BOSS CT&E10 TDS Coffee Tea & Espresso Refractometer Brix, Cold Press
What is a TDS Meter?
A TDS meter will give you a visual of how strong your coffee actually is. TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) is a measurement used to tell you how much you have extracted from your coffee or tea.
What Should My CT&E TDS Be?
To each their own when it comes to making coffee. But a good ready to drink cold brew in our opinion is typically around 1.6 TDS. As you start doing concentrates, this number will get higher.
How do I use the Refractometer for my brew?
Measure your water and grounds before you brew. Next, take a sample of your brew and strain it through a coffee filter and let the drops settle on the prism of your refractometer. You don't need to buy $89 filters when you can use the same coffee filters you use everyday. Let the sample cool off before continuing on - 30 seconds for a few drop sample. Look through the eyepiece of the refractometer and you will see a line where the top blue field and the bottom white field meet. Write down your findings and taste your creation!
Can I use this refractometer with Coffee Apps?
Yes! Plug in your findings into any of the major coffee apps on the market to maximize your findings. These apps are generally under $10 and a huge bargain for the average joe (pun totally intended!).
YOU CAN BE THE BOSS WITH OUR REFRACTOMETERS!
Scale #1 - % Brix
Range: 0-10.0% Brix
Divisions: 0.1% Brix
Accuracy: +/-0.1% Brix
Scale #2 - TDS (Total Dynamic Solids)
Range: 0-8.4 TDS
Divisions: 0.1 TDS
Accuracy: +/-0.1 TDS
Comes with a white cardboard box, users guide, wiping cloth, (10) 3ml transfer pipettes and calibration screwdriver
Calibration is with distilled water and instructions on how to calibrate it come with the unit.
HOW DOES THE BOSS CT&E10 STACK UP AGAINST DIGITAL UNITS?
Here's the comparison for the BOSS Coffee Tea and Espresso Refractometer versus the Atago PAL-Coffee and the VST LAB Coffee-Espresso III
BOSS Coffee Tea and Espresso Dual Scale Refractometer ($89.99):
Brix Range: 0.0-10.0% Brix
Brix Resolution: 0.1% Brix
Bris Accuracy: +/-0.1% Brix
TDS Scale: 0,0-8.4% TDS
TDS Resolution: 0.1% TDS
TDS Accuracy: +/- 0.1% TDS <---- This is the number that counts
Atago PAL-Coffee ($350+):
TDS Range: 0.00-22.00% TDS
Resolution: 0.01% TDS
Accuracy: +/-0.15% TDS <---- Slightly better than the BOSS unit
HM Digital RCM-1000BT Coffee Refractometer ($399.99):
Brix Range: 0.0-26.0% Brix
Brix Resolution: 0.01% Brix
Bris Accuracy: +/-0.2% Brix
TDS Scale: 0,0-23.0% TDS
TDS Resolution: 0.01% TDS
TDS Accuracy: +/- 0.2% TDS <---- LOWER than the BOSS CT&E10, but for $310.00 MORE!
VST LAB Coffee-Espresso III ($729-$1675):
TDS Range: 0.00-20.00% TDS
TDS Resolution: 0.01%
TDS Accuracy: 0.00-4.99% TDS Range - +/- 0.03% TDS, 5.00-20.00% TDS Range - +/-0.05% TDS <---- More accurate, but way more expensive
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