Category: Coffee Bar

Keurig Coffee Makers 2.0 – What’s New 

While coffee had built a haven inside humans, new coffee makers are constantly making their way into the market with newer technologies every day. Many companies are keen on launching a brand new line of coffee makers beside their old line in continuation. Keurig, a well known brand in the coffee universe, came up with its very own 2.0 version of coffee makers. As the name suggests, there must be something new introduced with this version of coffee makers. These new things are going to be the crux of our discussion in this article. So, let us see how Keurig overhauled their line-up and how it is going to be helpful. 

  • First things first: The new technology 

The Keurig coffee makers have been around for quite a while and their K-cups have apparently reached fame. The popularity and ease of using these cups gives the users an edge over the other brands. However, the introduction of new technology with the 2.0 restricts the usage of K-cups to licensed ones only. This technology is called DRM or the Digital Rights Management. 

Apparently, the technology makes use of a camera to detect a taggant on the K-cup material. If your choice of K-cups lacks this taggant, you will not be able to brew coffee on your machine. We understand that this may sound like a bummer because we do not keep a check on the pods that go into the coffee makers but it prevents duplication of materials. This also ensures that not just your cup of coffee but also the process of making remains authenticated. Furthermore, an unauthorized brand of pods might mess up your machine in the long run. To prevent possible hazards, this technology is a boon. 

That is not the only addition to the coffee machines. What else is new is the science involved in brewing coffee. We hear that flavour extraction and roasting techniques have been improved. There has been work that keeps in check your coffee cup preferences and remains consistent with it. 

Moreover, the 2.0 version of Keurig coffee makers adds the ability to brew more sizes, an advancement over the previous version that only offered three sizes. 

Apart from that, there is also a computer screen added to the coffee maker that helps you monitor the process manually. 

  • Should you go for it 

In our opinion, the technology is still in its nascent stages. It will take time for the loyal customers to accept the pod technology anew. While it may seem a little absurd that one particular brand can only provide the pods, Keurig has managed keep its sanctity alive with everything else that is on offer. You may say that this launch ensures that there will be Keurig exclusive coffee on your table making it sound all the more elite. 

While we have touched upon some new aspects of the Keurig 2.0 coffee makers, the choice remains in the hands of the customers. You may use this information to make an informed decision. Happy brewing!…

Ninja Coffee Bar Brewer System CF097 – My Review 

Ninja has emerged as a top choice among the coffee enthusiasts. I prefer calling me a coffee fanatic for I cannot, I repeat, I cannot breathe without coffee. Looking at the growing fad, I decided to get my hands on a Ninja Coffee Brewer myself. I went for the CF097 model and I must say there was not much space given for disappointment. I am going to elaborate the review in the forthcoming discussion for the readers to make a choice for themselves. I must iterate that I have been testing and reviewing coffee brewers for quite some time now. 

The signature Ninja features 

Every Ninja brewer comes with four types of brews out of the box. This feature is more than enough to set a standard apart from the mundane world of coffee brewers. A bit on the brewing systems is given as under: 

  • Specialty brew: This kind of brew consists of amplified flavors of coffee deemed fitting for your favorite lattes. 
  • Over-ice: The result of this brew is a highly concentrated coffee fitting for pouring over ice, thus ensuring that ice does not ruin a strong coffee experience for you. 
  • Rich brew: As the name suggests, the result of this brew is stronger than usual cup of coffee. 
  • Classic brew: A classic styled normally flavored coffee. 

The Ninja brewer does not require its filter to be replaced 

One of most lucrative aspects about the Ninja brewers is that they come preinstalled with a permanent filter that can use over and over again with any worry. 

The choice of carafes 

The Ninja Coffee Bar Brewer comes with 2 types of carafes: 

  • Thermal Carafe: This is a carafe made of stainless steel and well suited for times when you need to preserve hot coffee for later times. 
  • Glass Carafe: This carafe is kept at the optimum temperature by means of a heating plate with an automated turn-off system working for 2 hours. 


The things that I like about the Ninja Coffee Bar Brewer CF097 

While I have discussed some of the important features of the brewer system, it would now be pertinent to take up things that did not quite live up to the mark. Those things are: 

  • You would be surprised to know that despite so many impressive features, there is nothing that could stop the brewing process automatically. 
  • The coffee loses heat when placed in a thermal carafe in about an hour. This happens when heating plate is not used. 

 The things that really appealed to me 

There are things that did not fail to impress. They are: 

  • There is an indicator light which comes to life when there is a need for descaling. 
  • The Auto-iQ system is present in this model. 
  • CF097 is incredibly quick with iced coffee. 
  • The stainless steel carafe with a capacity of 50 ounces is able to keep coffee hot for longer periods. 

To draw a conclusion, I must say I am quite taken aback by the features this device has to offer. Keeping everything in mind, I would definitely recommend it to coffee lovers like me. Happy brewing!