Fresh roasted beans, a nice dripper and fine-tuned grinder are great, but serious coffee drinkers know that using a scale rather than measured scoops is the only way to achieve the elusive perfect cup!

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For ease of use and cleanliness, the Acaia scale uses responsive, waterproof, touch-sensitive buttons and a flat, silicon bottom rather than extended feet to enhance it’s minimal look.

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Better yet, there’s an iPhone app that will not only show the weight, but keep track of brew time and coffee recipes!

Listen to designer Aaron Fujiki Takao explain his rationale behind the coffee brewing scale: