Thursday, February 11, 2016

Ninja Coffee Bar Does Coffee Anyway You Want It

I know I have done other Coffee maker reviews, and my husband laughs at me when I get another machine, BUT… I love coffee! I love how they all are a little different and how they taste different. This makes it that there really is one for everyone, it’s just finding the right one for you. With that all said, I was so excited when my Ninja Coffee Bar arrived. I mean, it has to be good when a native Colombian woman is their spokesperson, right?






I want to start by saying that if you like the old school pot, just press one button and you have black coffee, this may not be for you, and that’s ok. I showed my mom this over facetime and she just kept saying “oh, fancy, fancy”. Ok, got that out of the way…. I have had machines that I can make hot or cold coffee on, but those were only single serve and not larger cups or almost pitchers for multiple. Also, I prefer my iced coffee to be blended so after I made it I just threw it in my ninja blender and it was perfect (yes I really do have one).


There are many parts to the machine and it can be a bit overwhelming if you let it. Take it step by step and you will do great. Remember not every part is needed to make a drink. It was pretty cool that they even include a little frothier. Time to que my mom saying “fancy”.

With the Ninja Coffee Bar, you use your own coffee grounds. So there is no buying special little cups or anything. You can use their filter that is included or if you want you can take it out and just use yours. For theirs after, you just rinse it out and reuse. I never did drink straight black coffee so I added some chocolate syrup to my cup before I turned the brewer on. This way it mixes as it fills the cup.


Do not worry, if you don’t know any fancy recipes, Ninja has you covered. They include a book that has a ton of recipes and you can always find them on their site as well, along with video tutorials. The book is 133 pages of coffee and recipes for treats that go well with coffee.



I can’t wait to make the Cinnamon Dulce Ninjaccino. It has milk, ground cinnamon, dulce de leche… it’s on page 84/85 if you want to skip ahead. The possibilities are endless. What is your favorite flavor?

You can buy the Coffee Bar on their site, or at Kohl’s, Target, Bed Bath and Beyond and more.

One last note… I’d say it’s successful when my now teenage (seriously, don’t know how that happened so fast), daughter loved the coffee and started to make her own. She claimed she didn’t like it before.




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205 comments:

  1. I love that this has a stronger brew option! And iced option for my summer or afternoon drinks! Definitely adding this to my bday wish list ;)

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  2. Stronger brew option!!!!! I neeeddddddd that!!!!

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  4. I have never been an iced coffee lover so I'd be excited to see what all I could do with hot drinks!

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  5. I love how easy it is to make iced coffee with this Ninja!! This sounds perfect for all seasons.

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  6. This would be great when company comes everyone can have their own drink.

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  7. I love that you can make one cup, or one pot. This would take the place of so many coffee makers on my cabinet.

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  8. I love how easy it is to use!

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  9. I Love that you can choose how strong you want the brew.. and what size you want! I would be using it all year round :D

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  10. I like that you don't have to buy little k cups anymore! You can use your own coffee!

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  11. I love that it has a frothier. The froth on coffee makes it so much smoother.

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  12. I love that you can make iced coffee right from here. Sometimes (even in the winter!) I get an urge for a icy frappacinno (which is my favorite!)

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  13. I've heard so many neat things about this coffee bar maker, I really really want to get one for our home!

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  14. My favorite feature of this coffee maker is being able to make so many different variations, you can customzie to what the person wants!

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  15. i love how you can do different things with one machine

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  16. Lots of other options the machine does. I would save so much money having my own.

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  17. Lots of other options the machine does. I would save so much money having my own.

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  18. Strength option,cup size option,the ability to make different coffee drinks!

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  19. Strength option,cup size option,the ability to make different coffee drinks!

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  20. I love that you can use your own whole bean coffee! I prefer to buy and grind my own coffee.

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  21. Love that you can make a single serving cup or more for when you have company

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  22. I would have too say the stronger brew option on it plus too be able too make great coffee

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  23. love the Auto-iQ™ One-Touch Intelligence. Takes out the guess work!

