Ninja Coffee Brewer

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Ninja Coffee Brewer Review Facts

Most people know how important it is to have a cup of coffee every morning. And whether you’re someone who simply likes the taste of it or absolutely needs coffee in order to function, you also know how important it is for your coffee to be just the way you like it. There are so many different coffee brewers that you can choose from on the market, and it is difficult to find just one that will suit all of your needs.

One option for you is the Ninja Coffee Brewer. Ninja is one of the most popular brands when it comes to kitchen appliances- blenders in particular- but it also makes some top-quality coffee brewers. The Ninja Coffee Brewer is highly versatile and it allows you to make almost any of your favorite coffee beverages, including iced lattes and espressos. Another great feature of the machine is that it will keep your beverage hot for two hours. You can also choose to make enough just for you, or enough in order to provide coffee for a crowd of people.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • The machine is very versatile and you will be able to make a variety of beverages with it
  • Many people were pleased with the cafe-quality that their beverages had
  • The coffee maker has a self-cleaning feature and is easy to take apart when you want to clean it by hand
  • You can keep your coffee hot for up to two hours if you purchase the glass carafe version
  • You can choose to make different quantities of coffee at once- enough for a crowd or enough just for you
  • You get quite a lot of accessories when you purchase this coffee machine
  • The Auto-IQ One-Touch Intelligence technology will choose the exact amount of water needed to make your drink
Cons
  • This particular coffee machine does not have the ability to brew coffee using the cafe forte setting, which is a favorite of many people
  • The espresso feature does not work all that well
Accessories

Accessories

When you purchase this coffee machine, you will get a Ninja hot and cold 18 ounce cup, an insulated tumbler, a cookbook that has 40 different recipes for you to make, a filter that is permanent, a coffee scoop, a glass milk frother, and a glass carafe that can fit up to 43 ounces along with its warming plate. So, you will get a lot of accessories when you purchase this coffee brewer. You can also elect to have a removable brew basket, a 14 ounce insulated cup, a water reservoir, a 12 ounce insulated mug, a coffee grinder, a descaling cleaning solution specifically designed for the coffee brewer, a travel mug, a carafe lid, and a sponge brush to help with cleaning. Some of these accessories you will have to purchase separately, but most of them will come with the coffee brewer when you purchase it.
Style

Style

This coffee brewer does not have a particularly unique style, but it is attractive as far as kitchen appliances go. You get your standard black and clear kitchen appliance, and this is pretty common when it comes to devices that will make drinks for you, such as blenders and coffee machines. A part of the machine is also in a chrome color. It does not come in other colors, but most people do not have specific preferences when it comes to the color of kitchen appliances; in fact, most people prefer black, so this will definitely suit anything else that you have in your kitchen. Overall, this will make for an attractive accessory on your countertop.
Settings

Settings

One of the biggest selling points of the Ninja Coffee Maker is all the different settings you can choose from in order to brew your coffee. So no matter what your personal preference is for your coffee, you will certainly have several options to choose from.

The first setting is classic, which is simply your regular, everyday cup of coffee. If you don’t like anything too fancy or exquisite, this is probably what you already reach for daily.

Then, you can choose rich. The rich setting simply makes your classic coffee taste, well, richer. You will get a more deluxe taste with this setting, and anything that you like to add to your coffee- milk, cream, sugar, or other flavorings- will have a much more pronounced taste. This might not be what you’d choose if you like standard black coffee, but it is a favorite of many.

You can also choose iced. This is perfect for the summertime or even if you just want to change up your daily coffee intake a little bit. There are plenty of recipes online for some great iced coffee beverages you can make using this setting. You will get a chilling and refreshing drink out of the deal here.

There is also the specialty option, which is great for any drinks that use espresso as their base, such as cappuccinos or lattes. You can even use this setting if you want to be able to make a frozen drink, too.

