No. However, a medium grind is recommended.
We do not recommend adding water to the water reservoir while the system is in use. Only add water if the clock displays the "Add" and "Wtr" messages during your brew. Add water to the reservoir, then press the START/SELECT dial to resume the brew.
Once Specialty brew has started, you cannot change brew settings. For all other brews, you may select a different brew size, style, or tea type within 5 seconds. Results vary, depending upon the status of the current brew cycle.
For optimal brewing performance, use whole ice cubes when brewing Over Ice or Cold Brew.
Yes, you can use tea bags in the Tea filter holder. Arrange the strings so they hang outside the brew basket.
Both Coffee and Tea filter holders are specifically designed for optimal brewing. The system will detect if the Coffee or Tea filter holder is inserted when the brew basket is closed, and will brew accordingly. If you place tea in your Coffee filter holder, it will not steep properly. Placing coffee in your Tea filter holder will result in your coffee going through the steeping process, and it will be brewed at incorrect temperatures.
No, you can you place whole tea bags into the Tea filter holder.
For Classic, Rich, Over Ice and Specialty, use the same amount of coffee or tea for each size selected. Each brew type is designed to make the strength you need using the measurements denoted on the Ninja Smart Scoop. The only exception is Cold Brew Coffee, which will require one extra scoop.
Yes, we recommend using the brew-through lid as it helps maintain the carafe temperature, and to deliver optimal flavor. If the lid is not used, or is not properly in place, heat could escape from the carafe, causing the coffee to cool rapidly.
Yes, use the Tea permanent filter when using tea bags. You may remove the Tea permanent filter if more space is needed in the brew basket for the tea bags.
This brewer is designed to brew coffee grounds only. DO NOT insert pods or K-Cups* into the brew basket. *K-Cup is a registered trademark of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. Use of the K-Cup trademark does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.
If you forget to press the Drip Stop button to resume the brew, the unit will pause the brew, and after 30 seconds it will give you a friendly audible reminder. After 5 minutes, the brew will be canceled. If you forget to press the Drip Stop button to resume the brew, the unit will pause the brew, and after 30 seconds it will give you a friendly audible reminder. After 5 minutes, the brew will be canceled.
Insert the Tea permanent filter into the Tea removable filter holder and place the loose-leaf tea or tea bags in the filter holder, on top of the permanent filter.
Yes, the Ninja glass and thermal carafes were specially designed for both hot and Over Ice coffee and tea. When making Over Ice or Cold Brew in the carafe, fill it to the top with ice cubes and let your Ninja Hot & Cold Brewed System do the rest.
Yes. After one hour of inactivity, the system will power off.
A medium grind coffee is recommended.
The brew basket is designed to fit a #4 cone paper filter.
use well water.
Ensure your cup, travel mug, or carafe is filled all the way to the top with ice cubes before brewing. Your Ninja Hot & Cold Brewed System will brew at elevated temperatures to lock in the best flavor, then the ice will cool the brewed coffee or tea to the perfect temperature.
The Ninja Smart Scoop takes the guesswork out of measuring. One side of our scoop is used for coffee and the other for tea. COFFEE measurements are on top, and TEA measurements on the bottom. The numbers beside the icons show the number of scoops recommended for each brew size. COFFEE (on TOP): Use the LARGE scoop for Half Carafe, Full Carafe, or a Specialty coffee; use the SMALL scoop for all other coffee sizes. TEA (on the BOTTOM, in GREEN): Use the LARGE scoop for Specialty tea; use the SMALL scoop for all other tea sizes.
To avoid flavor crossing, Ninja designed one filter holder to be used exclusively for coffee, and another one to be used only for tea. The Coffee filter holder has the orange handle and coffee bean icon. The Tea filter holder has the green handle and tea leaf icon.
Cold Brew coffee is stronger, richer and more caffeinated, which requires the additional scoop. An extra scoop is not needed for Cold Brew tea as it is lighter, sweeter, and more chuggable.
No size selection is necessary as Specialty brew delivers a specific amount of concentrated coffee and tea. Specialty brew delivers approximately 4 oz. of coffee, or 6 oz. of tea (with the exception of Green tea, which yields 2 oz.)
Cold Brew is a slow extraction process that brews at an accelerated lower temperature. Because it is brewing at a lower temperature, the brew takes longer to completely extract the flavor.