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  24. I love all of the features of this!

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  25. I like that you use your own coffee. You don't have to buy those special cups, so you can make a whole pot at a time.

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  26. I love that you use your own coffee, not pods. It will be a money saver for sure.

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  27. I love that you don't have to buy those pods to get great coffee. Man, those things are pricey!!!

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  28. the stronger brew otion is what im looking for...works for me..thanks

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  29. I like that you don't have to buy the pods

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  30. I love that there are so many options for specialty brews. I also love that you can use a reusable filter.
    Samantha

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  31. I love that it frothes the milk up.

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  32. I love that you only have to press one button for a cup of coffee!

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  33. Oh I would love one of these, it does so much and has so many options!

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  34. I like that they include a little frothier and a recipe book!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  35. I love that you can use your own coffee grounds.

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  36. My favorite feature is the brew types so that you can make different types of coffee.

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  37. My favorite features is that it's easy to use

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  38. For one it looks like a very easy to operate coffee machine. Second option I like is you can brew a cup or a pot and even use the french press for an even tastier cup of java.

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  39. I really like the fact that you can do a variety of coffees with the Ninja Coffee Bar. It's really neat that you can do cold, hot, and variety of sizes with the bar.

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  40. I like that their is a tutorial and lots of different recipes to try. So fun.

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  41. I love strong coffee and want this SO bad. Friend has one and loves it!

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  42. I like that I can make a cup, use a travel mug or a carafe.

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  43. I love the option of making iced coffee. I would love to have this machine, so many options/

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  44. I like the Thermal Flavor Extraction.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  45. I like that it does take expensive, wasteful little cups, but instead lets you just use your own beans.

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  46. I like that it does take expensive, wasteful little cups, but instead lets you just use your own beans.

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  47. I'm getting very tired of the waste and expense of single cup. Also the prices are rising and the quality of coffee are really going down. We dug out the old Mr Coffee and it tastes so much better than even name brand single serve. Thanks for th review - we are definitely on the verge of doing something different in line with our coffee prep

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  48. Love the versatility of Ninja coffee bar! comment got away from me before finishing

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  49. I use my coffee maker twice a day so I need something that is very strong and durable like a Ninja Coffee Bar. I like very strong black coffee and I can get that from the Ninja machine.

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  50. I love the idea of the frother :) and the recipe book they include with this

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  51. I love that you can choose your size and strength for each individual cup

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  52. I love that you can have coffee so many different ways.

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  53. My favorite feature of this Ninja Coffee bar are all the brew selections! I LOVE the over ice brew!

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  54. That you can make all different types of coffee.

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  55. i love i can use my own coffee and the stronger brew option

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  56. I like that you can make iced coffee.

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  57. I love that it comes with a foamer!

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  58. i love that it has everything i need to make all kinds of coffee at home and save a ton of money. the frother is my favorite feature.

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  59. i love that you can make iced coffee.

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  60. I like that you can use your own coffee grounds not the prepackaged stuff.

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  61. I like that the Multi-Serve Dial lets you choose a size for a cup, travel mug, half carafe, or carafe

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  62. My husband is a real coffee snob. I love that he can brew a perfect cup/pot of coffee while I can still get my fufu drinks.

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  63. I love how you can use the same machine to make different kinds of coffee; hot or cold. You can choose how big of serving you want also.

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  64. I love that it can make my favorite drink(a strong iced mocha) at the touch of a button!

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  65. I like that you can choose how strong the brew is a and I love that you can make iced coffee!

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  66. Wow, I really want to try that Ninjacchino, Yum!

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  67. Like the fact you could use your own coffee grounds.

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  68. I love that you can make a cup of coffee more then one way with this system.

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  69. I like that you can use your own coffee grounds! Much cheaper that having to buy k-cups!

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  70. Variety is the spice of life. This is what this machine offers. Can't wait to try it out.

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  71. My favorite part of this machine is that you can use your own coffee and do not need to buy the expensive k-cups.

