The first question you may be asking yourself so why do I need to use a scale in the first place? Can’t I just eyeball it and won’t that be close enough? Short answer… NO!
You may think that measuring out the exact amount of coffee to use is bit over the top when it comes to coffee brewing and not worth the time nor the effort to do. However, there is a reason why at specialty coffee shops you will see them use a scale for pour over coffee and even espresso.
Once you give it a try and start using a scale at home, you will come to realize why they use them at coffee shops and how much better tasting your coffee is. You will find that with the simple addition of a scale, you can make just as good if not better, coffee at home then you find at your local coffee shop
If I haven’t convinced you yet, then let me go over the top 4 reasons on why cafe’s use them and why you should as well in order to improve your coffee brewing.
4 Reasons Why Coffee Scales are Important
This is probably the most important reason to get a scale. By measuring your coffee beans and water to the exact gram or ounce, you are able to be more precise with your brewing process. This can make a big difference in the taste and quality of your coffee, as even small variations in the amount of coffee beans or water can have a significant impact on the final product.
While accuracy is important when using a coffee scale, it is also important to remember that experimentation can play a valuable role in the brewing process. Experimentation involves trying out different variables in your brewing technique in order to find the perfect balance of flavor, strength, and aroma.
One of the key benefits of using a coffee scale when experimenting is that it allows you to keep track of your variables accurately. By measuring the exact amount of coffee beans and water you are using, you can make small adjustments to your brewing technique and see how those adjustments impact the final product. This can help you identify which variables are most important to the flavor and quality of your coffee, and can help you fine-tune your brewing technique over time.
In addition to helping you identify the perfect balance of variables for your taste preferences, experimentation can also help you discover new flavor profiles and brewing techniques that you may not have considered before.
One of the most important reasons why accuracy matters when using a coffee scale is that it ensures consistency in your brew. By measuring the exact amount of coffee beans and water each time, you are able to replicate the same taste, strength, and aroma every time you brew a cup of coffee.
This is important if you have a favorite coffee recipe that you want to replicate, or if you are trying to fine-tune your brewing technique in order to achieve the perfect cup of coffee
4. Quality Coffee Beans
Buying quality fresh roasted coffee is generally more expensive then typical store bought coffee. In addition it takes a coffee farmer alot of hard work to bring it to your table and so by carefully measuring out your coffee your not only saving money by not wasting coffee but your also making sure that the coffee farmers work does not go for not.
Although many people don’t realize it, measuring out the right amount of coffee to water can make or break the taste or flavors you get from your coffee and so skipping or not carefully measuring out both your water and your coffee will result in a less then ideal cup.
If you would like to know which are the best coffee scales for the home, you can look at my post on my top 5 .
Here is a video that I thought would help, if your using a scale for the first time.