The Specialty Green tea setting is designed for Matcha and will get yield 2 oz. of tea. The other tea type options (Herbal, Black, Oolong, White) will yield 6 oz.
Depending on your settings, your brew time will vary from around 4 minutes to 18 minutes. The control panel will indicate brew status.
For milder coffee, use the Classic brew setting, use lighter roast beans, or use a paper filter rather than the permanent filter. If you want an even milder flavor, you can use less coffee in the brew basket. For milder tea, use the Classic brew setting, or use less tea in the brew basket. For milder tea, use the Classic brew setting, or use less tea in the brew basket.
For stronger coffee, use the Rich brew setting, try darker roast beans, or use the Coffee permanent filter rather than a paper filter. If you want an even bolder flavor, you can add more coffee grounds to the brew basket. Additional grounds do absorb liquid, so you will have a smaller, more concentrated cup of coffee. For stronger tea, use the Rich brew setting, or add more tea to the brew basket. For stronger tea, use the Rich brew setting, or add more tea to the brew basket.
Green tea is delicate, and therefore requires a lower brewing temperature (about 170°F"175°F). If brewed with water that is too hot, it becomes bitter. If you would like your green tea stronger, we recommend using the Rich setting, which results in a stronger taste.
When hot tea comes in contact with ice, antioxidants bind together and create a cloudy appearance. This is harmless, and indicates that the tea is fresh and high quality. The following tips may improve clarity: 1) Use filtered or spring water. 2) Use high-quality loose-leaf tea that isn't powdery. 3) If your tea leaves are small and dense, try using a little less of them.
Different brews require different blooming times for coffee and steep times for tea. The system knows how long and at what temperature to brew to deliver an optimal cup of coffee or tea.
Use the Herbal tea setting for Rooibos and the Black tea setting for Pu'erh.
We recommended using a paper filter in conjunction with the permanent filter, as it may cause clogging, and water or coffee may back up in the filter basket. recommended using a paper filter in conjunction with the permanent filter, as it may cause clogging, and water or coffee may back up in the filter basket.
The water reservoir markings are minimum fill lines that indicate the amount of water needed for that brew size. However, all brew styles use different amounts of water to create the proper flavor and concentration, so occasionally some water may remain in the reservoir.
If the clock stops flashing and does not display the correct time of day, pressing the hour (H) or minute (M) button at any time will cause the clock to flash again. You can now reprogram the correct time by following the previous steps. If the clock stops flashing and does not display the correct time of day, pressing the hour (H) or minute (M) button at any time will cause the clock to flash again. You can now reprogram the correct time by following the previous steps.
Yes. While we recommend dairy milk for best performance, you can froth almond milk or soy milk. For better results, use soy milk heated.
Our integrated frother is capable of transforming hot or cold milk into a silky microfoam. For hot froth, the milk will need to either be preheated in the microwave for 45 to 60 seconds or simmered on a stovetop. Cold froth is made with cold milk and is an excellent addition to iced lattes or frozen blended drinks.
recommend placing soapy water in your cup to clean the frother while it is still attached. recommend placing soapy water in your cup to clean the frother while it is still attached.
When frothing during brewing, reach across top of the brewer. Steam is released from the top of the brewer and can result in a steam burn. reach across top of the brewer. Steam is released from the top of the brewer and can result in a steam burn.
To set up your frother, swing the frother arm from the back of the machine to the front until it is locked into place. Install the whisk onto the integrated frother by pushing up the whisk and rotating it counterclockwise. There are also lock icons on the frother whisk to indicate which way to turn it to lock it in. To remove the frother whisk, twist clockwise and pull down.
For best results and to create the most froth using hot milk, we recommend using whole milk. For cold froth, we recommend skim milk.
When the brew basket is fully closed, the control panel will display options for coffee or tea, depending on which filter holder is inserted.
You can store the cord inside the unit. Push the cord into the opening on the back of the unit.
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fill the water reservoir with anything other than water, as other liquids may damage your brewer. fill the water reservoir with anything other than water, as other liquids may damage your brewer.
To remove, slide the brew basket out and lift the filter holder straight up from the brew basket. To reinsert, set the filter holder back into the brew basket. Once the filter holder is in place, slide the brew basket all the way in until it clicks into place.
