Ninja - Coffee Bar 10-Cup Coffeemaker - Black/Stainless

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Wake up to a delicious cup of java with this Ninja Coffee Bar glass carafe system. The 10-cup pitcher holds 50 oz. of coffee when entertaining or brews a single cup at a time, prepared at the infusion level of your choice. This Ninja Coffee Bar glass carafe system has a built-in frother for hot and cold drink creations.

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What's Included


  • Ninja Coffee Bar 10-Cup Coffeemaker
  • 50 oz. glass carafe
  • Ninja smart scoop
  • Reusable permanent filter
  • 20-recipe book
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (596 out of 629)

Features


Single-serve and carafe brewing coffee machine

Quickly and easily make your favorite beverage to share with family and friends.

Auto shut-off

Promotes safe operation.

50 oz. glass carafe

Creates sophisticated look.

Milk hot/cold frother

Helps to create your favorite specialty drink.

Removable transparent water tank

Allows you to see how much water left and easy refill.

Brew strength control

Offers the choice of regular or bold flavor to suit your taste.

Drip stop system

Interrupts coffee brewing whenever you want to pour yourself a cup.

Thermal Flavor Extraction technology

Blends precision water delivery with automated controls for calibrated temperature, pre-infusion, coffee saturation, and flavor richness.

Auto-iQ One Touch Intelligence technology

Delivers the perfect amount of water at just the right time for the size and brew type you select. No need to measure the water or refill after every single-serve brew.

Programmable delay function

Ensures a delay brew up to 24 hours in advance.

Clean function

Illuminates when your Ninja Coffee Bar senses that there is hard water calcium buildup in your brewer which can affect the flavor of your coffee.

Intelligent warming plate

Automatically adjusts the temperature of the warming plate to keep your coffee at the ideal drinking temperature without burning it.

Reusable permanent filter

Preserves the natural coffee oils and small coffee particles to provide a robust flavor.

Audible ready signal

Alerts you that your coffee is ready.


Customer rating

4.7
95%
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It does so much

    Posted
    Maclemoor
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    I’m a big coffee drinker. So much so that I’m a gold member at Starbucks, 3 years running. That’s a lot of coffee, cappuccino and Frappuccino, latte’s cold brew. My hubby doesn’t like coffee, so the carafe probably won’t be used much. With that being said, I wanted a machine that gave me all of these options without spending too much money and not have to leave my house. Ninja has figured it out. I now have a barista in my kitchen. Con: I have a small kitchen and this little guy isn’t so little. So be prepared to make some space and try not to move it once you’ve planted it. Not as easy to relocate as a regular coffee maker. I read the instructions and watched YouTube videos for the previous model and others like it. Seemed easy, so I gave it a go only to realize I didn’t have all the ingredients I wanted. So I ran to HEB and spent $25, ouch. (caramel, marshmallow crème, whip crème, almond milk, vanilla syrup, baileys liquor) What I didn’t have to buy was a coffee scooper because it comes with a smart scoop. Makes adding coffee grinds to the filter super easy and its hides away on the system. Don’t forget to clean it after each use. The permanent filter will save $. Can you imagine making 20, 30, 100 cups of coffee (not pots) and how many replaceable filters it would take? Ninja actually thought about us when they gave us this filter that you clean and reuse. Back to the first drink…… Cappuccino. I was more excited about frothing the milk than anything. And I did……immediately pulled the cup from the frother and its was beautiful (up and down motion is suggested). You can do hot or cold milk. Con: after you froth milk, keep the cup under the frother until you are ready to wipe it off, otherwise, frothed milk will be splattered all over your counter and old milk is gross if not cleaned quickly. Suggestion, buy a frother cup that has a pouring spout. This will allow you to do a smooth pour and possible design of some sort. Or if you want to cheat the system, you can buy cappuccino stencils (99cents on eBay). Ninja, ya might consider adding all these accessories in the kit. Moving on, be patient. You will have to read through the instructions a few times before you memorize your favorite drink. Key, keep the recipe’s close by. One tip I’ve noted is for cappuccino, you will want to preheat the cup. Hot drinks should go in a hot cup and cold drinks should go in a cold cup. (best tip yet) Con: if you make one single cup after the other, be careful when you pull out the filter, it may have hot coffee grains in it and some liquid may spill out as well. So caution, clean thoroughly after using, just common sense really. Oh and the drip stop lever comes in handy when not in use as well. It will beep at you if you try to make a cup and the drip stop is on (rain drop with a line through it) just switch and keep it moving. After all was said and done, I made a decent cup of Cappuccino. There are some things I will try differently but overall I made a product that I would normally pay $3-5 in a café for but I’m in my pajamas. Win Win. Ask me, would I recommend this to others………. Hhhhheeeeccckkk yeah (if you love coffee) Hope you enjoyed my review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    "Bartender" coffee making

