The kids are back in school and those hectic mornings where we are scrambling to get everyone ready and out the door on time is once again a reality. For me, I find that in order to tackle the early mornings where I have kids getting up at different times so they can catch separate buses, that coffee is a must. I mean, I have to have my coffee every morning, but when I am waking up to get my eldest up, who is not a morning person, and ready to go before the rest of the house is up, I need my coffee ready to help me begin my day. So when we were sent the Ninja Coffee Bar to review, I was excited to check it out and add it to my mornings so I can have better mornings.
First off, I found that setting up my Ninja Coffee Bar was simple. It came with the tools I needed to get started along with a travel cup and the Ninja Easy Frother to help me get that coffee shop froth with milk on my specialty drinks!. Once I had it set up, I was ready to begin brewing those coffee shop quality coffees right from home.
I like that the coffee basket on the top has its own removable permanent filter basket that has a handle so it is easy to take in and out to clean and offers a more of a robust flavor to your brew. I can also use my own filters if I choose to do so as well, which gives me a cleaner coffee than the occasional sediment that can get in the pot with the permanent filter basket. When it comes to the settings, there are several to choose from, which give me the choice from the different serving sizes that include a single cup, travel mug size, or a pot. I like that there is a arm that comes down so I can place a coffee mug on it for those single serve coffees. I can also choose from the various brew settings that include the classic brew, rich brew, over ice brew, and specialty brew.
Then when it comes to the question of whether or not I remembered to turn off the coffee pot when we leave the house or if my coffee is still warm after letting it sit for a bit, I like that there is a precise temp warming plate. This feature allows you to get the perfect drinkable coffee temp and after 2 hours it can shut off, eliminating the question of whether or not you turned off the coffee pot since it has a 2 hour auto shut off feature! Which in all, has made having the Ninja Coffee Bar a great way for myself and others in my home have better mornings!
Product received, thank you to Ninja Kitchen as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.