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Hario V60 Drip Coffee Scale and Timer, Black
Hario V60 drip coffee scale measures in 0. 1 gram increments for highest precisionIncludes a drip timer for perfect bloom times and pours each timeIntegrated timer for complete and total control of your coffee brewing processAuto power off in 5 minutes (not activated when the timer is on)Scale dimensions: 7. 4" x 4. 7" x 1. 1" ; Uses 2 AAA batteries (included)
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46 Reddit comments about Hario V60 Drip Coffee Scale and Timer, Black:

u/davehk · 7 pointsr/Coffee

I like the Hario scale, which has a built in timer. Reasonable at $40 on amazon and hasn't failed me yet.

u/j1mdan1els · 5 pointsr/Coffee

A manual pour over is a great way to make coffee, giving lots of control and allowing you to pull out different flavours through controlling just about every variable there is.

However, because there's so much control, the user really needs to know what he's doing: how much water he's adding; where that water is in the coffee bed; how long the water is in contact; how hot the water is ... and so on. To that end, if you're going to get a chemex, wave or V60 you really want a pouring kettle and scale with timer built in. This scale is pretty much the "go-to" option but there are other choices available. As for the pouring kettle, you want something with a goose neck to give good control. There are literally hundreds available at every price point. If you don't want to spend on this as well, a good teapot can be a usable substitute - just remember you want to be able to control how much water you add and direct it precisely onto the coffee bed.

u/70mmArabica · 4 pointsr/Coffee

Jennings - $27 :: 4000g x 0.5g

Hario - $42 :: 2000g x 0.1g + timer

Brewista - $88 :: 2000g x 0.1 + timer

*I have the Hario and I like it. The time it takes to register weight is a little slow, but I don't care. Also I've spilt water on it (not more than 1/5 cup, and some ended up below it, near the battery) and I immediately clean/wipe and have had no water damage

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u/TheInternetTubes · 4 pointsr/espresso

What I use for coffee now is, has timer for pourover and is accurate to tenth of a gram. Little lag but not enough to make me really want anything else any time soon. I know that price is above what you asked for but wanted you to know the price of one that could very well last quite a while.

The one I used for years making french press with a blade grinder (calm down it's just a spice grinder now), and still use for other kitchen tasks, is It's cheap, it works, and mine has lasted I think 5yrs now. It does not read to a tenth of a gram and does not have a timer though. And, it just doesn't look as cool.

u/radddchaddd · 4 pointsr/Coffee

I've owned both of these and quite like both:



The Hario looks a bit cleaner and it has large base. However, I like the silicon cover the HuiSmart comes with especially when making pourovers or placing my portafilter on the scale. The HuiSmart is also cheaper, which is nice.

u/adamjackson1984 · 3 pointsr/Coffee

Totally! I love talking about gear.


  • Bodum Bistro (on the way out, needs new Burrs, but I really like it for course french press brews)
  • Mazzer Mini (probably the only coffee thing I have bought new...a splurge but my espresso has benefited immensely)
  • Baratza Virtuoso - Probably the best all around grinder. Can do course and fine grinds, has a timer, no-static grounds catcher. I like it a lot.
  • Porlex JP-30 Stainless Steel Coffee Grinder - My hand grinder, it's ceramic and does a consistently good pour-over grind..the only issue is it gets very hot when grinding and when grinding you want the beans to suffer no heat at all. It could be because I have to hold it with my hand when grinding and I'm transferring heat + the friction of the burrs? I really don't know how to improve it but I've started using this only on trips when I have to have a grinder and can't tote around my Baratza.

    Scale - Hario Drip Scale w/ Timer - It's black, measures to the tenth of a gram, the first one I bought is slow and it struggles to keep up with measuring my water grams...then I bought another a year later and it's much faster so I'd say if you get one that seems sluggish / slow, return it it's like they added a new CPU or something later in the life of the machine.

