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Coffee, coffee, coffee, I love a good cup of coffee in the morning and I love my ice coffee at night. Ever since moving to Florida, where the weather is warm most the year I started enjoying ice coffee at night. In the morning I love a hot cup of coffee or a latte. I never had the chance to make my own latte before, but I am excited to say that I can now! When I received my new Ninja Coffee Bar I could not wait to open the box and see what it was all about.
The Ninja Coffee Bar is designed with an innovative thermal flavor extraction technology to deliver you the best tasting coffee. Each brew has a pre-infusion cycle with different varying times. The brew will begin, stop, and be quiet for a short period of time before it begins again. This ensures that it evenly saturates your coffee grounds to release the full flavor bringing you fresh great tasting coffee each and every time. As you can see above it comes equipped with a Ninja duel sided coffee scoop and a frother. One side of the scoop you can use it to make a full pot of coffee and the other to make a single served.
As you can see above you just gently pull out and this is where your removable permanent filter resides.
There is four sizes travel, mug, half carafe and full carafe. In addition, there is four brew settings classic, rich, over ice and specialty brew. Simply turn the dial to the size you want and then select the brew you desire.
- Classic brew – Smooth balanced flavor (your traditional brew)
- Rich brew – Richer than your classic brew, but smooth in flavor.
- Over ice– Brews hot coffee over ice without it being watered down. Smooth in flavor and makes a nice ice coffee.
- Specialty Brew– Strong coffee concentrate perfect for ice blended drinks or milk based specialty drinks like macchiato’s
The platform lowers down when you want to use it for a single serve. Travel mugs will not fit on the platform. Tired of waiting for your coffee to brew entirely? Move the drip stop over and it will halt the brew so you can quickly grab a cup. Once done move the drip stop over so it can finish brewing. No more spillage trying to sneak a cup in!
The water reservoir twists off so you can fill up the container easy and then pop it back on without having to bring water to the reservoir causing spillage. In addition, you can leave unused water in the reservoir to make your coffee quicker when you wake up in the morning. Do not leave it in the reservoir for multiple days as build up can happen. Make sure you wash with soapy water and then you can re-fill the reservoir with clean water.
Over ice brew is one of my favorite brews. Fill the carafe all the way with ice and use your Ninja scoop to add coffee to the filter.
I selected over ice brew and within minutes I had a smooth cold ice coffee. During the cycle it would start, stop and then start again to finish the brew. This process helps ensure you are getting the best potential flavor out of your coffee by saturating the ground coffee. In addition, your coffee will not be watered down during this process.
With the Ninja Coffee Bar you can experience many irresistible coffee recipes that are similar to what coffee houses make. What is even better is you can make any kind you want right in the comfort of your home.
In the mood for a latte and do not want to spend the money at these coffee houses? Chances are your frequent trips to Starbucks will decrease with having one of these fancy machines. I have to say that I used to frequent Dunkin Donuts often for iced coffee and now I go only to get donuts or if I am out and feel like a coffee. I see no point in wasting money when I can enjoy it in the comfort of my home and have the same great flavor experience.
The Ninja Coffee Bar comes equipped with a frother device so you can make froth for your latte, cappuccino, macchiato or any other kind of hot drink you enjoy. Simply add your milk and desired flavor (only if you want, not required) put in the microwave and nuke for 1 minute. The contents will be hot, so with caution take it out and give it 15 pumps. If you pump more than 15 times you may notice some leakage at the top. Also, do not fill above the max fill line. I have found that at the max fill line you can froth 2-3 latte’s.
This holiday season do not go to the coffee house bring the coffee house to you! You will not regret it for one second. I am amazed at this machine. This unit is solid, sturdy and built to last. You can purchase this at Walmart, Target, Best Buy and Bed, Bath, and Beyond.