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    StephenS
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    I've been slogging along with an old coffee maker for years. It was functional but I was actually a little embarrassed to get it out for coffee when we had company. My old coffee maker was boring and frankly just didn't make a very good cup of coffee. I had been entertaining the idea of a new coffee maker for quite a while then when I came across the Ninja CF091 Coffee Bar. Holy Smokes! A few days later I'm a coffee-bartender making great looking frothed-topped coffees and specialty drinks like a pro and I can't wait to have people over who want coffee! First though, when you first set it up, you are supposed to run it through two cleaning cycles before you put anything through it you actually drink. Heads-up -- each cleaning cycle takes about an hour. The Quick Start guide mentions running an initial clean cycle, but doesn't mention how long it will take. Neither does it mention or explain the "flush" cycle that follows. For those specifics you'll have to read the cleaning section of the full manual. None of it's hard to do, but I do wish the Quick Start had even mentioned the 2nd-stage flush cycle and how long the initial clean was going to take because I was eager to make coffee and thought at first that I was doing something wrong because "it was just sitting there". No marks down for this, the end result is worth the wait, but it's worth noting if your idea of "clean" was to run a few coffee pot cycles of just water with maybe some white vinegar the first time through. Initial setup aside, the final product was an enormous improvement over my previous coffee maker. I bought several types of coffee grounds -- Colombian, Kona, Sumatra, etc -- to try it out on. The Classic button did indeed make a pretty classic tasting cup of coffee, but I quickly became a fan of the Rich Brew button. It makes the same amount of coffee overall as Classic but takes a little longer. The manual says Rich Brew "... flavor that stands up to milk, cream, or flavoring." and I completely concur. I have a pretty standard Orange/Mocha drink that I really love (and used to pay $5 a cup for before I could make it myself with my Ninja Coffee Bar) and I can easily taste the coffee flavor coming through when I make it using Rich Brew vs Classic Brew. Make no mistake, I think both Classic and Rich produce an excellent cup of coffee, it's just a matter of taste, but if you want some more punch from the exact same amount of grounds, Rich Brew might just be the coffee drinking buddy you've been looking for. The frother attachment is simple, easy to clean, and way more fun than I thought it would be! I'm an experimenter though and like to "wing it" so the first time I used it I ended up with about 6 inches of froth on top of what was supposed to be a basic Cafe Au Lait! I quickly learned to use just enough milk/cream to get the desired result though, but it's fun to experiment and I encourage you to have fun with it! The reusable filter is adequate and nice in principal but I found that a small amount of grounds got through and into every cup of coffee I've made using pre-ground beans. If you grind your own or just use coarser grounds though I think that might not even be an issue. There are many more options, but suffice to say that I'm happy... my wife is happy... my kids are happy. This thing is flexible coffee-fun and definitely NOT something I'm embarrassed to serve guests with.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BEST drip bewer I've ever owned... 1-yr+

