Shore Measuring Systems - a division of CTB, Inc.

- Model 920 Series - Portable Moisture Tester for Coffee


The Shore Model 920 for coffee provides quick accurate moisture results for a variety of coffee commodities. Results are displayed directly without the need for moisture or temperature conversion tables. The Model 920 uses a pre-weighed sample and a reliable sample loading mechanism to insure accurate, repeatable results. The Model 920 uses:

  • Proven measurement principles.
  • A cell design that makes it one of the most consistently accurate and economical moisture testers available.

This allows the Shore Model 920 to help you to:

  • Choose the correct roasting profile
  • Avoid shrink or quality issues
  • Save roasting energy

Model 920 Features:

  • Rugged all-metal construction.
  • Moisture testing calibrations available for a large variety of coffee commodities and grains.
  • Powered by batteries or an included AC adapter.

Model 920 Portable Moisture Tester Package:

The Shore Model 920 is also available as a complete portable testing package with a portable electronic scale and all accessories contained in a sturdy carrying case.

  • Moisture Tester
  • Portable Scale
  • Dump Cell
  • Calibration Weight
  • AC Power Adapter
  • Hard-Sided Travel Case

  • Environmental operating temperature range: +32 to +120° F. (+0 to +50° C.).
  • Measurement range (varies with commodity) with typical moisture ranges from 6 to 40%.
  • Sample temperature range: +22 to +160° F (+6 to 72° C)
  • Sample test time: 5 to 35 seconds depending on sample temperature. Samples that are above 100°F (38°C) or below 40°F (4°C) will take a maximum of 35 seconds to allow for accurate temperature sensing. Samples closer in temperature to the tester will take only a few seconds.
  • Physical dimensions:
    • Width: 5 inches (127 mm)
    • Depth: 7 inches (178 mm)
    • Height: 10.5 inches (267 mm)
    • Weight: 2.7 lbs. (1.2 kg)
  • Display: Large 8-character alphanumeric LCD display with backlight for use in low-level ambient light conditions.
  • Power requirements: 6 AA alkaline batteries or 9-volt AC adapter (included).
  • Battery life varies with usage. Alkaline batteries should provide six months to a year of intermittent use. Intermittent use is defined as less than 20 tests per week and infrequent usage of the display backlight.

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