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Ninja Hot and Cold Brew – CP301
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Coffee Makers Ninja Hot and Cold Brew – CP301 Review

Overview

The Ninja Hot and Cold Brew – CP301 goes beyond the usual coffee house, this brewing system gives you the ability to brew hot, flavorful cups of coffee and tea or over-ice beverages. It is powered by Advanced Thermal Flavor Extraction Technology with Auto-iQ.2, which is a signature feature of Ninja. With such features, you never have to drive out to a cafe again.

Now you can choose from different ways to enjoy over ice coffee and tea. Choose between smooth, naturally sweet cold-brewed coffee or tea and vivid, authentic flavored hot brewed iced coffee or tea that’s never diluted. And with specialty coffee and tea favorites, you can combine super-rich coffee and tea with hot or cold frothed milk to create delicious coffeehouse-style drinks.

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The Good

Our review of the Ninja Hot and Cold Brew – CP301 put this coffee maker through its paces. Let’s take a look at some of the best features of the Ninja Hot and Cold Brew – CP301…

Perfect Coffee and Tea: Brew over ice at a lower temperature for smooth, naturally sweet flavor in 10 to 15 minutes. The Ninja Hot and Cold Brew System offers a vast array of coffee and tea options, including smooth, naturally delicious cold brew in as little as 10 minutes and frothy chai lattes and cappuccinos. Using its brewing technology, it can deliver an array of coffee and tea options.

Intelligent Brewing: The Ninja Hot and Cold Brew System recognizes what’s in the basket and displays coffee or tea drink options. You can brew your favorite style of tea, whether you use tea bags or loose-leaf, with the specially designed tea brew basket. With the Auto-IQ One-Touch Intelligence Technology, you’re able to select your tea type, and the system automatically runs a temperature and number of steps needed to make the perfect cup.

Intuitive Settings: With six brew sizes, the Ninja Hot and Cold Brew System can brew anything in multiple sizes, from a single cup, travel size, to a half carafe, or full carafe in your coffee maker. And with five brew styles, you can choose its strength with Classic, Rich, Over Ice, Cold Brew, or Specialty. Hot Brewing lets you enjoy a bold, flavorful cup of hot coffee or tea. While brewing Over Ice can create full-flavored, refreshing iced beverages.

Other Features: The Ninja Hot and Cold Brew System use its 50 oz. (10-Cup) Double-Walled Thermal Carafe to keep your coffee and tea hot up to 2 hours. Its Fold-Away Hot and Cold Frother urn hot or cold milk into silky-smooth froth in seconds with the press of a button. You can also brew directly into a cup with the coffee brewer: use any brand of coffee or tea, loose-leaf, or bagged. Please take note that the thermal carafe is NOT dishwasher safe.

Inside the Package:
50 oz. (10-Cup) Double-Walled Thermal Carafe
Separate Coffee and Tea Brew Basket
Fold-Away Frother
Recipe Book
Coffee Permanent Filter
Tea Permanent Filter
Ninja Smart Scoop™
Removable Water Reservoir
Quick Start Guide
Instruction Booklet

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The Bad

Giving an excellent performance is what the Ninja Hot and Cold Brew System aim for. However, even with its advanced technology and versatile features, it can’t avoid the usual coffee maker pitfalls. Like other brands that delivered before it, Ninja has made critical design flaws that stop it from perfecting a cup of coffee. First, the machine tends to produce smoke and causes the plastic to burn even smarter following the Owner’s Manual.

Another design flaw is how it leaks water from the bottom and spreads throughout the counter. Whenever it makes such a mess, a massive clean up is needed before you can even start brewing your coffee in the morning. Even after returning it and getting a new machine, only a month after and the same thing happens again. It is at this point that you begin to doubt the quality of this product because it’s not just a one-time occurrence.

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The Bottom Line

The Ninja Hot and Cold Brew – CP301 offers a promising machine capable of serving both coffee and tea, anyway we like it. But after a few weeks of making the perfect cups, the machine suddenly takes a turn for the worse and stops providing the coffee we so badly need in our mornings. It’s a real shame because this coffee maker is one that we could all easily fall in love with, but its design errors are too much to ignore.

For the price of $160, many customers would be disappointed with the problems that plague the Ninja Hot and Cold Brew – CP301. However, if you never encounter problems with your machine, then you can treat yourself to gourmet coffee every day without having to wait in long lines or paying more than you have to. Just stay and relax at home, and enjoy a perfectly brewed coffee or tea — exactly how you like it.

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