If you love coffee, you know the importance of having good quality coffee that's easy to make and customize. I often like switching between iced coffee and hot coffee and it can be hard to effectively make both using the same coffee machine. Single cup coffee brewers do a good job for individual cups of coffee but aren't efficient when hosting a group of people. I recently had the chance to check out the Ninja Coffee Bar System and I'm impressed that it offers all the functionality for brewing a cup of coffee, whole pot or carafe of coffee, and even offers features such as Rich Brew and Over Ice Brew for making delicious iced coffee and lattes. I'm excited to share my experience with this versatile coffee machine with you!
The Ninja Coffee Bar System is easy to keep filled with fresh water. You just fill up the water reservoir whenever it is running low and the water is drawn into the brewing system. I like how the sides of the reservoir are clear so I can easily see when it needs to be refilled. The system also has a built-in sensor for when it needs to be descaled, or you can use filtered water in the machine to delay the cleaning cycle process.
A handy measuring scoop that attaches to the side of the machine makes it easily to measure the amount of ground coffee needed. The coffee scoop has a small measuring cup on one end for brewing large or small individual cups of coffee and a larger measuring cup on the other end for brewing a carafe of coffee. The Ninja Coffee Bar System is super handy because it offers the functionality needed to brew a delicious single cup of coffee or an equally good carafe of 3 to 6 cups of coffee.
Another awesome feature of the Ninja Coffee Bar System is that it doesn't require paper filters and the build-in mesh coffee filter effectively brews a delicious cup or carafe of coffee without spilling any grounds into your brew. The mesh filter also lifts out for easy rinsing and cleaning. This mesh filter is where you place the scoop of freshly ground coffee for brewing.
The Ninja Coffee Bar system also has a milk frother on the side of the machine. It doesn't heat up the milk but the frother effectively whips air into your milk or cream, creating a light and fluffy consistency. I especially like this feature for making hot kids drinks because the whipped milk cools down the drink while giving it a creamy flavor. If you just want a bit of cream on top of your hot beverage, froth a quantity of cream or half & half in advance and spoon it over the top of your hot cup of coffee. I found it most effective to put an inch or so of cream or half & half into a cup and whip it by repeatedly moving the end of the frother just under and over the surface of the cream to mix in air.
You can make all kinds of coffee drinks with the Ninja Coffee Bar System by using coffee syrups and flavored creamers. Some of my favorite drinks include a Caramel Macchiato, Mocha coffee drink, and Irish Cream latte. Turn any coffee drink into a latte by adding a few pumps of flavored coffee syrup and a scoop of whipped half & half.
Make a Caramel Macchiato at home by brewing the small cup quantity of Rich Brew with the Ninja Coffee Bar System. In another cup, heat up some creamer or milk and froth it with the handy built-in milk frother on the side of the machine, adding a few pumps of vanilla. Pour the Rich Brew coffee over the frothed milk, topping with delicious caramel sauce.
Make a iced mocha drink using the Ninja Coffee Bar System by brewing a cup of Over Ice Brew. Add ice and a quantity of cold frothed milk or cream, and chocolate or mocha syrup + and other flavored syrups you'd like. I like adding Hazelnut or Coconut syrup to my coffee drinks. Enjoy!
Classic Brew - Smooth, rich, balanced flavor from your favorite coffee that's never bitter.
Rich Brew - Richer than Classic with more intense flavor that really stands up to extra milk, cream or flavoring. Check out this Pecan Maple Coffee recipe.
Over Ice Brew - Designed to brew fresh and hot over ice, leaving you with a refreshingly cold coffee that's never watered down, the Ninja Over Ice Brew is perfect for Thai Iced Tea!
Built-in Frother - Transform hot or cold milk or cream into silky, rich microfoam that can be paired with your favorite brew and customized for any coffee drink.
Pod-free Single Serve - Allows you the flexibility to use any brand of ground coffee and customize the taste to your liking.
Extra Features - The Ninja Coffee Bar System also has an easy-brew filling basket, reusable filter, drip stop, multi-serve cup platform, warming plate, removable water reservoir, programmable delay brew, and intelligent clean cycle indicator.
It's always fun to mix up a delicious drink for yourself or even the kids! My girls love flavored milk that's been frothed and topped with a bit of shaved chocolate. Flavored milk is yummy hot or cold, just add a few pumps of syrup and whip it using the Ninja Coffee Bar System build-in milk frother.
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Overall, the Ninja Coffee Bar system is a great addition for any household who loves coffee. It's a practical coffee machine that's easy to use and versatile for making a huge range of coffee drinks, including hot and cold coffee drinks, iced lattes, and hot mochas and macchiatos. If you enjoy coffee, the Ninja Coffee Bar system is an economical way to enjoy all the drinks you love without breaking your budget.
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