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Sanbai Scales

(1 customer review)

30.00

An economic solution to portable, accurate brewing.
Max weight 3kg, accurate to 0.1g.
Batteries included.

Description

Digital LCD display, built in timer,

Additional information

Weight 370 g
Dimensions 23 × 17 × 5 cm

1 review for Sanbai Scales

  1. Orla Houlihan (verified owner)

    I was as cynical as the next person when I heard people going on about ratios and how important is is to weigh your coffee and your water, and also somehow time everything.
    I bought a V60 recently, then saw these scales on the site while I was browsing around.

    “Feck it,” I said to myself, “I may be turning into one of those coffee hipsters, but there’s a pandemic and I’m bored and I can tell myself it’s an experiment.”

    And well, apparently I am now a coffee hipster because it does make a difference.
    I’ve got some (seriously delicious) Bell Lane Beriti Tore, which I grind fresh, weigh out into my washed filter, tare up the scales, start the timer, get a bloom on and then top up over a couple of pours. Every cup is consistent (well, duh) but what surprised me most is how much that consistency matters.

    These scales have a decent response time for weight, and the timer bleeps cheerfully every minute. If you put something (cup and V60 with washed filter/entire Chemex with washed filter) on the scale before turning it on, it auto-tares which saves you a button press.
    It handles up to 3 kilos easily, and the booklet says it can do 5 but will be slower about it.
    I’ve been using it to weigh ingredients for cooking too and it’s a heck of an upgrade from my old analogue kitchen scales.

    At €30, they’re a lot cheaper than many of the options out there, and they do what they promise to. Solid purchase, no regrets.

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