Ninja Coffee Bar Glass Carafe System
I've never used the Ninja Coffee Bar Glass Carafe System, or really any Ninja kitchen gear at all--which is surprising given that word pretty much defines my life--but I just noticed that Ninja kitchen and Shark cleaning products come from the same company, SharkNinja, and I do have a Shark vacuum. Along with a cat and a girlfriend with long hair. And it is a Damn. Fine. Vacuum. A fraction of the cost of a Dyson that has inhaled everything in its path every time I've brought it out over the past 3 years I've owned it.
So I guess my point is, if the Ninja Coffee Bar Glass Carafe System is anything like its dust-sucking cousin, it's a machine I'd probably like to have percolate my drip.
This coffee-making Ninja is a pod-free system that can brew either single servings or a carafe of coffee for a variety of different drinks. Custom brew settings include Classic, Rich, Over Ice, Specialty, and Cafe Forte. Classic delivers your standard balanced cup, while Rich kicks up the intensity, and Cafe Forte takes it one step beyond that (ideal for cafe au laits.) Specialty trickles out a super-rich 4-ounce concentrate you can use to make hot, cold, frozen, or blended espresso-style drinks. The Over Ice setting is designed specifically for chilled coffee, and though it brews hot Ninja says the result will not be weak and watered down once it hits your ice.
In addition to custom brews, the Ninja Coffee Bar also has some custom brew sizes, including Cup, XL Cup, Travel Mug, XL Multi-Serve, Half Carafe, and Full Carafe. A built-in frother caps off the feature-filled system. Ninja says it will "transform your milk to a silky microfoam" right from your drinking mug. A Ninja XL Hot and Cold Multi-Serve Tumbler are included in the standard Coffee Bar package, and you can upgrade to one with a 22-ounce double walled tumbler and recipe cookbook if you want.