Is this the best barista scale on the market?
Yes. The answer is yes. Absolutely.
The acaia family of scales are renowned for their beautiful design and amazing functionality; sophisticated and modern, the lunar is USB rechargeable, waterproof, durable and connects with a suite of custom designed apps to help you brew better and more consistently. The Lunar is the newest in the acaia range, and developed specifically for professional coffee makers. At 10cm squared, it's small enough to fit on the drip tray of any machine, with an anodized aluminum case sealed against liquid entry and electronics with a protective coating to shield them against moisture damage. It also boasts a generous 2 year warranty.
The lunar features dual modes of operation, with the first (similar to the pearls) with a timer on the left and the weight on the right and the new weigh to brew mode which automatically starts the timer when the scale detects a weight increase (like the start of a brew or espresso extraction.) The lunar has a bright display, 20ms response time for near-instant readings and tremendous accuracy (up to 1/10th of a gram) that is sensitive to even the weight change of evaporation. Stability in this scale is better than ever, and the built in stopwatch is flawless and syncs effortlessly with the mobile app for handsfree control and tracking.
Included in every lunar package will be a 100g calibration weight & strips to place under your scale to protect metal-on-metal scratching. We will also be including a small heat pad, so the scale can be turned into a coffee brewing scale if desired.
See Aaron Takao Fujiki, the acaia's inventor, explain the methodology behind the (original) scale's design and interface in this video.
USB rechargeable battery with a 20 - 30 hour life
Two year manufacturer warranty that covers the scale, USB cable and 100g scale weight
Capacity of 2000g
Speed of 20ms (response time)
Stability, with auto zero tracking and creeping compensation technology to provide industrial grade stability, and
Programmable auto-off so you can save battery power (without accidentally turning off during brewing)
- App Compatibility
The acaia suite of apps cover everyone from the dedicated home brewer to the caf? manager, with the acaia Coffee, Brewmaster & Brewbar apps all designed specifically for acaia optimisation. Highly customisable, they offer an incredible range of super-useful features, including data logs, coffee profiling, brew profile storage and more.
Apple : Requires iOS 7 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPod Touch 5th Generation, iPad 3rd Generation, iPad 4th Generation, iPad Air, iPad Mini 1st Generation, iPad Mini 2nd Generation, iPad Mini 3rd Generation
Android : 4.3+ devices with BLE support.
BlackBerry : #BlackBerry10, #BBEliteWin. For more details on compatibility, see the acaia website.
For further praise of the acaia Lunar, see your nearest professional barista.