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  72. My favorite feature is Sofia Vegara...I mean, the stronger brew option.

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  73. love it that i can use my own favorite ground coffee

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  74. You literally don't ever need to go to a coffee shop ever AND I'll feel like an awesome barista learning allllll the ways I can make my coffee.

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  75. I love the iced coffee option. I also love that I can use my own coffee, it makes the options really endless.

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  76. The stronger brew option is AWESOME! I love my coffee full-bodied and full of flava!

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  77. My favorite flavor of coffee is really a toss up between 3, lol...sorry. French Roast, Espresso Roast & Mocha!

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  78. I love how you can use your own coffee and the variety of drinks you can make. It's just perfect!!

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  79. I like that you use your own coffee grounds.

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  80. I love that you can choose a stronger brew - I like my coffee to taste like coffee and not coffee flavored water. :)
    thanks!

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  81. I love SF white choc mocha with coconut and white coffee

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  82. I like being able to use my own coffee grounds

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  83. My favorite feature is that you can use your own coffee grounds.

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  84. I like that you can brew up a whole pot instead of using the individual cups. This sounds like a good coffee maker.

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  85. I really like that I can choose the size of container I want to use. Sometimes I just want one cup instead of a whole pot.

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  86. I love the Iced option. My son loves the Iced coffee's.

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  87. I love the feature and the look of this coffee machine.

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  88. I like that I can also use my own grounds.

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  89. Even though this sounds complicated, it would be perfect for my daughter who likes her foo-foo coffee drinks. The Iced Mocha Latte in the video sounds like something she would make.

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  90. I love your Morning Medicine coffee mug!! On the Ninja, I love that you can use your own grounds and that you can do hot or cold coffee drinks.

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  91. ICED.making yummy iced coffee is a pain but this makes it soooo much easier. i neeed it in my life

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  92. I just like good coffee, my better 1/2 will cover it in cream & sugar. I've had the same $12, 12 cup coffee maker for going on 7 years. I would like nothing more than to find a GOOD pot, nee system to invest in.

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  93. I love that you can do iced coffee and the stonger brew option!

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  94. My favorite feature is that I can brew my coffee in the morning and make me a frappuccino in the afternoon 😍

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  95. I love that you use your own coffee grounds instead of K-cups. I feel a little guilty when I use them since I learned how bad they are for the environment.

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  96. I love that it comes with a book that has tons of recipes, with a machine that fancy, I would need some help with ingredients.

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  97. I love that it comes with a book that has tons of recipes, with a machine that fancy, I would need some help with ingredients.

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  98. Stronger brew option ... that should be a requirement on on coffee machines.

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  99. I love that you can make thousands of different drinks. No need getting tired of the same old thing day after day! Move over Starbucks!

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  100. Marnie G (Derrick Todd)Sunday, February 14, 2016

    I like that it can make both single sesrve and a pot of coffee.

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  101. My favorite thing is that we can use our own coffee with no special cups etc... we actually grow our own coffee in Central America so this would be a great way to be able to use our own coffee.

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  102. You can make hot or cold coffee.

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  103. I would go with the stronger brew option. There are times that I just need more of a pick-me-up when I'm really feeling sluggish. And ice coffee is fantastic too!

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  104. This looks like a really great and versatile machine. I really like that you use your own coffee with the machines filter instead of those little wasteful cups.

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  105. I would really love one of these...so many possibilities! Thank you for sharing!

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  106. My favorite feature is that you can make either one cup of coffee or a whole pot!

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  107. I love how you have the option to use your own coffee and not cups. That definitely makes me want it more. I can already imagine the wonderful drinks I could make with it.

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  108. I like that you can use your own coffee - no more filling up the landfill with little plastic cups.

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  109. make coffee up to 24 hrs in advance

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  110. I like that it's easy to make coffee

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  111. I love that it can make whatever your in the mood for. Latte, coffee, iced coffee. And you can use your own coffee for the regualr coffee maker. Its a gorgeous little set up and would be wonderful at my house

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  112. I love that it has a frother, I like to add a little froth to the top of my coffee.

