Acaia Pearl Digital Scale with Bluetooth (Firmware Option A)

Product Code
pearl-scale
$140.00 $150.00

Measurements

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

Details

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.

Firmware Version 2.0

Starting in September 2017, all Pearl scales will have new firmware with new features enabled. This firmware update is available for all Pearl scales and can be obtained by using Acaia's firmware upgrade app, available for both iOS and Android.

As Acaia's release blog details, the new firmware features 6 scale modes, numbered 0-5. There are also two firmware versions available - Option A and Option B. Both versions have all of the new modes installed, but have different modes enabled by default. All the modes can be manually enabled using the scale's settings menu, as described in the product manual. Option A has modes 0, 2, and 5 enabled by default. Option B has modes 0, 2, 3, 4, and 5 enabled by default.

  • Mode 0: Weight only mode, always enabled.
  • Mode 1: Espresso mode. Displays a timer up to 59 seconds and weight in grams.
  • Mode 2: Timer mode. Displays a timer up to 9:99 and weight in grams.
  • Mode 3: Auto-start mode. Displays a timer up to 9:99 and weight in grams. When brew materials are placed on the scale, the tare button is pressed to tare their weight, and the timer digits will flash. Then the user may start pouring and the scale will automatically start a timer.
  • Mode 4: Beverage mode. Following the on-screen instructions, the user adds the brewing wares in sequence to be weighed and tared individually. A timer is added for the brewing process, and when the brew is done all but the cup/carafe are removed from the scale. The final beverage weight is displayed on the screen - very useful for measuring extraction!
  • Mode 5: Auto-tare mode. Displays weight in grams and "Atr" on the display. This mode automatically tares the items added to the scale.

Our stock of Pearl scales will all be set to Option A. Other modes may still be enabled by using the Pearl settings menu as listed in the product manual.

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Features

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
4.86539 stars, based on 52 reviews

Verified Buyer

5/1/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

COFFEE BREWER'S NECCESITY

Excellent scale, which enables improving repeatability of quality in brewing coffee.

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Verified Buyer

3/13/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Initial Impressions!

This scale has honestly made me a better home-barista. First, the scale eliminates so many variables for me simply by ensuring that I have a constant ratio of coffee to water. This allows me to focus on my technique for pour-over, and it helps me dial in my grinder and espresso machine in ways I couldn‰Ûªt manage by eye. I have noticed a significant improvement in the quality of my coffee at home, wether it be an improved technique, or a variable dialed in. I‰Ûªm also hoping to do some coffee research at home - nothing groundbreaking, but mostly for my own learning and understandin, which the scale will come in handy for. I use the scale everyday, and it‰Ûªs a bit of an investment, but I think t‰Ûªs been worth it so far!

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Verified Buyer

3/12/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

The Acaia Pearl is the

The Acaia Pearl is the pinnacle of scales. It is sleek and extremely easy to use. The apps are simple but allow you to record quite a bit of data.

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Verified Buyer

1/27/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Acaia scale purchase

As always, Prima delivers the good in a professional and timely manner! -Ryan and the Figure 8 gang

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Verified Buyer

1/24/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Acaia Pearl

Wonderful scale. This one was purchased for my dad. Neither of us have fully taken advantage of the functionality, but I've used it enough to know it works as advertised.

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Verified Buyer

1/16/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Very nice

All you can ask for in a scale

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1/15/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Best scale ever!

Literally the nicest scale I‰Ûªve used to dat, the sensitivity is just amazing also it comes in black which is very aesthetically pleasing. Definitely worth $150!

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Verified Buyer

1/6/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Husband uses it every day!

I got the Acaia coffee scale for my husband for Christmas. He was thrilled and absolutely loves it - he uses it every day now for his pour overs!

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Verified Buyer

1/3/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Excellent Espresso Essential

This is the finest scale I‰Ûªve used in my entire coffee career.

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Verified Buyer

12/31/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great coffee scale

The coffee scale can be simple to operate or s complex as you want it to be It came fully charged and I really like it

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Verified Buyer

12/23/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great scale

So far this is a great scale

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Verified Buyer

12/13/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Excellent!

Prima coffee is wonderful! They shipped my product out in time and I received it within two days. They have great products!

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Verified Buyer

12/12/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

The scale you need, not the scale you deserve

If you're like me and you are considering buying this scale in the wake of a terrible breakup because retail therapy sounded like the right thing to do, then you might have unrealistic expectations of what the Acaia Pearl can do. And then again....you wouldn't be too far off. This scale far outperforms my previous scale. The new software has some incredible features that make the brewing process easier and extremely enjoyable. By far my favorite mode is the brewing mode, where the scale prompts you to add each element to the scale, taring in between each piece of equipment. The automatic timer function is a lifesaver for those of us who have a mental breakdown when trying to push a timer and pour in the center of the brew bed at the same time. So yeah...if you're looking for some retail therapy to feel better about a breakup, or if you just need a KILLER scale...look no further.

