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Ninja Hot & Cold Brewed System Tea & Coffee Maker Review

Navigating the crowded market of coffee makers can be a daunting task, especially with countless options to choose from and reviews that are often hard to trust. Finding a machine that caters to both coffee and tea lovers, offers versatility, and ensures quality can feel overwhelming.

That’s why we took matters into our own hands, purchasing the Ninja Hot and Cold Coffee Maker and putting it through extensive testing. From its unique features to its performance in daily use, we’ve examined every aspect of this 12-cup brewer. Is it the solution to the coffee lover’s dilemma? Read on to find out if this coffee maker is truly worth the investment.

Summary: The Ninja CP307 Hot And Cold Brewed Syste,

  • Offers versatile brewing options for both hot and cold coffee and tea.
  • Equipped with a built-in milk frother for barista-quality lattes and cappuccinos.
  • Features a removable water reservoir for easy filling and cleaning.
  • Comes with a double-walled stainless steel carafe to keep coffee hot for up to 3 hours.
  • Provides customizable brewing sizes, including options for travel mugs and full carafes.
  • SCA-certified, ensuring high standards in coffee brewing and consistent, rich flavor.

Ninja CP307 Product Overview

The Ninja CP307 comes equipped with a multitude of features. It can be used for both hot and cold coffee. Here’s a rundown of the most important ones.

We were excited when unboxing the CP307. Here it is on our counter after initial cleaning and setup

Here’s a look at the main features:

Model Number CP307
Voltage 120V~, 60Hz
Power 1500 Watts
Water Reservoir Capacity 50 Ounces
Parts Brewer, Flip-Top Water Reservoir Lid, Removable Water Reservoir, Showerhead, Control Panel, Single-Serve Cup Platform, Swinging Brew Basket, Removable Tea Filter Holder, Tea Permanent Filter, Removable Coffee Filter Holder, Coffee Permanent Filter, Integrated Frother, Frother Whisk, Brew-Through Lid, Stainless Steel Carafe, Ninja Smart Scoop™
Custom Brews Classic & Rich, Over Ice & Cold Brew, Specialty
Warranty One (1) Year Limited Warranty
Customer Service 1-877-646-5288
Price $179.97
Website BUY NOW

Coffee Filter Basket

The Ninja Hot and Cold Coffee Maker comes with both a coffee filter basket and a tea filter basket. When the machine detects which basket is being used, it displays either ‘Coffee’ or ‘Tea’ on the screen. The coffee filter basket is designed to hold either a reusable filter or a number four cone paper filter. It is important to note that only one filter should be used at a time.

To use the coffee filter basket, simply place the filter in the basket, ensuring that it hugs the walls. Add the appropriate amount of coffee grounds, depending on the desired strength and size of the brew.

The machine offers a variety of brewing options, including classic, rich, over ice, cold brew, and specialty. The specialty brew option is designed for concentrated coffee, similar to an espresso shot, and is only four ounces in size.

The coffee filter basket is equipped with a drip stop feature, which allows for a quick pause in the brewing process to pour a cup of coffee. The machine can also be programmed to automatically stop the drip after brewing is complete, preventing any excess coffee from dripping onto the warming plate.

Tea Filter Basket

One of the unique features on this Ninja coffee maker is the tea filter basket. This basket allows you to make tea using loose leaf tea or tea bags. The machine will recognize whether you have the coffee or tea basket in, and the display changes accordingly.

This is the only coffee machine we have tested that includes a dedicated filter basket for tea

To use the tea filter basket, simply place the filter down in the designated area and add your loose leaf tea or tea bag. The machine offers different temperature options for brewing tea, including herbal, black, white, and green. You can select the temperature by rotating the knob.

The tea filter basket is easy to clean and can be placed in the dishwasher.

Use of Reusable Filter

Using a reusable filter can be a great option when brewing coffee. With the Ninja Hot and Cold Coffee Maker, you have the choice to use either a reusable filter or a paper filter. The reusable filter that comes with the coffee maker is easy to use and can save you money in the long run.

To use the reusable filter, simply remove the tea filter basket (if it is in use) and insert the reusable filter into the filter basket. You can then add your desired amount of coffee grounds to the filter. The coffee maker will automatically recognize that the reusable filter is in use.

One of the benefits of using a reusable filter is that it is environmentally friendly. You won’t have to worry about throwing away paper filters after each use. Additionally, the reusable filter is easy to clean. You can rinse it off or put it in the dishwasher for a thorough cleaning.

It is important to note that if you prefer to use paper filters, you can still do so. Simply insert the paper filter into the filter basket and add your coffee grounds.

In our testing, there was a subtle difference in taste between the paper filter and the reusable one. However, it was very minor and would only be noticed if you have a very sensitive palate.

Built-In Milk Frother

We were impressed with the built-in milk frother on the Ninja Hot and Cold Coffee Maker. It is located on the left side of the machine and is easily accessible. To use the frother, you will need to heat up your milk in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Once heated, simply press the button located on the frother and it will start to rotate. We found it was very easy to use and worked well.

