Ninja has 4 series of coffee makers, ranked below from simplest to most feature-rich
- Ninja Coffee Brewer: Your standard coffee maker for small and large pots.
- Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker: Ninja Coffee Brewer + concentrated Over Ice and Specialty modes
- Ninja Coffee Bar: Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker + Cafe Forte mode (extra rich cup) and frother (most models)
- Ninja Hot & Cold: Ninja Coffee Bar + Cold Brew mode, tea basket accessory, and upgraded design
This review is for the Ninja Hot & Cold with the following model numbers depending on whether they have a thermal carafe, glass carafe, or no carafe:
- Thermal Carafe: CP307, CP307C
- Glass Carafe: CP301, CP301C
The Ninja Hot & Cold is the upgraded version of the now-discontinued Ninja Coffee Bar, adding the following features to the standout, revolutionary coffee system:
- Cold Brew mode for smoother coffee steeped at lower temps in just 10 minutes
- Dedicated tea cartridge (no more mixing of coffee and tea flavors)
- Larger 50 oz water reservoir (vs 43 oz)
- Much sleeker updated design
Like the Ninja Coffee Bar, the Ninja Hot & Cold has 5 different brew modes:
- Classic: Your standard cup of coffee
- Rich: A richer cup of coffee
- Iced: Even richer and intended to be brewed over ice, which melts and dilutes it
- Specialty: Stronger still and intended to be used for cappuccinos, etc.
- Cold Brew: A less bitter cup of coffee brewed at lower temps in just 10 minutes
As far as the thermal vs glass carafe models mentioned:
- Thermal Carafe System: Comes with a 50 oz double-walled, vacuum-sealed, stainless steel thermal carafe which will keep the coffee hot for up to 2 hours.
- Glass Carafe System: Comes with a 50 oz glass carafe. Unlike the Thermal Carafe System, the Glass Carafe System also comes with a warming plate.
Let's jump to our Buyer's Guide below to help you decide whether the Ninja Coffee Bar is for you.