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Ninja Coffee Bar Review

by S1m
Ninja Coffee Bar review

As a coffee lover, I am known to enjoy several cups a day and have always treated myself to instant coffee that is full of flavour. I’ve always lusted after my own coffee machine, however there is always something else that needed my attention, so a huge thanks to AO.com for the opportunity for a Ninja Coffee Bar review just before Christmas!

Isn’t the Ninja Coffee Bar the most awesome Christmas/ Non Christmas present ever? I have to admit to having never used a filter coffee machine before so the first use was a little alien to me but I appreciate the permanent filter which is very easy to remove and clean out. For those that prefer to use coffee filter bags, five paper filters are included to get you started!

Ninja coffee bar review The full kit

Ninja Coffee Bar Review

Also included with the Ninja Coffee Bar is: A 40 recipe cookbook for the adventurous coffee connoisseur, a coffee scoop,  a stainless steel carafe, a milk frother, and two Ninja branded tumbler mugs (they are pretty funky!). The scoop is seriously handy as it features the scoop amount required for the size of drinks container being used. It permanently lives on top of the coffee machine, though it does become second nature knowing how much coffee is required.

Ninja Coffee Bar review accessories

The stainless steel carafe is fabulous – absolutely cool to the touch an rest on your worktop but keeps the coffee inside perfectly warm and ready for your next cup without the use of a warming plate. As it is vacuum insulated, the carafe will keep your coffee warm for up to two hours. The Drip Stop is handy to simply flick over to avoid any drips if you do store your carafe/mug underneath – when selected, a light on the control panel is visible and the machine does beep at you if you try to make a drink without turning the drip stop off… it has beeped at me several times so far! It is so easy to forget, however great that the machine beeps to let you know.

The milk frother has been used a couple of times, simply warm milk in the glass frother (do not include the plastic or rubber elements!) in the microwave, the glass will still be cool-ish to the touch but manually use the frother part and within 30 seconds you will have warm frothy milk ready to pour your coffee onto.

Ninja Coffee Bar Control Panel

The 4 different brewing methods to choose from include: classic, rich, over ice and a special coffee (check the include recipe booklet). As I drink black coffee, I have only used the classic option so far and the flavour has been wonderful. To change the size of mug/carafe you wish to fill, simply turn the dial and a light will appear on the chosen option.

I didn’t quite know what the Auto-iQ One Touch Intelligence meant and it possibly does make the Ninja Coffee Bar appear scarier than it is. It basically just means the machine knows exactly what to do – such as how much water is required for the chosen drink size etc. This coffee machine also features a timer so that you can wake up to a coffee already made for you, just ensure you have filled up the water tank and coffee filter the night before.

Brewing times:

Cup of Coffee: 4

Travel Mug: 4 minutes

Carafe of Coffee: 6 minutes

Check out my video showing how easy it is to make a cup of coffee with the Ninja Coffee Bar…


I am totally in love, it is everything I hoped, wanted and expected from a coffee machine and more. It is not a hardship to make either one cup of coffee or a full carafe and I appreciate how the machine tells me what I need to do, so you cannot go wrong when making your own coffee! As for setting the machine up, simply find space and plug in – it really is no different to switching on a kettle!

The Ninja Coffee Bar really does offer you a coffee shop experience, yet in the comfort of your own home… and without the need to queue! You can purchase the coffee machine from AO.com (currently priced at £85), taking advantage of their fantastic service – Ninja products have a one year warranty as standard. I love how robust the machine is though you will need worktop space for the coffee bar as the dimensions are: 18.5 x 11.8 x 12 inches, it is very much a centrepiece item on your worktop!

 

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15 comments

Jess January 16, 2018 - 2:03 pm

Oh I love the fact you can set it to different sizes that’s so handy ! #triedtested

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S1m January 16, 2018 - 2:04 pm

Absolutely 🙂 The video was the first time I have set it at a mug, normally it’s the carafe as it lasts longer ;)x

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Colette January 16, 2018 - 2:58 pm

I love the smell of coffee but can’t stand the taste. As a result I’m always encouraging Dave to use proper filter coffee as it smells so much nicer! I love that it keeps your coffee warm for so long – really handy when you’re working at home on your own and don’t want to have to keep brewing a fresh one!

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S1m January 18, 2018 - 12:06 pm

Exactly! I have certainly put the carafe to good use – it amazes me how it is cool to touch but the coffee is still hot, a good plus point especially when little hands are always in the kitchen!x

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Katelynn|hampersandhiccups.com January 16, 2018 - 3:57 pm

I’m not a coffee drinker, and never will be, but this seems like a great investment to those who are!
#triedandtested
Katelynn, hampersandhiccups.com

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S1m January 18, 2018 - 11:59 am

I was always the same, favouring a cup good of tea over anything but as soon as I started drinking black coffee, I realised how much I love the flavour. Investing in a good coffee is the most important factor! Sim xx

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Kim Carberry January 16, 2018 - 6:53 pm

This looks fantastic! It looks like it’s easy to use too which is a bonus x

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S1m January 18, 2018 - 11:55 am

Super easy to use! I am so used to switching on the kettle that I thought I would be phased by the options but it is as simple as selection what size coffee you would like and the type of coffee :)xx

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Fiona Cambouropoulos January 16, 2018 - 8:44 pm

As my nearest coffee shop is half an hours drive I do rely on a good machine at home, I’m loving the sound of this and affordable too #TriedTested

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S1m January 18, 2018 - 11:48 am

That is one heck of a drive for a good coffee, this machine would certainly help!xx

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Morgan Prince January 19, 2018 - 8:27 pm

Oh my I am rather jealous right now! That coffee machine looks amazing, and waking up to ready-made coffee is a thing of dreams! I’m the only one at home that drinks coffee so I’m the only one that makes it, to have one ready for me when I get up would be amazing! I think I might add this to my Mother’s Day wishlist!
Thanks for linking to #pocolo

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Stephanie February 1, 2018 - 10:45 pm

That looks really good – love all the different options. And best of all no queue – but what’s the barista like? 😉 Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo x

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S1m February 4, 2018 - 11:50 am

Exactly no queue – and no extra temptation in the form of lemon muffins either 😉 x

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Caz May 24, 2018 - 9:03 pm

Has anyone tried the over ice option? How is that working out? I am addicted to ice coffees and they are costing me a fortune. If this machine is good, its worth the investment!
Thanks guys

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S1m May 25, 2018 - 11:52 am

I haven’t tried the ice coffee as yet but you would have to make that manually anyway. The frother is really easy to use – the coffee machine is super easy to use and it is well worth the investment x

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