Ninja Coffee Bar Review – Worth It?
The Ninja Coffee Bar is a home brewing machine that promises to make you a cup of coffee exactly the way you like it. Here’s our Ninja Coffee Bar review.
What is Ninja Coffee Bar?
Ninja Coffee Bar is a home brewing system that promises to turn your favorite ground coffee into “anything-but-basic black” as well as all the creative coffee drinks, iced coffees and frothy beverages you enjoy.
It’s all available at the touch of a button with Ninja Coffee Bar.
The system is endorsed by Sofia Vergara. As the creators of Ninja Coffee Bar explain, Sofia was looking to “recapture the smooth, rich flavor of the coffee she grew up enjoying in Colombia”, and Ninja Coffee Bar helped her do exactly that.
You can serve your coffee in multiple sizes, including a cup, a travel mug, a half pot, or a full pot. There’s even a special setting for iced coffee.
The machines are priced at around $200 and come with a lifetime guarantee. Let’s take a closer look at the features you’ll find on your Ninja Coffee Bar.
Ninja Coffee Bar Features
Ninja Coffee Bar makes it easy to customize your coffee exactly the way you like it. Some of the features and customization options include:
-Multiple Sizes: Brew a Cup, Travel, Half, or Full pot-sized portion of coffee, enjoying the same rich flavor every time.
-Iced Coffee: Ninja Coffee Bar has a feature called “Over Ice Brew” that increases the coffee concentration to compensate for melting ice, so you get the great taste of coffee without any watering down.
-Specialty Brew: Specialty Brew is a highly-concentrated coffee extract that works like espresso: you can use it to create your own coffeehouse-style hot or cold layered beverages at home. Add hot water, steamed milk, whipped cream, or whatever else.
-Multiple Concentrations: The different types of coffee listed above are all found at different points on the “concentration continuum”. There are four main concentration options available on the Ninja Coffee Bar, including Classic, Rich, Over Ice, and Specialty, where Classic is the weakest concentration and specialty is the strongest (specialty contains about 3 times the flavor of Classic).
-Auto-iQ System: Ninja calls this the Auto iQ One Touch Intelligence system. It lets you choose a size, and then Auto-iQ takes just the right amount of water needed from the reservoir based on the brew size and the brew type you selected. You don’t need to manually fill the machine with the right amount of water – it does everything for you.
-Thermal Flavor Extraction: Thermal Flavor Extraction is a patent-pending technology that blends “precision water delivery” with automated temperature controls and coffee saturation settings. Ninja claims this is the best way to “unlock the full flavor potential” of your favorite ground coffee.
-Permanent or Disposable Filters: You can use the built-in Ninja permanent filter to preserve the natural coffee oils. Or, you can use your own disposable filters to give you a more robust flavor.
-Drip Stop: You can pour yourself a cup of coffee mid-brew. The machine will stop and wait for you to replace the container before continuing to drip.
-Double-Walled Vacuum-Insulated Stainless Steel Carafe: Keeps your coffee hot for up to 2 hours without a warming plate.
-Glass Carafe and Precise Temp Warming Plate: The self-heating warming plate adjusts its temperature to keep your coffee at the perfect temperature. There’s also a 2 hour auto-shutoff feature.
-Double-Sided Scoop: The scoop features measurements on either side, letting you brew larger or smaller cups to precise measurements.
-Easy-Fill Brew Basket: Slide out the brew basket to fill it with your favorite coffee grounds. Or, fully remove the basket to clean it.
-Removable Water Reservoir with Auto-Metering: No need to measure or constantly refill your coffee machine.
-Programmable Delay Brew: Preset your machine to brew a coffee up to 24 hours into the future.
Ultimately, these features make Ninja Coffee Bar a “coffeeshop in your home”, according to Ninja (and many reviewers). You can brew multiple types of coffee in multiple sizes while enjoying features like auto-shutoff, time delay, and much more.
Ninja Coffee Bar Pricing
There are two versions of the Ninja Coffee Bar available, including one with a glass carafe and the other with the double-walled thermal carafe. If you can’t decide which one you want, then you can purchase either one and just buy the extra container as an accessory). Here’s how pricing breaks down:
- Glass Carafe Model: $179.80
- Stainless Steel Carafe: $199.80
You can also break your purchase down into four payments of $44.95 (for the glass carafe) or four payments of $49.95 (for the stainless steel model).
If you want a “free bonus gift”, then you can also pay an extra $24.95 for shipping and handling (although I wouldn’t really call that free?).
All Ninja Coffee Bar purchases come with a VIP lifetime warranty. If your coffee machine fails for any reason, then Ninja lets you ship it to them for free, fix it or replace it for free, and send it back to you for free.
Ninja Coffee Bar Accessories
Ninja Coffee Bar comes with all of the following accessories:
-Ninja Easy Frother ($23.95): Uses Press Froth technology and a microwave-safe glass to let you heat, pump, and transform everyday milk into perfect microfoam.
-Ninja 12 Oz. Insulated Mug ($15.95): Keeps your coffee warm for hours.
-Ninja Hot & Cold 18 Oz. Insulated Tumbler ($23.95): Keeps your iced coffee cold and your warm coffee warm.
-16 Oz. Stainless Steel Ninja Travel Mug ($23.95): A larger version of the insulated mug that keeps your coffee warm.
-43 Oz. Ninja Glass Carafe ($29.95): Designed for both iced coffee and hot coffee, and comes with a special lid that circulates coffee throughout the brew cycle so you get even consistency from your first cup to your last.
-43 Oz. Stainless Steel Carafe ($29.95): Vacuum-insulated to keep your coffee hot for up to 2 hours without a warming plate.
-Permanent Filter ($9.95): Lets you preserve the natural coffee oils during a brew and never use reusable filters again.
Ninja is a brand owned by a company named Shark Ninja corporate. That company owns the Shark brand of vacuum cleaners as well as other products in the Ninja lineup – like blenders and other kitchen appliances.
The company was formerly known as Euro-Pro Operating LLC. They maintain several locations throughout the United States, Canada, UK, and China. You can view mailing addresses and contact information here: Sharkninja.com/locations
If you need to repair or replace your coffee machine, or ask any questions about the Ninja Coffee Bar, you can contact customer service at [email protected] or call them at 877-646-5288.