    Aeropress's the fastest way to make coffee with really easy clean-up. For the event I'm just gonna brew 2 batches on everything except espresso (since I don't want to tote that thing in the office). I hope it turns people on to better coffee.
u/number114 · 3 pointsr/Coffee

I use the Hario and have not had any issues:

u/Rosslyn568 · 3 pointsr/tea

I have a Hario that I love

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u/7761154 · 3 pointsr/vancouver

This is the best

Have a 4-years-old-strong one.

u/mpmspyguy · 3 pointsr/Coffee

The temp controlled one is great because it can hold the temperature for up to an hour and it gives you precise temperature control (obvious) which is good for teas or using different brew methods (some aeropress recipes use 175 degree water for instance). Whist I love the variable temp I wouldn't say its needed. As for scales the one I would recommend is the Hario Drip Scale for its water resistantness and its built in timer, but the American Weigh Scale or the CJ-4000 will also work well. The Kalita Wave is also a good recommendation and is more beginner friendly than the v60. I'd still say go with the v60 though, I think it produces a better cup.

u/mirthilous · 3 pointsr/Coffee

Here are some alternatives:

Bonvita variable temp gooseneck kettle

Hario [scale]

American Weigh scale

u/m0ldyv0ldy · 3 pointsr/barista

here it is for 36 apparently!

u/BenisNIXON · 2 pointsr/Coffee

The Wave is good. Other easy methods for beginners would be the Aeropress or the French Press.

More importantly I would find a local roaster from which to get fresh beans. Quality beans will be a huge difference in flavor for you regardless of brewing method (though drip maker is still not recommended over other methods mentioned). I know you said you are frugal, as am I, but I found myself drinking LESS coffee when I was spending more on quality not because it was more expensive but because the flavor was so much more intense and fulfilling. I savored it more and instead of drinking 1200mL of store bought drip I was enjoying 700mL of Chemex (similar pour over method) tremendously more.

If you are anything like me you will take your time to build your equipment and slowly buy more. I enjoyed doing it this way because I could move as my tastes evolved. As you mentioned, investing in a good burr grinder should probably be the most important thing. I think my Baratza Encore is worth its weight in gold. After that I slowly added more brewing methods and this Hario scale. The weighing of your water and coffee is so much simpler when it comes to make a consistently great cup of coffee.

I know this is a long reply and a list of stuff but it is three years worth of accumulation, mostly thanks to Amazon gift cards at Christmas time! Most importantly, just enjoy yourself and your coffee! If you like a method others don't or don't like weighing things then don't. Your taste is yours, enjoy it.

u/l3ret · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Here's the thing..

Gooseneck kettle will last you forever and it is an absolute staple if you're going to invest in this hobby/truly enjoy this ritual.

I like this one:

I also would recommend a scale that can weigh out by the .1 gram (or even more fine). Also a timer is important.

I like this one:

Kalita wave is very forgiving, great to learn on, and makes a wonderful cup of coffee. I use Kalita Wave each morning and Chemex on weekends.

Kalita Wave:

Kalita Wave Filters:

Good luck buddy!

u/AngryCthulhu · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Plan on copping the [Hario scale](Hario Coffee Drip Scale/Timer since I'm scaleless at the moment. I also wanna save up for the Stagg EKG because I love it's look. Apart from that I might look into dipping my toes into the world of roasting!

u/ShinyTile · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Man... I just had a nice reply typed out and cleared it somehow. Anyway, the short version was: I have an AWS BL1, I don't like it. Cheaply built. But it weighs accurately, so if that's all you care about? That's fine. It's very accurate, just crappy build and the popout screen seems silly to me.

I'd also throw in the Hario scale to your list. .1g, built in timer, nice build.

The more expensive scales are focused on pour-over methods, which is why they've got the timer. If literally all you care about is 'what does this coffee weight?' then the cheapest should be fine.

u/paeblits · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I highly recommend the Hario Drip Scale. It's made for coffee, super easy to use, accurate, dependable, and good aesthetic design. Been using it for 2 years.