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    WhiskeyTango
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    2nd gen Ninja Coffee Bar system One year into ownership & active use, I can defimitively say this 2nd-gen 10 cup Ninja Coffee Bar is the BEST drip brewer of all that I've owned over the course of 40+ years. Better and more versatile and ecomomical than all of the prestige, legacy name brand players, at any price. First, be very clear that the NCB system is NOT an "espresso" machine. It is an atmospheric pressure drip brewer, capable of making anywhere from variously sized single cups to 10 cups per single brew cycle. Second, it can brew strong to very strong drip coffee, without burning the oils in the coffee grounds. Very smooth, strong brews, rivaling "Clover" machine brews and perfectly suited for making iced and other mixed coffee concoctions. All brews result from strict 205°F drip temperature and variable drip flow control. As for some of the reports of operational malfunctions, the only time I overflowed a 12 oz cup was when I inattentively & accidentally dialed for an 18oz cup, instead. The free spinning brew-size selector should ALWAYS be double-checked for correctness before walking away from a brew. The NCB system uses a lot of hidden contact micro-switches. If those switches are DoA, the unit will have problems with safety and interrupting brews in progress. Fully test all features of the unit (while you are running your first two out-of-the-box water cleaning passes) to detect defective internal contact switches. If interrupted brews fail to hold the drip, if brewing can be started before the brew basket is fully seated & in place, then you have a LEMON to exchange. Also check for reservoir seal leaks. Any foreign object, like stray styrofoam packing particles, in the reservoir receiver can result in leaks, even with good rubber seals. Also, be aware that too finely ground coffee can cause brew basket overflow problems, that will not occur with standard drip grinds available in retail. If you opt to very finely grind your beans, then you must be prepared to experiment with how, much LESS you should fill the brew basket. Espresso-ground coffee can also compact at the bottom of the brew basket to the point of stopping the normal outflow. STANDARD DRIP GRIND is what the NCB system is designed to work with. Never had a single brew basket overflow using standard drip grind, and the recommended scoops, or when pausing a brew in-progress. I wash the basket (& carafe, if used) after each major round of brews (several cups in a row or a 1/2 or full carafe), simply by soaking them in a non-toxic restaurant coffee brewer cleaning solution (bought in bulk at steep discount, properly soak-diluted with hot tap water) for 20 minutes, rinsing thoroughly & drip drying. No coffee staining even under UV light, which means no burned coffee residue build-up over time. Try keeping one of those "x-cup" brewing machines as clean one year down the road. Decalcification, using the same solution, whenever the NCB signals for it, is also very important maintenance. The NCB will prompt for this long before you notice any reduction in drip flow/rate, but taking all the guess work out of needed decalcifying. You may also use white vinegar for cleaning/decalcifying(, but I personally dislike the in-process aroma.) I really like NCB Strong Brewed cups of Sumatra & Verona dark roasted beans. As I said, these rival filterless "Clover" brewed cups. I also use Japanese-sourced brown paper filters that impart no foreign flavors/aromas, are sustainably made and reasonably priced. (Do you really believe no plastic residues are imparted to the coffee using "x-cups," even if you don't taste/smell them?) I prefer the glass carafe for ease of cleaning. When I brew a full carafe for later use, I pour it into an air-tight glass mason jar & store at room temp. This is vastly superior to holding over heat and/or in a steel thermal carafe for taste over time. (Steel carafes are harder to keep pristinely clean over time, too.) But, I find that I'm typically brewing more cups (in series) than carafes with the NCB. I also own an espresso machine, which is why I can say that the NCB DOES NOT MAKE ESPRESSO. When I make espresso, I drink it neat, or with lemon or orange zest, akin to Japanese tea ceremony, bamboo-brush-whisked Matcha green tea. There are no true espresso shots coming from the NCB. Nevertheless, NCB Specialty & Cafe Forte brews are well-suited to replace espresso shots in iced and mixed coffee drinks. In those situations, the coffee flavor is deliberately taking a backseat and there is no resulting loss in the final presentation. At one year, plus, I am not looking for anything better than the 2nd gen Ninja Coffee Bar system. If/when this unit finally putzes, I will be looking for another NCB. Perhaps, gen 3?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Be Your Own Barista!!