The only problem that some people had with the Coffee Brewer, in particular, is that it does not offer the highly-coveted cafe forte option for settings, which is a setting that allows you to experience all the flavor in your coffee. This isn’t necessarily a dealbreaker, but if you were looking for a coffee maker that does provide this setting, then the Ninja Coffee Brewer is not the best option for you. If you want to have this option with your coffee maker, then it is recommended that you purchase the same brewer with the thermal carafe.
Durability

Durability

Not much has been said about the durability of this device, but considering how popular the Ninja brand is when it comes to other kitchen appliances, it is easy to assume that the coffee brewer is also going to be a highly durable product. The Ninja brand also offers a one year warranty with the device should anything go wrong with it, and on the website, there is an entire section for troubleshooting should anything not go as expected with your device and what you can do to fix it at home.
Capacity

Capacity

When it comes to the capacity of the coffee brewer, there are three different settings that you can choose from depending on how much coffee you want to drink that day. If you want to simply make one cup of coffee for yourself (or an extra cup for anyone else living with you), you can do this with the coffee brewer’s first setting. With the second setting, you will be able to make an entire pot of coffee. This will allow you to be able to keep your coffee hot throughout the day if you are someone who prefers to have several cups of coffee- or if you’re particularly tired and need to stay awake to do important work that day. In fact, the glass carafe of the coffee maker will keep your drink hot for two hours. Then, the third setting is called the espresso setting, which allows you to make enough coffee for an espresso cup, but not a lot of people were a fan of how the machine performed with this setting. This is because, unlike the way that espresso is supposed to be made, the water is not forced through the coffee grounds. However, you will still be able to have a smaller cup of coffee that is a lot stronger than your regular cup.

As far as size goes, this is about the same size as your average coffee machine. It is measured at 10.8 x 10.5 x 14.9, and it is smaller than many other coffee machines offered by the same brand. So, if you were looking for something that is a bit smaller so you could fit it on a smaller countertop, this is not a bad choice.

Use

Use

Of course, the best way to use this machine is to make your favorite cup of coffee with it. You will be able to make anything ranging from your average cup to an iced latte to a cup of espresso. There are even people who have said that they were able to make other iced beverages using the coffee machine. Thanks to this machine, you will be able to either brew enough coffee for yourself or enough coffee to serve quite a number of people if you will be having guests.

Cleaning

Cleaning

Another selling point of this coffee machine is that it is extremely easy to clean, which is something that a lot of people look for because it isn’t easy to clean something as large as a coffee machine, to begin with. When you wish to wash it by hand yourself, the machine will come apart easily to allow you to do this. However, if you’re short on time or if the machine isn’t too dirty, it also has a great self-cleaning feature, which is not something that a lot of coffee machines offer. It helps to prevent the machine from getting clogged due to all the coffee grounds, which will enhance the performance of your coffee maker. The cleaning cycle on this coffee brewer takes an hour. Fill your brewer’s reservoir with a cleaning solution (the company suggests either water and vinegar or a descaling solution with water) all the way to the Max Fill Line, and then press the option for a full carafe. Press the clean button and then let it do the job for an hour. Another choice that the company recommends is that you allow the machine to do a classic brew full carafe using only water to rinse it out.
Performance

Performance

A lot of people were pleased with the overall performance of the device. There are other Ninja Coffee Brewers that have received higher reviews, but this is not a bad choice, plus you will be able to make virtually any drink you want. People have not complained about this device not working for them or not making them top-quality coffee. The only place where there were some issues was when it came to the espresso setting because the machine does not force the water through the coffee grounds. But, you still will get your preferred strong coffee beverage.
Key Features

Key Features

-The coffee machine has an Auto-IQ One-Touch Intelligence feature, which will select the perfect amount of water for brewing according to the size you choose
-You can make as much or as little coffee as you like thanks to the half carafe and full carafe features
-You will be able to keep your coffee hot for two hours with the glass carafe
-The coffee machine comes with a self-cleaning system and is overall an easy device to clean due to how easy it is to take apart
-It is versatile in what it can make, so no matter what kind of coffee you like to drink, you will definitely be able to make it
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

If you are on the market for a great coffee brewer, then this is a good option for you. While the Ninja Coffee Brewer was not a perfect option for some people, it did provide people with a lot of the features that they desired in a coffee maker. You will be able to make virtually any type of coffee you want, plus, the brewer comes with an extra cookbook so you could make any of the additional recipes in there as well. You can make anything from an iced coffee drink to an espresso, and some people even said that they were able to make other iced beverages with this device, too.

Another great feature is that you will be able to make as much or as little coffee as you want. If you are going to be having lots of guests, you won’t have to go back and forth and make coffee endlessly, because when you choose the full carafe option, you will be able to make as much coffee as you need. And, of course, if you’re the sole drinker, you still will be able to make enough for just yourself. Plus, the glass carafe will stay warm on the warming plate for two hours.

Other than that, there are a lot of great features that this coffee brewer offers that we outlined in this review. It is a great option for you if you are on the market for a decent coffee brewer.