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Plenty of coffee brewing extras at an agreeable priceThe new $140 Ninja Coffee Bar packs slick java-making features such as multiple brewing modes and support for various container sizes.
[MUSIC] You may have heard of Ninja from the extensive line of high end blenders it sells. But now this company has also launched into the coffee maker market with a new product called the Coffee Bar. For $140, it's certainly reasonably priced and offers a whole lot of extra features and capabilities that you don't often see for a coffee maker that is this inexpensive. Just looking at the coffee bar, it definitely looks a little odd. It has a sort of plasticky retro 90s early electronics feel, but don't be fooled because a lot of thought has actually gone into the design of this product. First of all the water tank here is removable It's very easy to take off the machine and fill with water. The machine will automatically adjust how much coffee it brews depending on what cup size you select. You can also brew half carafes, full carafes and all that. It also brews coffee pretty well too, with just a little bit of over extraction, but it's Very drinkable. This machine isn't a perfect coffee brewer, it's a little bit hard on the back end for the coffee it brews and it's design isn't exactly inspiring, it's not artistic or very snazzy in any way. For 140 dollars, the Ninja coffee bar certainly has Tons of features and flexibility. You can also brew espresso style drinks. That's certainly something that's pretty nice. But it's not the best brewer you can buy. For that you're gonna have to spend a little more money and buy something from Teknaform or Bonavita. For more read my full review at cnet.com. I'm Brian Bennett for CNet Appliances.