This scale offers all of the features of higher prices scales. I use it while roasting coffee beans, then while making pour over coffee. I use it to pre measure our coffee beans onto 18 gram portions. My only wish would be that the scale was just a bit thinner. This would allow me to use it while preparing espresso. The height of the scale prevents me from using anything larger than an espresso cup under the portafilter. Even when using a bottomless portafilter. But overall a great scale at a fantastic price!