and the method, all the way down to the minute details of your pours thanks to a handy interactive graph that accompanies each brew. Brewing Prints can be saved and shared, making it easy to go back to a great brew and repeat the results. You can even use Brewing Prints to train new baristas on bar, or teach a class of budding enthusiasts about the basics of extraction. This is versatile data that will prove to be indispensible to the nerdiest numbers fanatics out there (just like us!).

Get the free Acaia Coffee App

What's in the box:
  • Acaia Pearl Scale
  • Heat-resistant silicone pad
  • Micro USB charging cable
Pearl Scale Features:
  • 2000 gram capacity, 0.1 gram resolution
  • 2 ms response time
  • Touch-sensitive Power and Tare buttons
  • Recessed LCD screen
  • Spill-proof surface
  • Rubberized base to prevent slipping
  • USB rechargeable internal battery with 25 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
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Verified Buyer

2016-12-06T15:45:07Z

5 / 5 stars

Husband loves it

Ordered as a gift for my husband - I couldn't wait for Christmas, so he got it early. He geeks out every morning over the precision, and it looks clean and smooth in our kitchen (my main concern). Glad I made this purchase!

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Verified Buyer

2016-11-18T21:55:01Z

5 / 5 stars

Fantastic Scale!

The Acaia Pearl is great, ideal size and incredibly fast, easy to use! A nice improvement to any coffee geek gadget collection! Thanks!!!

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Verified Buyer

2016-11-16T14:53:48Z

5 / 5 stars

Prima always delivers!

Love working with Prima. I can't be more satisfied with their ordering process, expeditious delivery, and fantastic customer service.

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Verified Buyer

2016-11-08T03:52:34Z

5 / 5 stars

Solid gear

Love the battery life and easy to clean. And, I am really impressed with how quickly the staff embraced the use of the scale. They appreciated the ability to dial in consistency.

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Verified Buyer

2016-06-19T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Great scale! Super accurate

I've use the white ones at the shop I work at regularly and I will say that the black scale has brighter letters! I think the black is worth the extra money.

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Verified Buyer

2016-02-05T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Great scale!

Makes consistency very easy! Great product, very well built.

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Verified Buyer

2016-01-27T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Top of the line.

Super expensive, but man is this thing fun. So accurate and the app is legit. Takes your brewing experience to the next level.

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Verified Buyer

2016-01-27T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Top of the line.

Super expensive, but man is this thing fun. So accurate and the app is legit. Takes your brewing experience to the next level.

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Verified Buyer

2015-12-12T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Excellent scale

Great scale. Lots of features without being overly complicated.

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Verified Buyer

2015-11-18T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Perfect

Worked in a high volume cafe, serving hundreds of pour overs daily, for over five years. In the process I must have seen nearly 50 scales fall victim to the demands of the coffee industry. I expected this scale to fail to live up to the hype it had but i was wrong: it's perfect. Holds its charge well, is easy to clean, looks beautiful, and provides relevant data on al the brews you make for future reference.

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Verified Buyer

2015-10-02T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Awesome scale!

Purchased this about a month ago, what a great scale! It is very accurate and I love the app and the data it provides on my brews. Highly recommended!

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Verified Buyer

2015-09-20T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Perfect

I very like this scale. Accurate, easy to use, and looks great. I didn't think I would use the timer, but I am using it all the time now.

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Verified Buyer

2016-04-30T00:00:00Z

4 / 5 stars

Great integration with your current set up

I bought this scale because you could connect it via bluetooth and get more detailed information about the coffee that you are brewing. I use it for espresso and it works great. I would, however, only recommend this for the most diehard fans of coffee. You could just buy a scale without the features, for less, and get the same result.

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Verified Buyer

2016-01-26T00:00:00Z

4 / 5 stars

Nifty gadget

Love the scale although I still haven't perfected using it, it's a great tool to use to brew pouovers

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Verified Buyer

2016-01-11T00:00:00Z

3 / 5 stars

Acaia Pearl Black

I have been using the scale for about a week now, and the scale works very well, but the app leaves much to be desired. the unpacking was confusing - there is an extra plastic sticker on the top and around the sides of the scale which I had to call Prima for to see if it was supposed to come off (thanks for the help!) as it was not mentioned in the manual or any unpacking videos I could find. What I like about the app: - you can clearly see the timer as well as the weight at the same time - the app will guide you during brewing - You can share information with others, but unfortunately at this point not much information is added to the postings - Most brew methods available in Brew Tool list and the timings of the Brew Tool can be updated. For instance I changed my first pour time for the Kalita Wave What I don't like about the app: - I have not been able to find a manual and the app is not intuitive to me. Also there is no help in the app - Can't choose bean from bean stash when setting up a brewing profile for a brew - Brew Print needs to pull information from the Bean Stash such as the bean, roaster, roast date, etc. to make brew print posts more meaningful - Ratio needs to have at least 2 places after the decimal - most of the coffee world uses 16.66 (repeating) for the ratio, but on the app the best you can do is 16.7 which does throw off the water or bean amount and this scale is all about accuracy. This would also make the converter more useable - Not sure what the brewing profile graph shows - still trying to figure that out - Need to have a section on the brew profile for the grinder name - write now it has a spot for the grinder setting, but that means nothing with out knowing which grinder was used - Dates are in format YYYY/MM/DD - No way to change to the US standard of MM/DD/YYYY or any other countries standard - Brew Tool needs a way to set the default water temperature as well as the timings Hopefully the app is still a work in progress, including the app for Android. If the app is improved my rating would increase.

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