Ninja Coffee Bar CF080Z Review

Kurtis By: Kurtis | Last updated January 23, 2021

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9.3 / 10


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  • Multi-Serve Cup Platform
  • Ninja Easy Frother
  • Ninja® Auto-iQ™ One-Touch Intelligence


  • The glass carafe can be a bit tricky to clean
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The Ninja Coffee Bar CF080Z is one of the best-looking coffee makers you could wish for. It comes with dozens of customizing options and it allows you to make any kind of coffee you can imagine. It’s easy to use and lets you brew up to 8 cups of coffee in one cycle.



Although ninjas aren’t necessarily related to coffee in any way, the Ninja Coffee Bar CF080Z coffee maker is one of the best coffee makers on the market today. It’s elegant and multifunctional allowing you to make your coffee just the way you like it. If you’ve always wanted to try your luck as a barista, this coffee machine is the best place to start.

One look at the “Ninja” and you’ll fall in love. This coffee maker is definitely one of the best-looking appliances on the market. Although it looks modern, it has a sort of a retro appeal with its ribbed water reservoir and a sleek exterior. And as if all that wasn’t enough, the amazing Sofia Vergara is there to sell it to you on their website.

It comes with a 43-oz. glass carafe which sits on the Intelligent Warming Plate keeping your coffee warm as soon as you start brewing. Just to be on the safe side, the machine turns off the plate automatically after two hours.

And while it is pretty, the Ninja Coffee Bar CF080Z offers much more than its looks. This is not just another coffee maker. It offers so many different settings and add-ons it’s no wonder they call it the “Bar”. This coffee machine can brew up to eight cups of coffee while allowing you to choose the amount before every cycle. There are four options – Cup, Travel, Half and Full. The cup option lets you take out the carafe, and by lowering a cup holder, elegantly place your cup to be filled precisely as it should. The Travel option works similarly, adjusting the brew to the size of your travel mug. To make things much simpler than usual, the Ninja doesn’t require you to measure the amount of water for each brew, rather it uses the Auto-iQ One-Touch Intelligence feature that drains the exact amount of water needed for each individual brew.

When it comes to the coffee itself, you get to choose between the Classic, Rich, Over Ice and Specialty brew. This is one of the few models on the market that offer these kinds of possibilities. The Ninja lets you re-create drinks from your favorite coffeehouses. In case you’re making a drink for “on-the-go”, you can simply pour the coffee directly into your Ninja Hot & Cold™ 18 oz. Insulated Tumbler after you’ve selected the brew you’d like.

For more complicated drinks, the machine comes with a hand-pumped frother. It’s as elegant as the coffee maker itself, and it will come in handy if you’re trying to nail that perfect cappuccino you had last week. To get you on your way to becoming the barista everyone’s talking about, the Ninja Coffee Bar CF080Z comes with a recipe book with over 50 pages of different coffee ideas. As if that wasn’t enough, you can call the “Coffee Concierge” free of charge if you get stuck on any of the recipes.

Ease of use

The Ninja Coffee Bar CF080Z is certainly not the simplest appliance to use. And while an abundance of different features and coffee making possibilities might seem exciting to some, other users might find that using this coffee maker can be tricky at times.

There are several different options you can experiment with in order to make your own perfect cup of joe. However, for a regular brew, there are a few steps you need to make before you get to enjoy a cuppa. First thing's first, you need to slowly twist off the water reservoir and fill it up. Next step is putting it back carefully and grabbing the brew basket by pulling it towards you in order to fill it up with coffee. Since the Ninja Coffee Bar CF080Z comes with a plastic coffee scoop, you can use it to measure the exact amount you need for your brew and pour it inside the brew basket. Another great thing about this coffee maker is that it doesn’t require you to use paper filters. It has a permanent filter which saves you a lot of time and money down the road. As we mentioned earlier, the CF080Z comes with an abundance of features. Primarily, it allows you to choose the type of brew you’d like to make, as well as the amount of coffee you’re about to brew. All these elements combined work together to bring you the perfect cup of coffee with a rich aroma while making sure it’s of the right temperature.

Cleaning your coffee machine can be a nightmare, but that isn’t the case with the Ninja. Since it’s incredibly intuitive, the coffee machine will alert you when it needs to be cleaned. Once you see the light indicator, all you have to do is run a solution of white vinegar and water through it with another cycle of fresh water after it to get rid of the taste. Cleaning the glass carafe can be a bit trickier. Since the neck of the container is rather small, we wouldn’t recommend that you try to clean it with a sponge, but rather place it in a dish washer or use a bottle brush to get in all the areas you wouldn’t otherwise be able to reach.

And while the Ninja Coffee Bar CF080Z can be a bit too much for some, it is a dream come true for others. This coffee maker will let you set your coffee dreams loose by allowing you to experiment with several different settings and the options of frothing milk, making iced beverages and more. This stylish coffee machine offers a lot for an inexpensive price tag. So, if you’d like to try a “Sweet Sofiaccino” (Sofia Vergara’s signature drink) look up the recipe on Ninja’s website and start brewing.


At the time of writing this review, the Ninja Coffee Bar CF080Z could be found on Amazon for $164.99. And while most products Ninja makes are available through their website, the CF080Z isn’t, with the site redirecting you to Amazon’s web page.

Ninja offers a one-year limited warranty which is only valid if you buy the product directly through their website. Additional protection plans can be bought on Amazon for an extra charge.


Phone number: 866-826-6941




Ninja’s website is very helpful, if you’re looking for extra information on your new appliance. The support page is very well organized with clickable product pictures that will open that specific product’s help page with manuals, how-to videos and more. The site itself has a FAQ section, hundreds of tutorial videos as well as a big manuals database. If you need to reach customer support, you can do so throughout the week by phone or email.

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