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    k1zit
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    I've been using the Ninja Coffee Bar for a little over 2 weeks now and it has brewed some of the best coffee I've ever had. As someone who works the overnight shift and drinks a lot of coffee, this machine has yet to disappoint me. When using fresh ground coffee, the coffee brewed by this machine is smooth with no bitter after taste. This is without adding milk, sugar, or sweeteners. Just plain black coffee tastes great! However, specialty drinks is where this machine shines. Being an iced vanilla latte addict, I have become a regular at Starbucks. I was very curious to see if I could concoct a worthy iced vanilla latte with the Ninja Coffee Bar. The answer? Yes!! Get yourself some Torani vanilla syrup, some ice, some of your favorite ground coffee, and you are in for a treat! My iced vanilla lattes were as good, if not better, than what I've grown accustomed to at Starbucks. Some of the features that I found to be very convenient and useful with this coffee bar is the flexibility to either use a 10 cup carafe or use the single serve pull-down platform. I also loved that Ninja chose to go with a glass carafe! From my personal experience, stainless steel has had a tendency of affecting the taste of my coffee. By using glass, I can also see how much coffee is left in the carafe. I really like how simple the machine is to use and operate. You simply select your serving size with the adjustable turn knob, put your ground coffee in the filter, and select "Classic" brew for standard coffee, "Rich"brew for richer espresso style drinks, or "over ice brew" for cold drinks and that's it! A really nice addition was the labeled and premeasured scoop included with the coffee bar. Depending on the servize size you want, the scoops are already measured for you. You simply put the coffee in the included permanent mesh filter. You also have the option of using a paper cone style filter instead for easier cleanup. The attached milk frother is also a great addition to this Ninja coffee bar system. I love that, unlike other coffee bar solutions, you don't have to power the milk frother individually. Nor is it a separate component. The milk frother is attached to the machine and neatly tucks away behind the machine when not in use. It whisks some of the frothiest milk! Another great bonus was the the coffeehouse style recipe book included with the machine which has recipes for 20 drinks. I have made some of the best caramel macchiatos using Ghirardelli caramel syrup. Lastly, I just wanted to talk about the cleanup feature. Upon initial setup, plan to set aside at least 2 hours before you brew your first cup of coffee. This is due to each cleaning cycle taking about an hour and Ninja recommending 2 full cleaning cycles before brewing coffee.I do love that this coffee bar alerts you when the machine is "dirty" and needs a clean cycle. I also love that the cleanup cycle is not burdensome and complicated. Once the "clean" button lights up indicating the machine needs a clean cycle, simply fill the water reservoir with clean water to the max fill line, place the carafe in place, and press the "clean" button. After some time, the machine will beep as part of the "flush" stage in the clean cycle. You will want to wash the reservoir, fill it with water again, place the carafe in place, and press the "clean" button again. And that's it! As previously mentioned, this whole process takes about an hour so make sure you have time set aside for it. I know it's lengthy but I feel it's a small trade off to ensure that the machine is as clean as possible. For the price at which this product sells, it will be really difficult to find a similar machine that houses this many features and brews such a high quality cup of coffee.I know this sounds kind of silly but owning this machine not only piqued my interest in making and tasting all kinds of new coffehouse style drinks, it also got me to take coffee a little bit more seriously. I can see how some people consider coffee making an art! Now that I've had some time to test the Ninja Coffee Bar system, I am also looking at coffee grinders and french presses so that I can grind my own coffee beans (since this is a podless machine). The Ninja Coffee Bar has truly upped my coffee game!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Coffee Lovers Rejoice

