Over the past few weeks, we have been focussing our reviews in coffee equipment. So to continue this trend, this week we decide to bring you the Hario V60 Scale review.
If you are a “new-to-coffee person”, seeing a barista use a scale to brew coffee or to make an expresso it may seem exaggerated. But measuring the coffee by weight offers superior precision and greater consistency. When it comes to precision, a scale is the best equipment you can have. Proving that weight is more accurate than volume. If you were to measure out one cup of coffee beans, you would not get exactly one cup of grounds.
Another great feature in using a scale is because it helps eliminate the differences between coffee beans, including variety, origin, and rost level. With regard to consistency, a scale will allow you to use the same amount of water and the same amount of coffee every time. And once you’ve dialed in a particular coffee, you can easily find it again the next time you brew.
Now that you know the importance of a digital scale lets get to the Hario V60 Scale review.
If you already follow us you probably know that we really like the products that Hario makes, like the Hario Skerton or the Hario V60 Coffe Dripper. As a result, we decide to write the Hario V60 Scale review to see if this product is at the same level as the other products.
The Hario V60 Scale is a product specifically designed for the specialty coffee community. This equipment is the junction between a gram scale and a built-in timer, two things that are essential when brewing manually. With a max capacity of 2000g and varying scale intervals, depending on weight, of 0.1g (2-200g), 0.5g (200-500g), and 1.0g (500-2000g), this scale will both suit professional baristas or home coffee enthusiasts.
In our opinion, these small variation increments, depending on weight, are something that doesn’t make much sense. But the most important thing is that these variations don’t affect the final product. Another aspect that we don’t like in this scale is the fact that it only starts weighing until 2 grams are added. Like the variation increments, this issue doesn’t affect the final product but for an equipment like this, these small mistakes are not acceptable.
If you eliminate this two aspects the Hario V60 Scale is almost perfect equipment, great build quality, incredible precision after the 2 grams and easy to use with touch-sensitive buttons.
Product dimensions: 17 x 14 x 11 inches / 14 x 19 x 10cm
Construction Materials: plastic
Item Weight: 12.8 ounces / 362,9 g;
Shipping Weight: 14.2 ounces / 402,5 g;
Batteries: 2 AAA batteries required.
Brewing coffee manually requires both a scale and a timer, and the Hario V60 Drip Scale as exactly both things. At a reasonable price, this scale is great for daily manual brewing without breaking the bank. So if you want to start brewing your own coffee the Hario V60 Drip Scale should be in your shop list.
The Hario V60 is probably one of the best coffee drip scales available on the market right now. At a reasonable price, this scale is great for professional baristas or for home coffee enthusiasts.