Atago Malaysia PAL-COFFEE (BX/TDS) Digital Pocket Refractometer
PAL-COFFEE (dual sale of Brix and TDS), which famous Baristas are using for their important tools, has the high resolution of 0.01%. The subtle difference in the concentration of coffee and espresso can be measured. Stable readings are possible even with high-temperature, fresh brew due to the continuous measurement feature.
The PAL-COFFEE is a fun gadget that enables you to check the mouthfeel of coffee at a glance. The yield, the amount of coffee extracted from the grounds, is monitored while the recipe for the particular type of bean is being perfected. Being a numerical parameter, the yield is a reliable tool for recreating the same flavor every time. Needless to say, the yield alone cannot capture all the aspects of the coffee’s taste.
Cupping, the sensory evaluation of coffee, addresses such complex characteristics as the body, flavor, aroma, and aftertaste. The yield, specifically, is closely related to the acidity and bitterness. Poorly brewed coffee may taste burnt or have an underdeveloped, sour flavor.
The PAL-COFFEE ultimately helps to express and control the acidity and bitterness of coffee by measuring its Brix/concentration, which is used to calculate the yield.
Atago Malaysia PAL-COFFEE (BX/TDS) | Features
|• Water resistant (IP65)
• Can be washed under running water
|• External Light Interference (ELI)
• To ensure accurate measurement results, the PAL is programmed with the ELI function which displays the [nnn] warning message when intense direct light is detected.
|• High temperature samples can be measured
|• The sample stage is made of metal
|• Sample size: 2-3 drops
|• Calibration with water only
|• Measuring time: 2-3 seconds!
|• Automatic Temperature Compensation (ATC)
|• Display screen: Backlight
|• NFC feature
• Measurement history (up to 100 items) can be read by touching a contactless IC card reader / writer connected to a compatible Android smartphone or a personal computer.
Atago Malaysia PAL-COFFEE (BX/TDS) Digital Pocket Refractometer | Product Video
*My Coffee Recipe app is available for download via the App Store.
No more fluctuation! Secret to stable measurements.
When measuring hot coffee with a conventional refractometer, the readings tend to fluctuate at the beginning. This is because it takes some time for the temperature of the coffee to be detected by the refractometer’s sensor.
The PAL-COFFEE waits until the sample temperature is measured accurately to start measuring, producing accurate, stable readings. While it depends on the brewing method, it takes quite a while for freshly brewed coffee above 80°C to cool down completely.
With the PAL-COFFEE, measurement fluctuation has been reported to be less than 0.1%. This high repeatability enables even inexperienced users to achieve accurate results.
It is recommended to take 3 consecutive measurements to ensure absolute accuracy. You can be confident that the 3rd reading is the fully stabilized value.
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