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Keurig vs. Ninja Coffee Bar, Which Coffee System Is Right For You?

What Is Ninja Coffee Bar? How Is It Different Than Keurig?

Ninja Coffee Bar is a single serve coffee maker, much like Keurig. However, it’s not a system that relies on pods, it uses ground coffee, instead, just like a traditional coffee maker.

But Ninja Coffee Bar is not just a single serve coffee maker. ‘Coffee Bar’ refers to the fact that it can prepare an array of coffee drinks: a full pot, a half pot, a single cup or travel mug, and specialty coffee drinks.

Let’s look at the features of Ninja Coffee Bar CF092:

  • Pod-free single serve coffee maker. Uses coffee ground only.
  • Customize your brew strength: Classic, Rich, Over Ice, Speciality or Cafe Forte.
  • Brew Sizes: Cup, XL Cup, Travel Mug, XL Multi-serve, Half carafe and full 10-cup carafe.
  • Built-in milk frother allows you to froth milk to make specialty coffee drinks.
  • Warming plate (with the glass carafe model) keeps coffee hot for hours.
  • Available in different models that include different accessories like double walled tumbler, glass or thermal carafe.

Click here to learn more about Ninja Coffee Bar, read the customer reviews and buy it.

What Is Cafe Forte?

This custom brew is an 8 oz of size that produces a bold and complex coffee flavor. If you prefer a strong brew, this would be your choice.

How Is Ninja Coffee System Different Than Keurig?

In this case, we will be comparing the Ninja Coffee System to Keurig 2.0 for a fair comparison. If you want o see a comparison of Keurig vs. Ninja’s single-serve coffee maker, click here.

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FeaturePod free single serve and carafe coffee system
Custom Brews: Classic, Rich, or Over Ice; or Signature Brews: Specialty and Cafe Forte
Custom Brew Sizes: Cup, XL Cup, Travel Mug, XL Multi-Serve, Half Carafe, and Full Carafe
Built-In frother to brew, froth and drink-all in your favorite mug
Advanced Thermal Flavor Extraction Technology and Auto-iQ One-Touch Intelligence
The ultimate Keurig coffee maker. Includes 6 K-Cup pods and a water filter handle + 2 filters to help your beverages taste their best
A large 80oz water reservoir allows you to brew 10+ cups more before having to refill, saving you time and simplifying your morning routine. The water reservoir is removable, making it easy to refill whenever you need to, and on the K575, you can choose from several different nightlight colors to illuminate your kitchen at night.
Brews multiple K-Cup pod brew sizes (4, 6, 8, 10, 12 oz.) and brews a Carafe (22, 26, or 30oz) using K-Carafe pods, to give you more coffee when you need it (Carafe sold separately)
Strength Control: A strength control setting allows you to brew a bolder cup using any K-Cup pod brew size. Plus, five temperature settings allow you to enjoy your favorite beverage at your desired temperature
Hot Water on Demand: Press the hot water on demand button and select your desired brew size in order to dispense hot water. A removable drip tray at the base of the brewer catches drips and makes for easy clean-up
An extra-large color touch screen with a digital clock makes it easy to brew a fresh, great tasting cup in under a minute. Plus, program your brewer to turn on or off automatically at set times, so that it is ready to go when you want it, and turns off to conserve energy.
TitleNinja Coffee Bar Glass Carafe System (CF091)Keurig K575 Single Serve Programmable K-Cup Coffee Maker with 12 oz brew size and hot water on demand, Platinum
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  • Of course, the one major difference here is the fact that a Ninja Coffee System is pod-free and gives you the freedom of using your own coffee ground. While the Keurig system uses K-Cup pods mainly, with the option of using coffee ground with a reusable filter.
  • When it comes to cup sizes, although both systems use different names, they both pretty much offer the same selection of cup sizes. But, there’s a difference in brew strength customization:
    • Keurig has the option of creating a strong brew, which works by steeping the coffee ground in the K-Cup for a longer time before releasing it into the cup.
    • Ninja Coffee Bar has classic, Rich (which is strong brew), Cafe Forte which is another strong brew.