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  113. I like that you can use your own coffee grounds.

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  114. My favorite feature is the milk frother! I love frappes too, so it would be absolutely incredible to be able to make one at home! :)

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  115. I like caramel macchiato

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  116. I like how you can make either hot or iced coffee.

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  117. I like the Multi-Serve Cup Platform.

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  118. I like that you use your own ground coffee...no special pods to buy!

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  119. I love that is so automated and you don't have to worry about it

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  120. It is a MUST to me that I can use my own coffee, because we love local roasts.
    Kayte CookWatts

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  121. I like that you use your own coffee grounds. So there is no buying special little cups or anything. I really, really disapprove of those K-cups - so wasteful and the coffee doesn't even taste good.

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  122. I like the idea of using my own coffee grounds, those little cups are so expensive plus I like that they include all the recipes so I can make a bunch of different coffee drinks.

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  123. I love that I can choose how strong my coffee will be

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  124. I have wanted one of these since they came out as coffee is my vice and I love to try different coffee drinks. I think this would be fun to mess around with my older daughters who also love coffee.

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  125. Being able to easily make blended drinks so I don't have to only treat myself at the coffee shop would be amazing.

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  126. With the Ninja Coffee Bar, you use your own coffee grounds. So there is no buying special little cups or anything. This is great because the k cups are so expensive to buy I would rather use my own.

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  127. I cannot believee! I can make my own iced coffee! I might end up buying one of these for my mom for mothers day!

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  128. What a great review and a beautiful coffee machine.
    I so so so wanted this for Christmas bit didn't get it. Hehe, hopefully now I will!
    Fave feature I can make a pot or a cup...any coffee grounds, hot or cold.
    Love it!
    Thanks.
    Vickie
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  129. i love that you can make lattes and froth milk for cappuccino and being able to use my own coffee instead of k-cups saves me a lot of money!

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  130. I like that it makes iced coffee and that it also comes with a recipe book.

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  131. I love that this comes with its own reusable filter and you can use your own coffee grounds it seems like a great machine to haVE THANKS FOR SHARING.

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  132. My favorite feature is the STRONGER BREW option...I need that!

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  133. I love that I can use my own coffee grounds. We buy some coffee when we travel and this is great!

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  134. I like that you can use your own coffee. I always stick with one brand that I like.

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  135. I really like that everyone can have their own kind of drink.

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  136. Enjoy the whole set, all the accessories

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  137. Caramel is my favorite coffee flavor.

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  138. Haha, this is really fancy! I love it! Definitely could use something like this in our house. :)

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  139. It's nice that it makes iced coffee drinks I've never had those. It would be nice to try it.

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  140. I love that it makes specialty coffee drinks and iced coffee!!! It's the best of both worlds in our household! Hope to froth it all up soon:)

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  141. I just love all the many wonderful things you can do with this. I would love to try Mudslides with this!! Thank you for the opportunity to win such a great gift! Your review was spectacular and I enjoyed reading it!

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  142. The information is great and gives great product introduction.

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  143. Love that this will make hot or iced coffee, and the frothier! I prefer lattes hot in the winter and cold in the summer, how wonderful it would be to be able to make my own.

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  144. My favorite option is not having to buy the K-cups.

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  145. I love the stronger brew strength for sure and cup option. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  146. I love that this includes a recipe book.

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  147. i like my coffee the old fashioned way most of the time but occasionally i like a cap or espresso so the frother will be handy. :)

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  148. I'm sort of a newbie to "fancy coffees" and I would love to experiment with this. I love that it include recipes.

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  149. I like the Auto-iQ One-Touch Intelligence. It is programmed to brew just the cup.

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  150. I love that I can adjust the brew strength! I would love to be able to make coffeehouse style lattes at home.Such a cool machine!