Edit: And while we're on the subject, you don't only want to measure your coffee beans. You want to measure your water temperature and get a consistent grind as well. This Bonavita electric kettle has always been good to me, as well as the Baratza Burr Grinder.

u/mal1291 · 2 pointsr/Coffee

The answer to your question is really dependent on budget. A quick perusal through the sub will show you that the Aeropress is a popular option because it is one of the least expensive ways to get a solid cup of coffee.

If you have some cash to part with, it might be worth looking at setting yourself up with a pourover setup - I'd probably suggest the v60. You would need the v60, the hario buono, and you'd probably want a scale to weigh coffee (there are a LOT of options, many cheaper than what I've linked). You would also need to get a reasonably good grinder - check out the sidebar for a list of grinders. Yes, it's a lot of capital to get started, but the coffee is fantastic and the equipment is very durable. This equipment, properly cared for, could potentially outlast you in many cases.

There's also the standard drip coffee maker, but from my experience if you go that route you ought to just invest in the cheapest one. The quality coffee from most drip machines is pretty similar. A better question is what grinder to get - that will improve your brew quality across all methods. Again, sidebar has great advice, but a really popular grinder here is the[ Baratza Encore] ( which you can sometimes find on their refurb page for discounted prices.

No matter what you choose - good luck and happy caffienation

u/oman1980 · 2 pointsr/espresso

I am happy with cheap eBay scales and a bit of silicone . The Hario seems good as it has. A timer . There was. Some water proof scale that looks super slick but it's $200. Totally not worth it.

u/nreneecross · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I use this scale and absolutely love it!
Hario Coffee Drip Scale/Timer

Happy brewing!!

u/handsfulloftrash · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I really dig the Hario scale. It’s simple as hell and cheapish.

u/TehoI · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I own a virtuoso and I love it. Grind quality for anything that isn't espresso is going to be about as good as anything that isn't $2700. The Lido is of course a great grinder, but I really think the no-effort aspect of the Virtuoso is underrated. I just made three cups of the same coffee in different ways - a side by side test is so much better than comparing days apart. I don't think I would have done that if I had to manually grind it out each time.

Pourover, V60 or Kalita are your best bet. Kalita is more forgiving but I think the V60 is more flexible once you get used it it. You should also look at getting an Aeropress - it is what got me used to stronger coffee and ultimately espresso.

Other gear, if you're doing pourover you need a gooseneck kettle. This one is great if you can swing it, otherwise any gooseneck will do. A scale like this one will be your best friend too.

EDIT: Disclaimer: I would not plan on using either of those grinders on espresso. The Lido is certainly more capable for that specific task, but ultimately you will want a grinder for espresso use only for two reasons:

1). Grind quality is SUPER important for espresso, and the Lido might get you to mid-range in that capacity. Plus adjustabilty is an issue here, so while the Virtuoso can grind to espresso fineness, it can not take small enough steps to get a truly great cup.

2). Switching from brew to espresso is a pain, and it will decrease the quality of your espresso. You need to "dial in" espresso, which is finding a very specific grind setting and recipe for a specific bean. Switching back and forth will completely disrupt that process on top of just being a pain.

Now, both grinders will be fantastic for brew and I would highly recommend both of them for that purpose. The above just something to be aware of.

u/KooFeh · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Oh no! But yes, 49mm is what you want to look for. And I'm actually not positive. If you don't have one already, I would get a scale to dose out coffee and weigh shots. I use my hario scale: which is not optimal but gets the job done. I typically dose at around 14-15 grams and tamp that so however full the portafilter is at 14~ grams tamped is how full i fill. Sorry I couldn't be more specific!

u/kingseven · 1 pointr/cocktails

I tend to have a set of these lying around almost everywhere:

u/uRabbit · 1 pointr/Coffee

Just got ours in the mail. We also have a smaller one by them. A warranty that is 10x the length of an Escali's, and at less than half the cost = sign me up!

