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Posted Thu Jan 1, 1970, 12:00am
Subject: CoffeeGeek Holiday Gift List - Under $30 & Under $75 by Mark Prince
 

CoffeeGeek Holiday Gift List - Under $30 & Under $75
by Mark Prince

Looking for last minute gift suggestions for that coffee-enthused person in your life? Looking for suggestions to give to that relative who buys you powdered coffees each year? Have a look at our suggestions for gifts under $30 and under $75!
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Posted Thu Dec 8, 2011, 10:50am
Subject: Re: CoffeeGeek Holiday Gift List - Under $30 & Under $60 by Mark Prince
 

How long does it take for the scale to give an accurate reading? I forget the technical term for this. This scale sounds great. All it needs is to quickly update as I'm adding water to a pourover. It sounds like you use it to weigh espresso as you pull shots, so it should be good for my needs.

EDIT: I thought this would be under the product page. I'm referring to your post about the "American Weigh 2kg mini scale - $18." Are calibration weights needed?
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Posted Thu Dec 8, 2011, 11:06am
Subject: Re: CoffeeGeek Holiday Gift List - Under $30 & Under $60 by Mark Prince
 

Again, a wonderful and thoughtful selection, Mark.
Forgive my dopiness, but does the scale display in ounces/#'s as well.
Not really that important, just wondering.

Merry Christmas/Happy Chanukah to all!

 
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Posted Fri Dec 9, 2011, 4:56am
Subject: Re: CoffeeGeek Holiday Gift List - Under $30 & Under $60 by Mark Prince
 

IMAWriter Said:

Again, a wonderful and thoughtful selection, Mark.
Forgive my dopiness, but does the scale display in ounces/#'s as well.
Not really that important, just wondering.

Merry Christmas/Happy Chanukah to all!

Posted December 8, 2011 link

The scale does grams, ounces, troy ounces and one or two other styles. I forget what the oz breakdown is, it might be in decimals (ie 1.1oz).

I'm still adding to this list; and the over $75 should be coming in a day.

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Posted Fri Dec 9, 2011, 4:57am
Subject: Re: CoffeeGeek Holiday Gift List - Under $30 & Under $60 by Mark Prince
 

Wildereachday Said:

How long does it take for the scale to give an accurate reading? I forget the technical term for this. This scale sounds great. All it needs is to quickly update as I'm adding water to a pourover. It sounds like you use it to weigh espresso as you pull shots, so it should be good for my needs.

EDIT: I thought this would be under the product page. I'm referring to your post about the "American Weigh 2kg mini scale - $18." Are calibration weights needed?

Posted December 8, 2011 link

Because of the price, it doesn't include any calibration weights; but it does have a calibration mode; I have a 1kg and 2kg weight I've calibrated them with.

The lag on the scale is pretty short. I have it on the espresso machines and it is a near instant update as the shot progresses. Maybe a 0.2 second delay.

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Posted Sat Dec 10, 2011, 8:30am
Subject: Re: CoffeeGeek Holiday Gift List - Under $30 & Under $60 by Mark Prince
 

My question is does this scale have an automatic shut off? The scale I have now has an annoying shut off that will sometimes turn the scale off mid pour.
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Posted Sat Dec 10, 2011, 11:03am
Subject: Re: CoffeeGeek Holiday Gift List - Under $30 & Under $60 by Mark Prince
 

Robert, I have the scale Mark recommends. It does shut off automatically after 1 min. You can get around that limitation by pressing the mode button, which resets the timer.
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Posted Sat Dec 10, 2011, 1:25pm
Subject: Re: CoffeeGeek Holiday Gift List - Under $30 & Under $60 by Mark Prince
 

jbviau Said:

Robert, I have the scale Mark recommends. It does shut off automatically after 1 min. You can get around that limitation by pressing the mode button, which resets the timer.

Posted December 10, 2011 link

You can also just briefly tap the scale's weighing pad and it will reset back to 0 on the shutdown timer. I've gotten into the habit of doing that.

As long as what's being weighed is changing in weight (ie, pulling a shot of espresso, pouring water into a Chemex, etc), the auto-shut down timer inside the scale stays at 0 seconds in its 60 second countdown.

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Posted Sun Dec 18, 2011, 4:19pm
Subject: Re: CoffeeGeek Holiday Gift List - Under $30 & Under $75 by Mark Prince
 

Has anyone else experienced the plastic taste from the capresso kettle that I've heard about in reviews? Not from the glass of course but the ring that seals the kettle to the burner (or something).
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Posted Tue Jan 17, 2012, 3:31pm
Subject: Re: CoffeeGeek Holiday Gift List - Under $30 & Under $75 by Mark Prince
 

a few years ago i got the chemex as a present.  I would agree with this list and get the glass handled model, instead of the wood collar one.  The wood collar on mine showed age really quickly even though I tried to never get it wet, it still found a way to get water damaged and start to crack.  
Its so bad that I want everything on this entire list!
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