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  151. My favorite feature is the fact I can adjust the brew strength. As a mom of a new baby, I need my coffee as strong as I can get it.

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  152. I love frappes and this would make them easy to make at home!

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  153. I love that it has a frothier AND YOU DONT NEED KCUPS

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  154. I like that I can use my own coffee grounds!!!

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  155. this is amazing, never had a carafe at all....but this one soumds great

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  156. I love that you can make iced coffee with it. I love my Ice Capps! This Ninja Coffee bar is AMAZING!!!

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  157. how wonderful! this would be so great for my parents. I love hat they wouldnt have to buy special cups to use this but can continue to use their favorite coffee

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  158. I love that you can be your own barista!!! As you said the possibilities are endless. I am looking forward to seeing all the drinks I can make from the recipe book. Who needs those pricey coffee stores? I think 1st I'd look for a Hazelnut Cappuccino.

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  159. I Love the iced coffee option

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  160. Athena EmmanouilidisSaturday, February 20, 2016

    My favorite feature is that I can use my own coffee.I don't have to buy expensive pods.

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  161. I would love to try to make iced coffee without using fat filled creme or milk.

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  162. I love this! My favorite feature on the Ninja Coffee Bar is that you can add your own coffee and don't need special k-cus or pods!! I can save so much money on that feature alone!!

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  163. Favorite feature has to be the frothier!

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  164. I love that you don't need to use k-cups. They can get costly.

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  165. I love that it comes with a filter to use your own ground and not have to buy the little cups.

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  166. I love the morning medicine coffee mug. That is soooooo me!

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  167. My fave thing is everything! This is so cool! I like how it makes a more than one cup and its so fancy. Lol!

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  168. My fave thing is everything! This is so cool! I like how it makes a more than one cup and its so fancy. Lol!

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  169. My son has one of these. I liked how he could make a pot of coffee for all of us, and later made 2 single cold drinks.

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  170. I love the frothing, and auto iq
    My husband has been wanting this.

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  171. favorite part is no more little cups! So expensive and we run out of them to quickly.

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  172. I like that you can use your own coffee grounds - definitely saves money

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  173. I like that it uses regular ground coffee. Kcups get pretty spendy, and it's tough to walk by all those bags of coffee at half the price!

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  174. I love that u can make iced coffee just as easy as hot coffee

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  175. I love that u can make iced coffee just as easy as hot coffee

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  176. I like that you can make ice coffee.

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  177. I love that it has an "Intelligent Clean Cycle Indicator which alerts you when your brewer senses that it needs to be cleaned".

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  178. love that you can brew in different sizes and can make both hot and iced coffee.

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  179. My favorite feature is the stronger brew option. deana

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  180. Ok just 7 words..."Too many options to choose just one"..besides that..This is the do it all in one machine!

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  181. Love that I can use my own ground coffee and don't have a pile of used little plastic cups to clutter up the landfill.
    lorenalke@yahoo.com

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  182. I love that this comes with a HUGE recipe booklet so you can make so many different types of coffee!

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  183. I am freaking out right now! I mean, I knew it made my cold coffee smoothies, but I had no idea it was so awesome! I love that it makes the same smoothies that I pay $2.00-$6.00 for! I am so excited, so of course, like everyone here, I hope I win. If not, I WILL get this for myself! haha God bless everyone!

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  184. Awesome that they also add 133 coffee recipes & that CDN coffe recipe would be first on my list..Thanks

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  185. I like that you can use your own coffee grounds, and that materials to make the little k-cups aren't being wasted.

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  186. I love the quality of this coffee bar. Your review is very fulfilling, and the way I love coffee this is sure to work out very well.

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  187. I love that you have the option of single serve or more.

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  188. Im all about the stronger brew! A boss once taught me that less is more!

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  189. I like that you can make pretty much everything with this - hot, cold, layered, straight, different sizes...

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  190. I like that you can make lattes-yum!

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  191. I really like that it comes with a book full of recipes, I love trying out new ones. So far, anything vanilla is my fave.

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