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Verified Buyer

12/11/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great gadget

My husband loved his gift and all the features he can use on his phone.

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12/7/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Acaia Black Pearl

Really cool new gadget. Nice addition to my collection of coffee tools.Really like the timer and scale all in one. Very stylish in my kitchen. On / off button is a little sensitive. I am already recommending it to my friends.

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Verified Buyer

12/7/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Awesome Scale

I work at a coffee shop so I knew it's a great scale even before I bought it for my home use. It's an awesome scale with great quality, durability.

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Verified Buyer

12/7/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Very good product and serviced.

Very good product and serviced.

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Verified Buyer

11/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

High price but high preformance

Was using a Hario pour-over scale before this. There was a lag time when weighing and the timer button was difficult to push. The Acaia Pearl doesn't have those issues. Though there is a bit of a learning curve around all the settings etc and it is a bit pricey. All in all I'm totally satisfied.

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Verified Buyer

11/3/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Acaia Pearl Digital Scale

This is such a fun gadget. It is extremely precise. Shipping was fast and service was great.

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Verified Buyer

10/17/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Learning curve

Received the acaia pearl without the latest firmware. Nevertheless I updated the firmware by myself and retrieved a lot of the information during the updates. Now I‰Ûªve mastered the software of the acaia pearl and having fun with it.

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Verified Buyer

9/24/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Excellent

Excellent

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8/5/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Acaia

The scale is fantastic along with the app for my iPhone. It's great being able to record my brews and being able to look back at them.

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Verified Buyer

7/26/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Very classy and works well

Very classy and works well

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Verified Buyer

6/27/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Excellent scale, very precise and

Excellent scale, very precise and great app to control your coffee brews

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5/26/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great scale!

I just purchased this scale and it's fantastic! Initially I laughed at the price and thought I'd never pay this much for a scale. Well, I was wrong it's totally worth it. The app complements all of the scales features!

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Verified Buyer

5/25/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Outstanding Scale

By far the best scale that I have encountered! App needs some work but the company is currently getting ready to release an updated platform. Great company to talk to for customer service and very in tune with their customers - always seeking ways to improve.

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Verified Buyer

4/7/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Excellent product. Use it to

Excellent product. Use it to weight portafilter.

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Verified Buyer

3/25/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Is it worth the extra money to get an Acaia scale for the home brewer?

Absolutely. This scale reads a pour quickly and gives me a greater sense of accuracy. It also will weigh a single coffee bean so accurate dosing is easier to determine. The ability to use it through the app is another great feature. I tend to use the same brewing method every time but I can store my favorite recipes for other brewing techniques in the app for future reference. Highly recommend.

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Verified Buyer

3/20/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Fantastic scale

Nothing is quite like it! We love them.

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1/7/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Incredible

Super fast response and I really like the functionality with the app.

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Verified Buyer

12/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Acaia Pearl

The Acaia Pearl does the one thing it advertises flawlessly- it sends extremely fast and accurate measurements to your phone or iPad, giving you more control over your brew. The sleek design and light social functionality of the app are just added bonuses.

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Verified Buyer

12/20/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Acacia Pearl

Love my Acaia! Also the fast shipping!

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Verified Buyer

12/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

A Coffee Service "Must."

We have been using Acaia Lunar scales for espresso since our shop opened last February, but only recently picked up a Pearl for dosing portafilters. This thing is perfect for the job, and will pay for itself with the time it saves over our other scales and the fact that it's rechargeable. The only things close to this scale are either less water resistant (the Pearl is not supposed to get dunked in the sink, I'm sure...) or way more expensive. The next best competitor for this is a lot cheaper, but a lot less accurate. We single-dose a lot of espresso, and once we're dialed in, we use volumetrics for the extraction--accuracy is very important. It's also aesthetically very nice. Both Acaia scales are great multi-taskers.

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Verified Buyer

12/13/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Acaia Pearl Scale

Great and the aesthetic goes great in my apartment

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Verified Buyer

12/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

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

11/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

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

11/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

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

11/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

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

6/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

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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2/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great scale!

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

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1/27/2016 12:00:00 AM

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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1/27/2016 12:00:00 AM

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

12/12/2015 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Excellent scale

Great scale. Lots of features without being overly complicated.

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11/18/2015 12:00:00 AM

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

10/2/2015 12:00:00 AM

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

9/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

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

1/14/2018 12:00:00 AM

4 / 5 stars

Good

Good

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1/6/2018 12:00:00 AM

4 / 5 stars

Just what I need, I'm having a few Bluetooth issues though.

I love the scale. It gives me a fresh eyes on my pour. The one problem that I have is the sensitivity of the Bluetooth connection. I have had to troubleshoot a reconnecting several times.

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Verified Buyer

12/12/2017 12:00:00 AM

4 / 5 stars

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Verified Buyer

4/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

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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1/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

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

1/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

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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