The milk frother is a useful addition but requires the use of heated milk

We found the frother was perfect for creating lattes and cappuccinos. It was also very easy to clean and can be rotated off the machine for cleaning. Overall, it worked very well and produced a nice, creamy froth.

Using The Included Coffee Scoop

When using the Ninja Hot and Cold Coffee Maker, it’s important to use the appropriate amount of coffee grounds for your brew. The scoop provided has a big side and a small side, and the manual provides guidelines for how much coffee to use for different servings.

The scoop has both a big and small side for different doses

For a full carafe, based on our testing, we recommend using four to six big scoops of coffee grounds. For a half carafe, use three to four big scoops. The small side of the scoop is for specialty brews and different sized travel mugs.

Excellent Thermal Carafe

The carafe included with the Ninja Hot and Cold Coffee Maker is a standout feature of this machine. It is made of double-walled stainless steel, which means it does not require a warming plate to keep the coffee hot. The double-walled design keeps the coffee hot for hours without overheating it or causing it to develop a burnt taste.

The thermal carafe keeps coffee hot for up to 3 hours

The carafe has a capacity of 12 cups, making it perfect for large households or offices. It has a tube that helps mix the coffee, ensuring that the coffee is evenly brewed and all the flavors are extracted. The carafe also has a well-designed spout that makes pouring coffee easy and mess-free.

Brewing Sizes

One of the things we loved the most is that the carafe is that it is designed to be used with different cup sizes. The machine allows users to select different sizes for their brew, including a coffee cup, travel mug, half carafe, and full carafe.

This means that you can brew the exact amount of coffee you need, without wasting any coffee or making too much. While this may seem intuitive, it’s a feature that is missing on many of the coffee makers we’ve used and reviewed.

The brewing sizes are clearly marked on the water reservoir, making it easy to select the right size for your needs.

Another feature of this dual coffee maker that we liked is the ability to brew over ice. When you select the over ice option, the machine will only brew half of the water needed for a full carafe, allowing you to fill the rest of the carafe with ice. This results in a perfectly brewed, refreshing iced coffee.

The Ninja CP307 makes delicious iced coffee

For those who prefer a stronger cup of coffee, the specialty brew option is ideal. This setting brews a concentrated coffee that is perfect for making milk drinks like cappuccinos and lattes. When combined with the built-in milk frother, you can create barista-quality drinks right in your own kitchen.

Power Button and Display

We found the user interface on the display to be intuitive and easy to use. The power button is located on the front of the machine and is easy to spot. The display is dark when the machine is not powered up, except for the clock which is always visible. Once the power button is pressed, the display lights up and the coffee or tea options appear.

We appreciated the fact that the machine automatically detects whether the coffee or tea filter basket is being used. The display changes accordingly, showing either “coffee” or “tea”. This makes it easy to select the correct brewing options for each type of beverage.

The display also allows for easy selection of different brewing options. For coffee, we could choose between classic, rich, over ice, cold, and specialty brews. For tea, we could select different temperatures depending on the type of tea we were brewing.

One feature we particularly liked was the ability to program the machine to automatically stop the drip after brewing. This prevents any drips or spills from occurring after the brewing process is complete. We found this to be a thoughtful and convenient feature.

Brewing Process

To brew coffee with the Ninja Hot and Cold Coffee Maker you first select the brew style and carafe size. Next add the ground coffee into the filter and you’re ready to go.

There are several brew choices on the CP307

Add water to the water reservoir and place the carafe under the filter basket. Then press the start button, and the Ninja will begin to brew the coffee. The brewing process involves several steps, including pre-infusion, saturation, and extraction. The coffee maker controls the flow of water and pauses the brew to allow the coffee to bloom before continuing the extraction process.

Drip Stop Feature

Another thing we loved about the Ninja Hot and Cold Coffee Maker is its Drip Stop feature. If like us, you sit impatiently, waiting for the machine to finish the brew cycle, then you will appreciate this function.

The drip stop button enables you to pour a cup before the batch is finished

It allows you to pause the brewing process mid-cycle to pour yourself a cup of coffee without making a mess. Simply press the Drip Stop button, and the coffee maker will stop the flow of coffee, allowing you to remove the carafe and pour yourself a cup. Once you’re done, simply press the button again, and the brew will continue as normal.

We found the Drip Stop comes in handy when brewing into travel mugs. The Ninja Hot and Cold Coffee Maker allows you to select the appropriate amount of coffee grounds and then brew directly into your travel mug. With the Drip Stop feature, you can remove the travel mug mid-cycle, making it the perfect feature for those on-the-go mornings.

Temperature Check

We tested the Ninja Hot and Cold Coffee Maker’s temperature and found that it brews hot coffee at around 185°F. This temperature is perfect for brewing coffee as it ensures that the coffee is hot enough to enjoy but not too hot to burn your tongue.