Keep in mind: This thing is known to be more fragile than most. If you can afford $50, I would absolutely get the Hario scale.

u/mikeTRON250LM · 1 pointr/Coffee

> I really want to learn to make good coffee at home so that my wife is happy to wake up in the morning. Plus, I'd like to save some money instead of going to Starbucks every morning. I don't personally like coffee (I wish I did. Closest I came to enjoying coffee was drinking a caramel brulée latte from Starbucks last Christmas) but I find the craft of it absolutely fascinating. And I'm really interested in learning to get my wife's perfect cup of coffee down to a science. (And if I learn to enjoy coffee, all the better)

So I started down this exact path about 8 or 9 years ago for my gal as well. I also had no interest in coffee but enjoyed the convergence of art & science.

Anyway the following is what I ended up with [and what I paid].

  • [$100 refurbished from the Baratza Store] Baratza Encore - Most people argue this is the best grinder for the money when the budget is tight
  • [$30] Aeropress - This is a great way to make a single cup of coffee
  • [$40 on sale] Bonavita BV382510V 1.7L Digital Variable Temperature Gooseneck Kettle - Awesome way to manage the temperature of the water for brewing
  • [$40 on sale] Hario V60 Drip Coffee Scale and Timer - very important to measure the weight of Water and Coffee PLUS extraction time

    You can be patient like I did and buy over time to get things on sale but after owning each item for multiple years now I can wholeheartedly recommend each component.

    All in a buddy was using a Keurig for the past few years and when it broke he reached out to me for the same thing. He bought everything but the scale (it was almost $70 when he was buying) and his wife is in LOVE with the setup. The neat thing is once you get the grinder and scale your options to multiple brewing methods opens up. Then with the water kettle you can then use it all for the Aeroporess, Kalita Wave, Chemex, V60, Clever Dripper (ETC) brewing methods.

    Anyway once you have good enough gear you can then start trying finding local roasters and different beans. We have tried a few local joints and just recently found a few beans roasted fresh that are substantially better than anything we were purchasing in grocery stores. Alternatively there are SO many online stores to try (and a biweekly friday thread on r/coffee for what beans people are currently trying).

    Compared to the $5+ a drink at starbucks we make great coffee at home for typically less than $1 a cup and it takes less than 5 minutes all in, including cleanup.
u/BoiseCoffee · 1 pointr/Coffee

I use the Hario Drip Scale. I've accidentally flooded this sucker with water after a lazy pour and had it spring right back to life after drying. Plus, it comes with a timer which is really nice if you're looking for an all-in-one package.

u/Doneeb · 1 pointr/Coffee

Hario Skerton (25) + Aeropress (30) is a great place to start if you don't want to spend money. Spend the rest on good beans.

If you want to spend more grab a cheap scale or a Hario with a built in timer. Replace the Skerton with a Capresso Infinity grinder (70-80). Neither of these are perfect, the scale is laggy and the retention on the Infinity is pretty terrible, but they're both a great place to start when you're on a budget; especially when combined with an Aeropress which is one of the more forgiving/versatile brewing methods. Right now my Lido E is out of commission, I'm back to an Infinity+Aeropress for the time being and there are worse things in the world.

If you want to do pourover, you'll have to invest in a gooseneck and definitely need a scale. A v60 is pretty cheap, but it also takes quite a bit of time/practice to consistently produce good results, so this might be something you look into down the road if you're still interested. A good grinder is also going to be much more important with pourover than with an Aeropress so you'll need something like scale+gooseneck+Infinity+v60 to get started here, which is going to bring costs up.

Whatever you end up doing, enjoy.

u/notjoea · 1 pointr/Coffee
  1. 205 is what you want. I set my bonavita electric kettle to 208 since what cools pretty rapidly from any kettle.

  2. I've only tried the bonavita, but the gooseneck makes life a lot easier.

  3. This hario is pretty decent ( I've been thinking of switching from a generic kitchen scale. My biggest gripe is that a lot of them auto shutoff if you go for a long bloom.

  4. I usually rinse it right away with the hot water from my kettle. I've seen some places that use a little toilet brush as a substitute for the ridiculously overpriced official brush.

