Ninja Hot & Cold Review

Ninja Hot & Cold
Overall Rating
Coffee Quality (40%)
Design & Features (20%)
Durability (20%)
Ease of Use (10%)
Brand Reputation (10%)
The Bottom Line
The upgraded version of Ninja's revolutionary Coffee Bar System, the Hot & Cold brews single cups, full carafes, iced and specialty drinks, and even adds a Cold Brew mode. Finally, a coffee system for everyone!
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Key Features of the Ninja Hot & Cold

Key Features of Ninja Hot & Cold

  • Brew Sizes: 6 brew sizes from 4.8-50 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 50 oz
  • Coffee Type: Ground coffee only no pods/capsules
  • Milk Frother: Integrated frothing arm (doesn't heat coffee up)
  • Carafe: Either glass or thermal, depending on model
  • External Material: Plastic
  • Dimensions: 10.0"W x 11.8"D x 15.0"H
  • Weight: 11.7 lbs
  • Watts: 1500W
  • Other Features: Auto-IQ, 10-minute Cold Brew mode

Ninja Hot & Cold Overview

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.

  • Capable of brewing either single cups or full pots of hot coffee
  • Versatile modes for concentrated Iced and Specialty drinks
  • Revolutionary Cold Brew mode for smoother, low-acid coffee steeped at lower temps ready in just 10 minutes
  • Thermal carafe available
  • Milk frother included
  • Good at a lot of things but not great at any one thing
  • Milk frother only whips milk and doesn't heat it up (microwave/stovetop required)

Is the Ninja Hot & Cold for you?

Are Ninja Hot & Cold for you?

The Ninja Hot & Cold is a robust system for coffee drinkers who want the flexibility to brew just about anything:

  • Standard single-serve cups
  • Richer single-serve cups
  • Half or full pots
  • Concentrated coffee for iced drinks and specialty beverages
  • Cold brew in just 10 minutes!

That's better flexibility than you'll find with any other coffee system, including anything Nespresso or Keurig offers.

If you want the flexibility to brew any type of coffee drink, you want the Ninja Coffee Bar or Ninja Hot & Cold.

Ninja Hot & Cold Review: An In-Depth Look

Check out the Ninja Hot & Cold!

Check out Ninja Hot & Cold!

Ninja Hot & Cold
The upgraded version of Ninja's revolutionary Coffee Bar System, the Hot & Cold brews single cups, full carafes, iced and specialty drinks, and even adds a Cold Brew mode. Finally, a coffee system for everyone!

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Bryan De Luca

I'm Bryan but most people know me as The Coffee Maven. I grew up outside Boston, Massachusetts and received my Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Providence College. My first introduction to coffee was during my college days, when I used it as a source of caffeine to fuel late-night study sessions, but soon I became obsessed with the chemistry of coffee. How did changes to water temperature or contact time affect its taste? Why do beans from Africa taste fruity while beans from Indonesia taste spicy? I launched The Coffee Maven in February 2017 to explore these questions and help others brew their perfect cup. Welcome to my site, and thanks for reading!