Tea can be made from hard, dense ingredients like spices and dried fruit, or soft, delicate ingredients. Each tea type requires different brewing temperatures to yield the best flavor. The system is expertly calibrated to brew each of the major types of tea" Herbal, Black, White, Oolong, Green"at the ideal temperature, bringing out their freshest flavors and complex nuances.
To adjust the duration of the Intelligent Warming Plate, press and hold STAY WARM until the clock begins to flash the current Stay Warm duration. Quickly press the hour (H) and/or minute (M) buttons to increase the time up to 4 hours or to decrease the time to 0 hours. Press STAY WARM to set the new time. Or wait 5 seconds, and the unit will beep, signifying the new time has been set. Next, the clock will display the current warming plate temperature. To keep the same temperature, press STAY WARM, or wait 5 seconds for the same temperature to lock in. To change the temperature, press the hour (H) or (M) buttons. Press STAY WARM, or wait 5 seconds for the temperature to lock in.
The HOT SURFACE light will illuminate when the warming plate is hot. touch the surface when this light is illuminated. touch the surface when this light is illuminated.
touch the surface when this light is illuminated. touch the surface when this light is illuminated.
Select the Full Carafe size and set the empty carafe beneath the brew basket. 2 Use a descaling solution specifically formulated for coffeemaker cleaning and follow the directions on the package. Fill the water reservoir up to, but not exceeding, the Max Fill line (50 oz.). Fill the water reservoir to the Travel Mug line (16 oz.) with white vinegar, then fill the rest of the reservoir with water up to, but not exceeding, the Max Fill line. Use only white vinegar. Once the water reservoir is filled with the cleaning solution and water mixture, press the CLEAN button. If you cancel the clean cycle, your machine will not be properly descaled. The clock will display and count down the remaining clean cycle time. It takes approximately 60 minutes to complete a full cycle. Your unit will deliver a small amount of cleaning solution to distribute through the system. It will then pause, deliver additional cleaning solution, and continue for 60 minutes. The extended pauses allow for maximum cleaning and descaling. remove the carafe at any time throughout the clean cycle. Upon completion, the brewer will beep, the clock will display "End," and the CLEAN light will turn off. Empty and thoroughly clean the carafe and water reservoir with warm, soapy water to remove any cleaning solution that could affect the flavor of your coffee or tea. Fill the reservoir with fresh water up to, but not exceeding, the Max Fill line and set the empty carafe beneath the brew basket. Flush the system by running a Full Carafe, Classic Brew cycle with water only. After the cycle is complete, discard the water and thoroughly clean the carafe. To cancel the clean cycle, press the Power button or CLEAN button once. The unit will beep and stop brewing through the cleaning mixture. Continue to follow the instructions starting at Step 6. To cancel the clean cycle, press the Power button or CLEAN button once. The unit will beep and stop brewing through the cleaning mixture. Continue to follow the instructions starting at Step 6.
use a wire brush. The thermal carafe is dishwasher safe. Wipe down the main unit, showerhead, and water reservoir shelf with a damp, soft cloth. immerse the brewer in water. immerse the brewer in water.
use a wire brush. The glass carafe and brew-through lid are top-rack dishwasher safe. use a wire brush. The glass carafe and brew-through lid are top-rack dishwasher safe.
use a wire brush. The thermal carafe is dishwasher safe. dishwasher safe.
The CLEAN button/indicator will illuminate orange when the system detects calcium buildup that could be affecting the flavor of your coffee or tea. The CLEAN button/indicator may illuminate more frequently if you live in a hard water area.
We recommend descaling solution made specifically for coffeemaker cleaning. You may also use white vinegar.
The thermal carafe is dishwasher safe. dishwasher safe.
The CLEAN light illuminates when you need to run a clean cycle. If the light is on and you have recently completed a clean cycle, you may need to run another cycle to remove additional mineral buildup that occurs naturally over time.
The model can be found on the bottom of your unit, or in your Owner's Guide.
Wash the water reservoir, carafe, removable filter holders, and permanent filters in warm, soapy water with a soft cloth. Rinse all parts, and dry thoroughly. Before first use, prime the system by running two Full Carafe, Classic Brew cycles with water only. After each cycle is complete, discard the water.
When using a paper filter, do not also use the permanent filter. When using a paper filter, do not also use the permanent filter.