The double-wall stainless steel carafe that comes with the coffee maker is designed to keep the coffee hot for a long time. We tested it and found that the coffee remained hot for up to three hours after brewing. This makes it perfect for those who like to enjoy their coffee slowly or for those who want to keep their coffee hot for a long time.

The coffee maker also has a built-in milk frother that works really well. We heated our milk up in the microwave for about 30 seconds and then used the frother to create a perfect froth. The frother is easy to use and works really well.

Removable Water Reservoir

If you read our Breville Precision Brewer review, then you’ll know that one of the things we disliked about that machine was the fixed water reservoir. Hence, we were pleasantly surprised with the Ninja Hot and Cold System’s removable water reservoir. It comes with a nice handle, making it easy to fill up before making coffee. The reservoir is also dishwasher safe, making it super-easy to clean.

The water reservoir holds up to 50 ounces of water, which is plenty for making a full carafe of coffee. We appreciated that we didn’t have to fill up the reservoir multiple times when making a full pot.

The removable water reservoir also makes it easy to add water if you need to add more during the brewing process. It’s a convenient feature that we found helpful when we needed to adjust the amount of water during brewing.

Recipe Book and Manual

The recipe book that came with the machine was a nice surprise during our unboxing. The manual is very detailed and provides clear instructions on how to use the coffee maker. It covers everything from how to set up the machine to how to clean it. The manual also includes a chart that shows you how much coffee or tea to use for different brew sizes. We found this chart to be very helpful when making coffee or tea.

The manual has lots of useful information including recommended settings and coffee to water ratios

The recipe book includes recipes for different types of coffee and tea drinks, as well as recipes for desserts and other treats that you can make using the coffee maker. We tried a few of the recipes and were happy with the results. They are easy to follow and use ingredients that are readily available.

One thing that we really liked about the recipe book is that it includes pictures of the drinks and treats. This makes it easy to visualise what the finished product should look like. The book also includes tips on how to customize the drinks to your liking. For example, you can add flavored syrups or whipped cream to your coffee or tea to make it taste even better.

Automatic Turn Off

Another handy feature on the Ninja CP307 coffee maker is its automatic turn off function. After brewing your coffee or tea, the machine will automatically turn off to conserve energy. This eliminates the need to worry about accidentally leaving it on and wasting electricity.

The automatic turn off feature is especially useful for people (like us) who are always on the go and may forget to turn off their appliances. It also ensures that the machine is not left on for extended periods, which can cause damage to the internal components.

Taste Test

Of course, you can have all the features in the world, but they’re only useful if the machine makes good coffee. We tested it for several months and we were not disappointed. The coffee had a rich, full-bodied flavor that was smooth and satisfying. It was not bitter or acidic, but had a pleasant sweetness to it. It was also consistent, with repeatable results pretty much every time we brewed.

We found it did better with medium and darker roasts. Lighter roasts were still good, but lacked the same brightness you would get from say a V60 pour over. However, that’s not to say it was a bad cup. The cup was still very clean and did have clear tasting notes, just not quite as bright as manual methods.

We used the machine to make both iced tea and iced coffee

With tea, it did a great job with both bags and loose leaf. We used green tea, oolongs, peppermint and also tried an iced hibiscus tea recipe. All of them were refreshing and brewed perfectly.

Cleaning and Maintenance

Keeping your Ninja Hot and Cold Coffee Maker clean is important to ensure that it produces high-quality coffee and tea. Here are some tips on how to clean and maintain your coffee maker:

Firstly, make sure to clean the removable water reservoir regularly. You can do this by handwashing it with warm soapy water or by placing it in the dishwasher. The same goes for the stainless steel carafe and the filter baskets.

The coffee maker also has a clean cycle that you can activate by pressing the clean button on the display. This will prompt the machine to run a cleaning cycle using a descaling solution. Make sure to follow the instructions in the manual carefully when performing this cycle.

To descale the machine, you can use a mixture of water and white vinegar. Fill the water reservoir with the solution and run a clean cycle. Once the cycle is complete, rinse the machine thoroughly with water to remove any residual vinegar.

It is also important to clean the milk frother regularly. You can do this by wiping it with a damp cloth after each use. If it needs a deeper clean, you can remove the frother from the machine and wash it with warm soapy water.

Is The Ninja CP307 Coffee Machine Worth It?

Overall, the Ninja CP307 is a great addition to any coffee station. The SCA certification ensures that it meets high standards for brewing coffee, and the various brewing options for both coffee and tea make it a versatile machine.

It looks great, is extremely well-built and makes consistently good coffee. So overall, this Ninja CP307 coffee machine gets 2 thumbs from us and gets the Coffeeble seal of approval.

ninja hot and cold brewed system



Coffee expert and industry insider, I’ve dedicated years to mastering the art and science of coffee making. From scrutinizing particle fineness to evaluating burr shapes, I delve into the minutiae that elevate coffee from good to exceptional. Whether it’s a complex pour-over or a robust espresso, my insights cater to those who don’t just drink coffee, but experience it.

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