Good equipment isn’t enough. To brew excellent coffee you must use just the right amount of coffee and water, pour at the perfect speed, and do it all in a set timeframe. It can be a challenge - especially first thing in the morning.
Up to this point, coffee scales have been fairly limited tools. You still have to do the ratio math, start the timer, and guess about how quickly to pour water. We believe that the scale should be a coffee lover’s companion, not just a tool, so we built one that can handle the task.
Meet VOOM, The Revolutionary Coffee Scale
VOOM is the first coffee scale that displays a detailed brewing profile of your beloved coffee directly on the built-in screen. With dynamic coffee:water ratio display, real-time brewing instructions, and the ability to save 20+ brewing profiles on the device, it’s the smartest scale around.
Designed for experienced brewers and newcomers alike, VOOM helps you keep track of all your important brewing data, enables you to download brewing profiles from the community, and - most importantly - empowers you to brew consistently delicious coffee.
Truly Enjoy The Coffee - Keep Your Eyes Off Your Phone
The magic of brewing coffee by hand is largely a result of how meditative and focused it causes us to be. The gentle pouring, the rich aromas, the swirling grounds - these things create a rewarding experience even before the coffee touches your lips.
Pulling out your phone to see the recipe? Not so magical.
Brew Like An Expert With Real-Time Brewing Curves
VOOM is the only scale that lets you easily follow brewing curves from the coffee-loving community in real-time. No more pulling out your phone or computer to watch how others are doing it. It’s all on the scale.
- Real-Time Brewing Curve
- Immediate Data Feedback
- Dynamic Coffee:Water Ratio
- Elapsed Time
Don’t do math early in the morning to figure out how much coffee and water to use. The dynamic ratio display takes care of it for you.
After the scale measures your coffee, simply pour water until you reach your target ratio (often around 1/16).
When you finish brewing, the scale will score you on how closely you followed the brewing curve. Want to prove that you can brew just like your favorite cafe? Now you can.
Master Espresso With Shot-Ready Programming
Espresso-mode saves you time and empowers you to dial in balanced tasting profiles. The on-screen workflow intuitively guides you through a quick setup and a great shot. VOOM enables you to keep your eyes on the shot - all the detailed information is on the screen (and not your phone).
Want to know exactly how your favorite roasters and cafes pull shots of their coffee? Find and download their brewing profiles and learn to do it yourself.
Create, Save and Share Your Own Curves
When you use Quick Brew mode, you’ll have the option of saving your own brewing curve when you’re finished. Discover tasty recipes, save them to the device, and share them online for others to learn from.
VOOM can save 20+ brewing profiles with internal memory.
Brew Above And Beyond With The VOOM App
After brewing, connect VOOM to your phone via Bluetooth to get even more detailed information about your brewing profile, compare different brews, and share your curves with friends and customers.
- Readings: Instant
- Accuracy: 0.1g
- Power: USB Charging
- Water Protection: Yes
- Weight: 345g (0.76 lbs)
- Dimensions: 148 (L) * 119 (W) * 21.5 (H with knob) mm (5.83 * 4.69 * 0.85 in.)
- Weight Capacity: 2kg (4.4 lbs)
- Connectivity: Bluetooth
How We Designed VOOM (And Why)
I’m Terry. I failed at coffee.
I had all the right gear, the fresh beans, and the determination - but it wasn’t enough. I learned the hard way that brewing great coffee is about brewing with care and finding that sweet spot - not spending hundreds of dollars on shiny objects.
With a background in software and engineering, I knew there had to be a way to combine the craft of brewing great coffee with equipment that could actually be empowering and transforming in a more active way.
After many poorly brewed mugs and dozens of hours watching videos, I realized how to do it. I would create a scale that could give users all the vital information they needed to brew great coffee directly on the screen of a scale.
We spent months speaking with baristas, home enthusiasts, and hardware experts. We spent months on a design that would be empowering, yet minimal. We discarded four prototypes before we landed on one we were proud of.
And now we’re ready to share it with you.
Risks and challenges
First of all, thank you very much for reading all the way to this part. We treat "Risks and Challenges" very seriously because there are always things that could cause a deviation in the plan.
Our VOOM scale went through 5 iterations just of working prototypes, not to mention the countless iterations of enclosure, electronic and component prototypes that make up our final board design. More than 10 pre-production samples will be made and sent for external reviews worldwide to make sure that the product is up to our expectations.
We know that a prototype is not producible until it has gone through the whole supply chain. That's what we have been doing from the start. By working with experienced factories and component suppliers to come up with designs that are both stunning in looks and easy to manufacture.
On top of all that, we promise to honestly communicate with all our supporters (YOU!) in the event of any delay in manufacturing, shipping or anything else that is not as planned, and give 100% of our effort to overcome these obstacles.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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