Perfect pour-overs require precise parameters! Bonavita is here to alleviate the pressure with their digital electronic scale. Encased in sturdy stainless steel with a thick glass top, the Bonavita Electronic Scale offers precision within one tenth of a gram for the most precise cup of joe around.
Features and Functionality of the Bonavita Electronic Scale
Ready for Action: This scale features an on/off button, mode change, zero tare and timer.
Mode Settings: Weigh your coffee (or marbles) in ounces, pounds or grams. The choice is yours!
Heavy Hitter: The Bonavita Electronic Scale can weigh up to 3kg, otherwise known as 6.6 pounds!
Home or Cafe: This water resistant scale is UL rated, making it appropriate for home and commercial settings.
Take Your Pick - This versatile scale can be operated with a power cord or three AAA batteries.
Precise - Accurate to approximately one tenth of a gram. Now that's precision!
Batteries Not Included - If you love to operate off the sweet charge of batteries, be sure to purchase a pack of AAA's for this scale.
Tips and Tricks
Not just for coffee! Use the Bonavita Electronic Scale to weigh flour for baking or to figure out exactly how much your marble collection weighs.
Bonavita's Dripper Stand fits perfectly over this scale's glass top. Add the dripper stand to your purchase for coffee precision heaven.
The scale indicates weights to 0.1g and Bonavita has verified that the accuracy of the scale is +_0.3g up to 500g; thus weighing out 16.0g of coffee can be 15.7 to 16.3g true weight. I desire an answer for the consistency/precision of the scale. In other words if I weigh out numerous 16.0g doses will they all be within +-0.1g of each other (even though the true weight might be as above). Consistency/precision is needed for adjusting doses. Bonavita has not responded to this question, can anyone who has used this scale please comment? I really like the design and comments on this scale.
Best Answer:Allan I hopes this helps. I did my testing for consistency with just the beans themselves and didn't grind with my Mini Mazzer. I purchased the Bonavita scale and pour over dripper stand after being disappointed with the Hario scale. I had recently purchased a Wave 185 and Wave 155 pour over and was getting comfortable with their use but became annoyed that the Hario would stop working if it got wet and take a day or two to dry out. Once I got the Bonavita scale there was no going back. The drip tray that fits securely on top of the scale collects any fluid that should drip or flow over. i didn't need or want the stand, but couldn't get it without it. The difference in the feel and response between the controls of the Hario and Bonavita are like night and day. Touching any of the four buttons on the Bonavita provides an immediate, active response. Touching the panel controls of the Hario requires that you make a visual conformation that what you have selected is actually taking place. An annoying hit or miss. I checked the consistency of the Bonavita per your request and added the Hario as well. Took 5 separate samples of 16 grams of beans, as measured by the Bonavita, and placed each sample on its own paper towel. Then reintroduced them back onto the Bonavita scale. One of the five now fluctuated between 16 and 16.1 grams and one other fluctuated between 16 and 15.9 grams. The other three remained consistent at 16 grams. Pulling out a single bean off the Bonavita changes the value immediately. It is impressive with it's response. I could pull as many as four beans off the Hario and not see a change in the weight unless I removed the beans completely off the scale and put them back on. Usually it would take the removal of two or three beans before the new weight on the Hario was displayed. The Bonavita one. The difference in the response time is large. Cost between the two is different but I think well worth the additional expense.
I haven't been able to compare this scale to another in terms of accuracy because this is my only electronic scale. What I take into consideration when I find fluctuating measurements is grind retention. I use a Mazzer Mini Electronic Type A grinder so it should be dosing pretty consistently. However, grind retention is inevitable, thus needing to tap and air out the shute to get every bit of the grounds. So if I'm dosing 18.5g from my grinder and I get 18.2g, I just grind the extra 0.3g in my basket, and voila! Sometimes my grinder may dose 17.9g, then the next dose may be 19.1g, again from grind retention. I've never been worried about the accuracy of the scale because it seems to be pretty spot on IMO. Hope this helps, and good luck!
sorry for punctuation. im on my phone. every time i turn the scale on i calibrate with dollar bills. each being a gram. 10 grams is usually .1-.3 off. sometimes when i turn the scale on, it is more accurate than others. the only way to tell is to put a known weight on the scale. each time you turn the scale on it can be different.
Hello Alan. I own a few products from bonavita and could not speak highly enough for their build quality. I use the scale over 200 times every weekend at my cafe, i would say that the consistency of the scale would be accurate every single time. Hope this helps
Best Answer:Honestly I love the Acaia and I would buy it again. The app is very useful when dialing in a new grinder, and I just love the little features. The scale is large, has the helpful heat resistant pad (I've wrecked many grinders without thinking about the heat) it's just indespensible to me. I went from the Hario to this, if that's helpful. The price is steep but I would buy it again.
I don't have the Bonavita scale so I cannot come t on that but I do have a Hario scale as well as the Acaia. The Hario is perfect does everything I want but where the Acaia passes it is on the fun level. For coffee geeks like me, the Acaia adds a much more fun interactive experience. Is it worth the money? Who knows but for me the fun factor makes it worth it. Hope I could help.
I have the acaia and love it. The app is wonderful instantly will give you the amount of water needed for your ratio. Which is great if you ground slightly more or less than intended. The ability to track what you did and how you liked that brew is a nice feature as well.