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.
The Top 4 Reasons Why You Should Use a Coffee Scale
This is probably the most important reason to get a scale. If you are accurate with the measurement of both the coffee and water with the ratio that is best for you, you will have gone a long way to making a memorable cup
This is where the fun comes in. Its always interesting to taste the difference with different coffee at different ratios. For example, you could start with a 17 to 1 ratio (water to coffee) and then the next time use a 15 to 1 ratio and you will be amazed more often then not at the difference this slight change makes in the taste of your coffee.
If you find the ratio that you like for your coffee then its important obvious reasons to be able to repeat time after time so you get that same taste and with a scale its infinitely easier then using say just a scoop.
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.