Fellow, a renowned coffee equipment company, has recently released another product called the Tally Pro, which is a kitchen scale that aims to cater to all the coffee nerds out there. The Tally Pro has a sleek and minimalist design with a black-on-black color scheme that looks stylish, with an easy-to-read OLED display, a knob and a big button for setting the timer. However, there is a bit too much glossy black for some people’s taste, and fingerprints can easily show up.
In terms of specifications, the Tally Pro has good sensitivity that goes down to a tenth of a gram, a removable weigh pan for easy cleaning and a max capacity of 2,500 grams (about 5.5 pounds), making it versatile enough to be used as a general kitchen scale for all but the heaviest recipes. The battery life lasts about three months, but unlike a lot of other rechargeable scales, the Tally can still work while it’s plugged in, and it relies on a USB-C port for power, so you don’t need to bother with proprietary charging bricks.
One of the standout features of the Tally Pro that will wow coffee enthusiasts is the new Brew Assist mode that aims to take some of the math out of hitting that perfect coffee-to-water ratio. By entering the amount of ground coffee you’re starting with and selecting your desired ratio (which can be adjusted manually), the scale will calculate the correct amount of water you need (by weight, of course, because no self-respecting coffee geek settles for volumetric measurements). It will even tell you how much water to add throughout your brewing time to help achieve an ideal extraction. The only thing it doesn’t do is give you a bloom timer, but given the huge variety of beans, the instructions for that usually come from the roaster.
The Tally Pro certainly provides a lot of help for less experienced brewers, which could be a bit much for long-time coffee aficionados. However, what poses a bigger challenge is its price point. At $185, the Tally Pro is five times more expensive than a standard kitchen scale, which may be a tough swallow for someone who is not a coffee enthusiast.
Apart from its features, the Tally Pro has Easter Egg that lets you play a game similar to the one you get in Google Chrome when you don’t have an internet connection, which is a handy distraction while waiting for your coffee to brew.
In conclusion, the Tally Pro is a kitchen scale that is perfect for coffee enthusiasts who are looking to maximise their brew. While the Tally Pro may come at a high price point, its sleek design and advanced features make it an excellent investment for coffee enthusiasts who want to take their brewing to the next level. If you are passionate about coffee and want to explore the full potential of your brews, the Tally Pro is worth checking out.