Coffee Brewing Scale Comparison 2022 Edition New Hario Varia Acaia Pequeno Scales

Scale Comparison 2022 Edition

It has been a hot minute since we first put out our scale comparison and we have since made a bunch of changes to our range and we think for good reason, we try to stock something for everyone regardless if you are just starting out or you are a full blown coffee snob.

In this blog post we are going to discuss all the different features and specs we think you need to know before deciding on whats right for you. Before we get into it I wanted to stress that because we are comparing brand to brand we really want to keep transparency high and mainly commentate on the factual differences. The goal is not to summarise a better brand but to compare the different features and highlight all the relevant factors.

We want you to be happy with your purchase, the last thing we want is buyers remorse or any surprises upon delivery. We understand that opening 4 tabs and creating a 'spec sheet' is tedious, time consuming and overall not fun... So we did it for you.

We will be looking at:

Acaia Pearl 2021 Model -NEW /RRP$299.85

Acaia Pearl 2021 Model Coffee Brewing Scales Filter Pour Over Coffee Black White Scale Basic Barista Australia Melbourne Coffee Gear


Acaia Pearl Previous Edition /RRP$273.90

Hario V60 Drip Scales /RRP$109.95

Hario V60 Drip Scales Coffee Brewing Pour Over Pourover Filter coffee manual brew drip v60 brewing scale coffee scales


Varia Coffee Brewing Scales /RRP$89.95
Varia Coffee Brewing Scales Drip Manual Brewing Manual brew pour over filter coffee scales Basic Barista Australia Melbourne Coffee Gear Brewing equipment scales
Pequeño Digital Scale - Basal /RRP$22


Value and Price

We believe the first thing to consider in a set of scales is the value and price range you are looking for, some of the scales we discuss are built for specific uses in mind while others offer a range of different features to accomodate as many different types of coffee weighing uses.

It's important to remember that there is no better scales, just like how there is no better coffee there is a range that appeals to many different coffee lovers and individually we all find value in different aspects.  


The nitty-gritty spec sheet we compiled so you don't have to XD Thank you Basic Barista.

Acaia Pearl 2021 Acaia Pearl-Previous Edition Hario V60 Drip Varia Brewing Scales Basal Pequeño

Weighing Capacity

2kg 2kg 2kg 3kg 2kg
Dimensions (mm) 105 x160 x18.3 160 x160 x32 120 x190 x29 130 x185 x30 110 x 75 x18
Weighing Plate Dimenisions (mm) 105 x160 (irregular shape) 160 x160 120 x140 130 x125 65 x 72
Fits a Portafilter Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Fits 2 capuccino cups  Yes Yes Yes Yes 1
Use for Dosing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Max Battery Life 40H 20-30H N/A N/A N/A
Cable Charging / Powered Yes - USBC Yes - USBB No No No
Replaceable Batteries  No No Yes 2xAAA Yes 3 x AAA Yes 2xAAA
Internal Battery
Yes Yes No No No
Includes Batteries N/A N/A Yes No No
Flow Rate Indicator Yes No No No No
Use Under Group Head
No (Yes with 'Stem')
No (Yes with 'Stem') No No No - not water proof
Sensitivity (Min) 0.01g 0.01g 0.1g 0.1g 0.1g
Response Time (Aprox) Fast 20ms Fast 20ms Slow 1.5sec Medium 1sec Slow 1sec
Taring Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auto Tare Yes Yes No No No
Auto Timer Start Yes Yes No No No
Auto Off Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Hold Weight


No No No No
Displays Weight g/OZ g/OZ g g/OZ/ml g/OZ/CT/OZT/DWT
Display Type 8 Digit LED LED LCD 4 Digit LED LCD
Water Resistant Yes No Yes No No
Durability 1-5 4 4 3 3.5 1.5
Weighing Plate Design Reversed Reversed Upright Upright Upright
Timing Capability Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Can be Calibrated Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Firmware Upgradable Yes Yes No No No
Bluetooth Connectivity Yes Yes No No No
Interactive with app Yes Yes No No No
PC ABS Resin

ABS Resin

Stainless Steel & Plastic
Overload Protection Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


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