Ninja Coffee Bar with Glass Carafe

I had a Cuisinart Coffee maker I had been using for almost three years. The review on that can be found here . I really liked that coffee maker. A lot! At almost three years, the machine itself started leaking water. The coffee maker still worked, but the side where it made hot water sprung a leak. I tried taking it apart to see where it was coming from and I found the parts I would need just wasn’t worth it to fix. Enter the Ninja Coffee Bar with Glass Carafe!

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This is the Ninja Coffee Bar with Glass Carafe!

I looked at a few dozen types of coffee pot machines and after careful thought, I decided on this Ninja. It didn’t hurt that it was on sale at Target! I believe I picked it up for less than half the price. Winning! 🙂

Ninja’s words…”Ninja has a patent-pending brewing technology designed to deliver better, richer- tasting coffee with variable richness levels that are never bitter. Only the Ninja Coffee Bar® brewer has Thermal Flavor Extraction, which truly unlocks the full flavor potential of your coffee using automated controls for Temperature Calibration, Pre-infusion & Coffee Saturation.”

The settings brews four types of coffee; classic, rich, over-ice, specialty. I have used them all. It’s stepped up my coffee game! Classic Brew is what I’d call a regular brew, a nice perfectly brewed coffee. I like this setting when I drink it black. The Rich Brew is a bolder flavor. And by bold I don’t mean bitter. Just a nice stronger flavor. If you use milks or creams, I find you don’t lose out on that coffee flavor. Using the Over Ice Brew makes the coffee even richer so as not to lose any coffee flavor when pouring over ice. No watered down taste! The Specialty Brew is even more concentrated coffee, making the coffee flavor just right when making any type of “fancy” concoctions. It comes with a recipe booklet too. Tweaking the recipes to my tastes is a lot of fun. WE have coffee bar nights where we pick a recipe to try! A great “party” theme.

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 Their trademarked Ninja Easy Frother™ is such a simple design that does the job very well! I’ve had other frothers, yet there’s something about this one that sets it apart. To me, it froths the milk much faster and the consistency of the froth is much thicker.

This coffee pot doesn’t have a filter. It wasn’t a deal breaker for me as I use filtered water anyway, though I  had to “get over” not having my coffee double filtered, hahaha! As it turns out, it’s good in the way that I don’t have to remember to change the filter (and the cost savings of buying them) and have to deal with another compartment to keep clean. And speaking of keeping it clean, this pot is very easy to clean. The machine comes apart easily. Nothing tricky about it. Seriously easy!

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The reservoir is a neat feature. Ninja’s Auto-iQ™ One Touch Intelligence feature sends out the right amount of water you need depending on what size you want. Super cool! I keep it full of filtered water, so making a cup, half a pot, or full pot is quick and easy. You can remove the water container to fill it or you can pour water into it from another pitcher or other vessel (which is what I do most of the time).

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See that silver round piece? It flips down and that is where you set your cup for that single serving cup. Flipping it back up allows you to make a travel sized mug full of coffee, or of course, a half pot or full pot.

What I like about this feature is you can make that single serving or travel mug size without using those “pods”. I have yet to meet a pod that made a decent cup of coffee or tea for that matter. By the way… I’ve used this machine to make yerba mate tea! It does a fantastic job at brewing it just right! How does it know? 😉

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My only “con” about this set up…the mouth of the carafe is small. You can’t fit your hand inside to clean it. So, you need a bottle brush or something like that to clean it effectively. This is not a complete deal breaker, however, if I were looking at two coffee makers, both being equal, but one had the traditional carafe opening, I would buy the wider opening. Ninja does sell a soft sponge brush for $5.95. See the video I made below to so see how I clean my carafe! 

This “Ninja Coffee Bar with Glass Carafe” comes with a “glass” carafe. They also make one with a thermal carafe. It’s perfect if it takes you longer to drink that pot up as the thermal carafe seals the heat in better, though the “warming” plate does stay on for two hours. You can adjust the Stay Warm feature for up to four hours or as little as 15 minutes.

I’m happy with this coffee pot. So far so good, fingers crossed. It’s been enjoyable making everything from “regular” coffee to all the fun coffees with yummy frothy milk! If coffee is your thing, this just might be the coffee maker for you!

Go to Ninja’s website! There you will find lots of recipes and tips and tricks to help you make the whole coffee barista experience a lot more fun!

I’d love to hear from you! Let me know in the comment below how you drink your coffee and if you have a favorite recipe you’d like to share! Thank you so much for reading!

 Happy Brewing!

Be well and just love!

Peace, Koko

FIY: Great news for you coffee lovers… I read on Dr. Mercola’s website …

In Medical News Today https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318324.php “Compared with subjects who never or rarely drank coffee, participants who consumed one cup per day were found to have a 12 percent lower risk of death from cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, respiratory disease, and kidney disease. Mortality risk from these conditions was found to be 18 percent lower for subjects who drank three cups of coffee every day.”

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15 thoughts on “Ninja Coffee Bar with Glass Carafe

  1. It is great to see you post on your blog❗️It has been awhile, and I was worried about what had happened to you. I was super happy to see you posting again, and, as always, your happy, friendly personality made my day.
    Great post❗️ I have the urge to make a fresh pot of coffee right now❗️
    I am actually in the market for a new coffee pot, so I will definitely give the Ninja some serious consideration.

    Welcome back, Koko❗️

    • I know I’ve been gone a while. Life 😉 Yes, I need to do the update on the Dyson. I got another one as a gift for my birthday! Thanks for the hug. Always welcomed. Here’s one back! Take care. 🙂

  2. Great to see you blogging again, my friend! I love coffee and had seen some of the latest research that finally “gives us permission” to drink it. Although I am spoiled with the convenience of my Keurig, this Ninja Bar is promising a richer tasting coffee, definitely interesting.

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