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    Trobadour
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    The setup for Ninja - Coffee Bar 10-cup Coffeemaker - Black/stainless was a breeze. When I took it out of the box, and even from the commercials and advertisings, it looked intimidating, to be honest. However, once it’s in your home, taking everything out seems pretty self explanatory. I still read the manual just to double check I didn’t do anything wrong, but I hadn’t. The key feature of this coffee bar is the ability to make 10 cups of coffee in one go, or a carafe. The manual suggests using purified water, and I didn’t intend on using anything but that. It took 3 12 oz. bottles of water to fill up the reservoir. I was able to make a full carafe in about 10 minutes, from the moment you turn it on (takes 3 minutes to heat up the water) to the moment it stops dripping into the pot. You can schedule a timer to automatically make a single cup, all the way to the full carafe at any time of day that you want. As a bonus, a frother is included with the machine. Now, the frother won’t heat up your milk, but it will definitely froth cold milk. It is suggested that if you want hot frothed milk, you can heat up your milk in the microwave. That is actually easier that using a separate frothing machine, which I own and will be putting that away permanently. The performance of this Ninja Coffee bar is up to par with my other Ninja products. It doesn’t use the coffee pods like its biggest competitor. Instead, it has a permanent reusable metal filter where you can put grounded coffee. A scoop is provided on the side of the machine that gives you suggestions as to how much to put into the filter to make the specific quantity of coffee you want. The filter is easy to use and clean. If you prefer using paper filters, you can do that too. The ability to schedule a timer for the machine to make coffee and the hotplate where the carafe stands make it ideal for anyone to have coffee, whether on a rush on at your own pace. The Ninja Coffee Bar meets my expectations. It is easy to make coffee for a large group and the aroma that emits from the machine is reminiscent of your favorite local coffee shop. The only thing I can say against it applies to people with big hands. The water receptacle is a little tight for whoever may end up washing it. Just a side note to keep in mind. The price for coffee bar offers a lot of value for the person who constantly buys coffee on the go. With this machine, if you make and froth your own coffee at home, the savings from buying coffee on the go will add up and it will pay for itself soon enough. I highly recommend this to coffee lovers and coffee connoisseurs. Having the ability to choose what you want to brew, the quantity, and the added bonus of frothing cold or hot milk will make you the favorite person to visit anytime.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great coffee brewer

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    Chuck
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    I really like this unit; the ability to easily brew one cup or a whole carafe makes it an excellent choice for coffee lovers, in my opinion. When I first unpacked the Ninja, I was surprised at how little it weighted; I was expecting something heavier. On top of that, there was virtually no 'assembly'; other than the frothing tool that attaches to a pivoting arm at the back of the brewer. After reading through the quick start guide, I filled the reservoir with water, ran the brewer thru two cleaning cycles, and then brewed my first cup. Setting the machine up took under 10 minutes, but the two cleaning cycles took quite while; there's a built-in timer for the cleaning cycle, so that whole process took a few hours. To compare with my current pod system, I bought a few bags of ground coffee for which I also have pods. The ground coffee had much more flavor, but the brewing options on the Ninja give you even more control over flavor and body, and the brewing time for a single cup is comparable to the pod system. The unit doesn't have an overly large footprint; it's a bit larger than my pod system. It has a very stylish appearance that looks great with my stainless steel appliances. One of the things I liked from the start was how easy the reservoir was to grab and remove; there's a built-in 'handle', making it very easy to remove/replace the reservoir with one hand. Another nice feature is the folding platform used to hold normal sized mugs; it can be folded up and out of the way if you're brewing an oversize/travel mug/carafe. The carafe sits on a 'smart' warming plate that you can turn on to keep the coffee in the carafe warm. Another nice feature is the delayed brewing ability; you simply put your coffee in the unit, press a button, set the delay time and it will start brewing at that time. It's also nice that there's a two-sized scoop that hides nicely on the side of the unit; almost everything you need is right at your fingertips. With regard to the frothing tool, I haven't used it that much, but it does work, and if you want froth on your drink, then I'm sure you'll like it. The only thing I didn't like about it is that you have to microwave the milk separately if you want it hot. Not a huge deal, but it'd be great if they could run steam to the froth tool. The unit has a reusable filter (what I've been using), but you can use paper filters, which would result in a quicker cleanup, but even with the reusable filter, cleanup is only about 2-3 minutes. All of the things I've mentioned above, coupled with the fact that bagged coffee is probably 3-4 times cheaper than the same coffee in pods, makes a compelling case for buying this brewing system. Yes, it takes a few minutes to scoop the coffee into the filter, and yes, cleanup takes a few minutes (less if you use paper filters), but the difference in taste is worth those extra 4-5 minutes, if you have them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Coffee Maker Out Right Now