    Good move on the burr grinder. And yeah, pour = technique. Another thing you might want to consider is a timer. Good luck!
u/neilbryson · 1 pointr/Coffee

I am using a Hario Scale. It's in grams and it has a built-in timer.

u/WeBuild · 1 pointr/Coffee

The Hario is a pretty good scale.

Honestly, I use a $15 kitchen scale and always make a good cup of coffee. I'm not doing espresso though, and I don't need a timer.

u/brettlair · 1 pointr/Coffee
u/Bycraft · 1 pointr/Coffee

It's in the Black Friday sale on Amazon in the UK right now if anyone is interested.

u/swroasting · 1 pointr/Coffee

Nice gram scales are cheap (<$20) and easy to find. Scales with an integrated timer (Hario) are not cheap and have no competition to speak of. I tried to find alternative 0.1g resolution scales which showed the weight and timer simultaneously, and came up with nothing, so I bought the Hario and it works great for pourovers. Before getting into pourovers, I used a $10 digital kitchen scale with 0.1g and 1/8oz resolution.

u/rcoffeegrind · 1 pointr/Coffee

Definitely get an Aeropress it's a great beginner brewer that will allow you to grow in your coffee brewing technique as well as being easy to use for a novice. As for grinder don't skimp on it I suggest the lido 3 because I have it and I know it's good. It's a manual grinder but you will never need another one.

Get any scale that does grams it really doesn't matter and get a kettle to heat up the water. If you want it to be a one time purchase that doesn't require an upgrade in the future get the Bonavita 1L variable temp kettle

Here are some links:

u/BanThisLol · 1 pointr/Coffee

These ones.

Very curious what you've heard. They're flawless. I check them periodically with coins, they're precise to the 0.1 after a few years.

But by all means you should buy what you want. I was just throwing it out there for ideas.

u/gwyac · 1 pointr/Coffee

this is my recommendation.

u/adunedarkguard · 1 pointr/Coffee

Baratza Encore:

Hario scale/Timer:

Bonavita temp control gooseneck:

Then add a V60 or Chemex & Filters. $306 amazon cart.

If you don't mind spending more on the grinder, the Virtuoso is an upgrade from the Encore with better burrs, and a more solid build.

u/nebulancer · 1 pointr/Coffee

I would highly recommend the Hario Scale with built in timer. I have drenched mine with coffee several times and it's still going strong. I have had a couple Jennings go bad on me and they often freeze while pouring. The American Weigh Scales AMW-SC-2KG is another great option.

Hario Coffee Drip Scale/Timer

u/menschmaschine5 · 1 pointr/Coffee

Hey, could you cut down those Amazon links? The spam filter doesn't like them.

For example, the first one could be simplified to:

u/cbfx · 1 pointr/Coffee

$40.00 - 8 cup chemex

$11.00 - pack of filters

$42.00 - hario drip coffee scale

$70.00 - bona vita electric kettle with thermometer

$15.00 - ground specialty coffee

TOTAL $178.00 (minus any applicable tax and shipping)

note: i used a mix of sources. the scale and kettle come from amazon but everything else was overpriced there. hell, those items are probably overpriced there too. the chemex is listed in google express and the filters are from william-sonoma. you can usually find good deals from these places on coffee equipment being liquidated. you could potentially even pick up everything you'd need directly from a specialty cafe that has equipment for sale in your area. if you're interested in continuing your coffee brewing, you'd definitely use the kettle and scale for any other drip methods, like v60 or kalita wave.

cheers and i hope you and your family have a great thanksgiving.

u/boywithnoarms · 0 pointsr/Coffee

Pretty sure it's this scale, I have the same one.

u/from-the-dusty-mesa · 0 pointsr/Coffee

Accessible enough with practice. That is a Kalita Wave and that particular model is metal. (They do make other materials)

Some things on this list can be substituted for cheaper items. Good luck future nectar drinker.
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Some things on this list can be substituted for cheaper items. Good luck future nectar drinker.