Acaia Pearl Stand at WBC?

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tglodjo

Postby tglodjo » Aug 10, 2018, 3:20 pm

This WBC video popped up on my YouTube home page and I noticed that Acaia Pearls were used rather than the typical Lunar. I really like how the Pearl sits under the machine with a stand that (looks like it) varies height to sit above the drip tray. I love this idea! Has anyone seen this before? If so, are they available anywhere?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgAZe2hLd1s

Edit: Adding a screenshot from the video.
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MikFlores300

Postby MikFlores300 » Aug 10, 2018, 3:25 pm

This was created by Ona Coffee. It is called the Stem. Some people say he wasn't the original inventor of this.

https://onacoffee.com.au/product/stem/

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TomC
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Postby TomC » Aug 10, 2018, 3:27 pm

I've seen at least two versions of this sort of thing, but if I'm not mistaken, I believe they're all custom made.

Edit: see above post. That was the other one I was thinking of. Didn't know they were commercialized yet.

tglodjo

Postby tglodjo » Aug 10, 2018, 3:34 pm

MikFlores300 wrote:This was created by Ona Coffee. It is called the Stem. Some people say he wasn't the original inventor of this.

https://onacoffee.com.au/product/stem/


Ah, nice. Thanks! It's such an interesting concept but doesn't seem novel at all, so I would certainly believe this isn't the original manifestation of the idea. That said, glad to see some production, though it does look like something that could be pretty easy to custom make. Having just ordered a LMLM, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't tempted to get a Lunar and the custom drip tray. But reading about the issues people have had with that setup (mainly the drip tray), this looks like a good alternative--especially for someone who already owns the Pearl.

Maconi

Postby Maconi » Aug 10, 2018, 3:43 pm

I wonder if it would be possible to leave the "stem" on the scale all the time? I would imagine leaving a load on the scale long-term would mess with the calibration though.