Acaia Lunar Interactive Espresso Brewing Scale

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Overview

Take your espresso brewing to the next level of precision with the acaia lunar interactive scale. Sized perfectly to pair with most espresso machines, the newest acaia scale allows you to measure and quantify just about every aspect of your espresso brewing process. Equipped with bluetooth technology, you can interact and record data from your scale using one of acaia's integrated apps for your smartphone. Reference back to all your previous brews or even share your experiences with friends and other coffee fanatics.

Features and Functionality

  • LED Display and Touch Buttons: Dual display shows the weight and timer in an easy to read format and the touch-sensitive buttons provide a sleek modern look that is easy to wipe clean.
  • Built Tough: The premium aluminum casing provides for added durability and style!
  • Water-Resistant: Built to prevent damage from liquids like coffee and water, even when fully submerged. You can use it right in your espresso machine's drip tray with no fear of damage.
  • Also Included: 100 g acaia calibration weight, micro-USB cable for charging and a heat resistant pad for added protection of your scale.
Pros
  • Water Protection - Although not considered water-proof (you can't easily weigh things underwater!), the acaia lunar Espresso Scale is designed to prevent against liquid damage. acacia likes to call it "Barista-proof", so feel free to use your Lunar scale in the drip tray and brew espresso without fear.
  • Calibration is Key - Keep your acaia scale in top form and precision with the 100 g calibration weight included in every package.
  • Analyzing the Data - Log, track and analyze all of your brewing data using one of acaia's compatible apps. Their Brewmaster app is perfect for tracking espresso shots just like the professionals!
How Does it Compare? Similar to the original Acaia Interactive Coffee Brewing Scale now in a more compact, more durable format perfect for espresso! Capacity = 2000 g (2 kg) and is accurate to 0.1 g. Measure in units of grams or ounces.

Specs

Width 105 mm (4.13")
Depth 105 mm (4.13")
Height 15.5 mm (0.61")
Product Weight (lbs.) 1.0000
Material Aluminum
Manufacturer Acaia Corp.

Q&A

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will this scale work with a portafilter holder or do i need a special plate to put on top of it before putting my portafilter holder/handle on it?
Alan R on Apr 23, 2016
Best Answer: Yes. “Chopped” or “Naked” portafilters fit best with the aerial pad in its normal position. Spouted portafilters can be used with the aerial pad flipped to provide a rest for the portafilter.Enter an answer to this question.
Reply · Report · David C on Apr 25, 2016
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Will it work with the rancilio silvia when pouring shots?
John S on Mar 7, 2017
Acaia Lunar Interactive Espresso Brewing Scale
Acaia Lunar Interactive Espresso Brewing Scale
Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine
Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine
Best Answer: Yep! Just make sure your demi cups or shot glasses are less than 2.5 inches tall.
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Mar 8, 2017
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With the portafilter plate can this be used for coffee too or should I get the original one?
A shopper on Jan 9, 2017
Best Answer: The Lunar can certainly be used for pour over methods, but it will be a tight fit. I'd recommend the original, you'll appreciate the extra space (especially if you brew with a Chemex or into a carafe).
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Jan 9, 2017
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What is the least amount of weight the scale will measure?
Kevin M on Dec 14, 2016
Best Answer: Our test unit started reading at 0.3 grams, and in .1 increments after that!

Hope this helps
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Dec 15, 2016
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Reviews

Expensive, but no regrets!Review by Jane
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This little scale has made my life just a little bit easier, at least in the espresso making department.

I will grant you it isn't inexpensive; however, it does the job and does it well. It easily accommodates my portafilter, it fits very well on the drip tray of my Rocket Giotto, and it does a great job of tracking time and weight of shots from beginning to end. As an added bonus, unlike most other scales, I don't have to worry if it gets splashed with a a bit of water or coffee.
(Posted on 6/25/2017)
Reduces Unknowns To NothingReview by watchhillian
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Let's get something straight right off the bat. $220 is a stupid amount of money to spend on a coffee scale. It is 1/3 the cost of my Racillio Silvia w/PID and fully 2/3 the cost of my Rancillo Rocky w/o doser. I am a complete beginner and I plead guilty to the notion you get what you pay for...up to a point, anyway.

I spent two months researching home espresso machines after I got addicted to Cafe con Leche at Cuban Coffee Queen (CCQ) in Key West, Florida. They use a commercial grade Rancillio which, I must admit, had some influence on what I finally bought. After watching CCQ in action every day for two months and comparing that to all the videos on SCG, two different approaches to making coffee, one driven by commercial needs to get volume out fast and the other slanted more to the perfect shot, I decided to to do everything I could to reduce my learning curve for the fast perfect shot to the lowest possible denominator.

It is true a little knowledge is dangerous. A double shot grind between 16 and 18 grams, brew time including pre-infusion totaling 25-30 seconds, and two oz. of espresso equaling a a dead on 56 grams became etched in my mind. Rocket science? Damn near. In any case, I am old and wise enough to know I could never pull this off simply winging it.

Enter the Acaia Lunar. A mind boggling plethora of features are promised in the promotional literature, all of which look very tempting, but, really, how to tame the thing to rifle shoot the tasks at hand? Forget the written literature it comes with. Forget going to the Acaia website for further help. Do NOT forget to go to YouTube and watch every Lunar video available to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Armed with even more dangerous knowledge, I ventured forth, Acaia at my side, to conquer the espresso wars. And I am here to tell you, with a few to be expected false starts and dumb, newbie errors, I was able to make about the best latte I ever tasted (Lavazza Super Crema, bottomless portafilter) dialing in the aforementioned proper ratios with the added benefit of some fine tuning in my beloved Auber PID, another $200 expenditure which makes no sense up front and invaluable in retrospect, but that's a subject for a different review..

OK, that's the long version. Here's the short one: when you consider I blew away $450 at CCQ in Key West buying Cafe con Leche's for me and my wife, maybe $220 for a proper time saving tool is a deal after all. You don't need one of these if you've been pulling shots for a while and like things the way they are, but if you're new or want absolute control reducing the variables to nothing, the Acaia Lunar is hard to beat., (Posted on 4/12/2017)

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Warranty Information

What it Covers: Acaia Scale

Length:2 years from purchase date (customer is responsible for freight charges when sending in the defective scale and receiving the replacement.)

Who Supports the Warranty: Acaia, warranty covers manufacturer defects within 2 years of the purchase date.

Warranty Contact Information: Email at support@acaia.co

Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? No


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  • Wipe it down with a soft cloth after each use, or when needed.

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