Ninja Coffee Bar Recipes and Review5:28 PM
If I told you how much coffee my family drinks on a daily basis, you would probably think we were crazy. That's why I was intrigued by the Ninja Coffee Bar recipes that I wanted to try in this latest review. Coffee is as much a part of my Danish culture as my personal cuisine preferences, so I don't think there is any way I could live without it. We have used various coffee brewing products over the years, with the most recent one being a cheap combo of a ground coffee one-cup brewer and a "cup" adaptive model. Until I was sent the Ninja Coffee Bar System to review, however, I hadn't used a coffee brewing product that met every single need.
How the Ninja Coffee Bar Works
First, let's dish about the size of this. I thought it was going to be much bigger. I mean, you're talking about a machine that brews all sizes and strengths of coffee AND comes with a frother. But everything is very well-thought out, so small kitchens can make use of it. I tucked this thing in the corner of my counter with the same real estate as a larger pot coffee brewer. The frothing arm tucks way behind the machine when not in use.
What does it do? Everything. I can make specialty drinks one at a time, a half pot of coffee, a whole pot of coffee, a travel sized drink, a typical mug, or a large mug. Each amount has its own button to tell the brewer exactly how much to make for any number of Ninja Coffee bar recipes. You don't need special pods or discs or barcodes or nonsense. Just press the button for what you want -- and it makes it!
You can also choose if you want rich brew or classic for the pot coffee. This is important, because I like it much stronger at the beginning of the day when I'm waking up. My evening coffee (yes, I drink in the evening) must be less strong. Makes sense that I can choose. You can also choose brew over ice! (Brewing over ice is a common procedure for the best Ninja Coffee Bar recipes -- many which are included in their booklet that comes with the system.)
You can use the included reusable filter or remove that and use paper filters. It's up to you! The filter area flips in and out with ease.
There is also an innovative heating plate that stays on if there is more than a half pot, but can also be turned back on if you want to keep a lesser amount of coffee warm. The flip down platform for cups and mugs is handy, too!
Measuring the coffee is a cinch with the measuring tool that snaps into the side of the machine when not in use. It comes with two ends for different amounts of coffee, and the guide for how many scoops is printed right on the scoop. Pretty simple, right?
You can buy the Ninja Coffee Bar right now in time for the holiday. I think it's the best coffee maker I've used. That's the truth! The product comes with the glass pot, a travel mug with lid and straw, the scoop, frother, and a handy book with recipes!
What about the Ninja Coffee Bar Recipes?
There is quite a selection of recipes inside the book that comes with your system. All of the Ninja Coffee Bar recipes use common ingredients that you would likely have in your home -- especially if you make coffee. Most of the recipes are much like those you have had at local coffeehouse, including holiday selections, such as Coffee Nog, Gingersnap Iced Coffee, and Pecan Praline Ninjaccino!
Here is my favorite of the Ninja Coffee Bar Recipes
Ninja Coffee Bar Caramel MacchiatoIngredients:
- 3 Ninja® Single-Serve Scoops (or 3 tablespoons ground coffee)
- 1/2 cup 1% milk
- 2 tablespoons caramel sauce (more if you want to add some to the top afterwards)
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