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    RinTinTin
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    I have been using a single cup coffee maker for awhile. I just don't drink a pot a day or have company over enough to do that. But I love my coffee. My ninja bar came with a milk frother, a 50 oz carafe, removable water tank and measuring spoon. permanent filter, quick start guide, instructions and a recipe book. Its lightweight and doesn't take up as much room as I thought. The ninja coffee bar give me the option to have either a single cup, XL cup, travel mug, half a pot or full pot with ease. I don't have to mess with single cups or figuring out math for the measurements to make the coffee just right. It takes away the confuse and does the math for you with the double sided measuring spoon. I love that they thought of that. The maker has a water reservoir attached to it to help to avoid the constant carrying of water to and from and helps to avoid spills. If you are doing jus the single cups it will last you awhile versus the half or full pot. It detaches from the machine and you can carry it over to sink or fridge to fill with water close the lid then attach back to the machine. Its very simple to attach and detach. The measuring spoon and frother attach to the left side of the machine its all self containing. If you remove the carafe there's a flip down plate were you can put ur cup for a single serve or if you need more space you can flip it back up and place your travel mug. Where you set the carafe or travel mug is also a built in hot plate. The hotplate will read to see how much coffee is in the carafe and will adjust the temp accordingly to avoid the coffee from getting that burnt taste. The bar has a cleaner option that you should run twice before using the first time and as you need to . There is also a dial where you can select the cup, xl cup, travel mug, half carafe or full carafe. It lights up so you can easily tell which one is selected. below it has the setting to tell that the drip stop is either off or on. It will not start the brew and will give a beep warning if you select to start the coffee and the drip stop is on. It has a preheat option to allow the coffee to warm up. A clock, and a delay setting to allow you set a time for the coffee to brew at another time. The permanent filter makes it super easy for set up and clean up but you can also choose to use a paper filter. I prefer the permanent filter for easy use and saves money. You can remove the filter or the container with the drip stop and filter to carry it over and help to throw out the grinds. The bar can do classic brew, rich brew, ice brew, or specialty. The brew time is pretty fast and you have the option to stop the brew by flipping the drip stop option. The coffee that the bar produces is great, I can tell the difference between other coffee makers. I am super happy with the coffee bar.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lives up to the hype

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    Chadwick
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    After 15 years of dedicated service, my beloved old coffee maker finally bit the dust, forcing me to find a replacement. I tried two or three, including the updated model of my old one, and was displeased with them all. Enter the Ninja Coffee Bar. From the unboxing to the first pot to several weeks of use, I continue to be impressed. Here's my impressions: Initial setup is easy and intuitive. The instructions recommend you run two complete cleaning cycles before brewing the first pot of coffee. The cleaning cycle is automatic, requiring only the touch of a button. It does take over an hour to run, so be sure to allot for that if you are in a hurry for a cup of Joe. (This isn't explained in the instructions very well.) After cleaning, just fill the removable water tank, swing out the basket, use the included and attached scoop to measure your desired amount of grounds (it only took a couple of trial pots to get the strength and flavor I like), press a button and wait a few short minutes for coffee-house style bliss. Unlike every coffee maker I've ever owned, the Ninja made a great cup from the very first pot. Most have a weak flavor or off-taste until they get seasoned. Not so with the Ninja. It just makes good coffee. I have only tried a couple of specialty coffees and it's quite obvious I'm not cut out to be a barista like Sofia Vergara is in the commercials. The flavor was excellent, but the presentation was a bit lacking. I attribute this totally to user error/impatience as I had a friend come over and made the best looking layered drink I'd ever seen from a home brewer. The built-in frother is easy to use, easy to clean and quickly stores away. The ability to brew directly into a cup is a great feature. No pods, special filters or attachment changes required. A simple and intuitive turn of a knob and/or press of a button changes the brew size anywhere from espresso to full carafe. Super easy to use, the buttons and knob are decently sized and well-marked. The Ninja's design aesthetic is bold and edgy without being over-the-top. (The unit is tall but it fits under a standard wall cabinet. The water tank requires very little space to remove and replace, but consider this if space is at a premium in your kitchen.) It is simple to use, as a coffee maker should be, belying it's advanced abilities. All in all, I've been quite impressed and would definitely recommend. Even if you don't do specialty coffees, layered beverages, etc., the Ninja Coffee Bar is still worth a look because it just makes a great cup of coffee. Give it a try and I'm confident you won't be disappointed. Note: This coffee maker uses cone filters instead of the basket-type, so if you don't already have them, be sure to pick some up. (It does come with a permanent filter if you like that sort of thing, but I have personally never enjoyed using them.)

    I would recommend this to a friend





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