  • When it comes to specialty coffee drinks, none of these coffee systems can prepare an authentic espresso shot. However, Ninja Coffee Bar can prepare a better cup than Keurig. With a Ninja Coffee Bar, the machine can prepare a concentrated 4 oz coffee that can be combined with milk that you can froth using the built-in frother. This way, you’re getting a drink made with espresso-like coffee and fresh milk. On the other hand, Keurig’s specialty coffee drinks come packed fully in a K-Cup, which means you’re making a drink using flavored powered milk.

Making Drinks Other than Coffee:

  • With a Keurig, you can make drinks like hot chocolate or tea for example. There’s a large variety of drinks available as K-Cups.
  • Ninja Coffee Bar System is for coffee drinks only.

Included Accessories:

  • The Ninja Coffee Bar is available in a range of model numbers, each includes different accessories with it. Of course the prices on these models vary depending on the included accessories, which are: glass carafe, thermal carafe or double-wall tumbler.
  • Keurig 2.0, unfortunately, no longer includes any accessories with the machine. The only thing you’ll get is a water filtration kit. As for the carafe, you’ll have to purchase separately. You might find bundle deals from different sellers.

Which One To Buy?

Which one of these is the right choice for you will depend on what you need from your brewer:

  • If you or your family members like a variety of drinks, whether its coffee, tea or hot chocolate, then you’ll love the variety Keurig can offer you. Using K-Cups also makes the preparation of a drink much faster and mess-free.
  • If you’re only looking to make coffee drinks only, the Ninja Coffee Bar can give you more value for its price. However, the process of making a cup of pot isn’t as quick. There’s also the clean up of filters (either reusable or paper) after use. So while it’s great, it is not as convenient as using a Keurig.

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What Is The Largest Cup a Keurig Can Brew?

Okay, it is quite obvious that you mean business and you want the largest cup you can possibly get from a Keurig. No, problem…

If you want a Keurig that does it all, we can right away recommend you look into a Keurig 2.0 Brewer. And here’s why:

  • Keurig 2.0 give you a lot more options when it comes to sizes. It brews three types of pods: K-Cup, K-Mug and K-Carafe.
    • K-Cups which give you 10 oz to 12 oz max, depending on the model.
    • K-Mug pods, which can brew up to 18 oz of coffee (also depending on the model)
    • And K-Carafe, which can brew a carafe up to 30 oz.

So, in theory, the most you can make out of a Keurig 2.0 brewer is 30 oz using a K-Carafe pod.

But which Keurig 2.0 brewer will unlock all available sizes? It’s definitely the K575:

  • It can brew up to 18 oz using a K-Mug or 30 oz using a K-Carafe pod.
  • It has a generous 80 oz water reservoir, so you won’t need to refill the machine regularly.
  • It has the largest color touchscreen display of all Keurig 2.0 machines, making it the most convenient to use.

So, if you often like to brew a travel mug or any large mug, this is definitely your machine. Just make sure you’ll brew your large mug using a K-Mug pod, which contains more coffee ground in it and therefor results in a stronger large cup than a regular K-Cup.

Click here to read our review and comparisons of the Keurig K575.

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New classic Keurig Coffee Makers with 12 oz Cup Size (2018):

If you prefer a classic Keurig over a 2.0 brewer (not sure about the difference? Click here), here are the two models that make the largest cup, which is 12 oz:

Keurig K-Select has four cup sizes with 12 oz being the largest.

And K-Elite comes with five cup sizes including 12 oz.

The great thing about K-Select and K-Elite is that they’re classic Keurig brewers, which means they use old-school K-Cup pods and refillable pods. On the down side (not necessarily though), you can’t brew a full carafe… it shouldn’t be a big deal though if it’s not something you need.

Keurig K575 Review and Comparisons

 

The Keurig K575 is the top of the line model in the Keurig 2.0 Brewers family. It is the largest in size and brews the most cup sizes, that in addition to a lot more features we’ll look at in this post.

What Is a Keurig 2.0 Brewer?

Keurig 2.0 is a type of Keurig coffee maker that brews all your favorite K-Cup, but offers you an additional feature of brewing a carafe as well. A Keurig 2.0 has a reader that automatically recognizes the coffee pod you insert and adjusts the machine for you to the optimal settings, but you still have the option to customize, of course.

Features of the Keurig 2.0 K575:

  • Brew a variety of cup sizes and carafe, up to 30 oz.
  • Cup sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10,12 oz. Mug sizes: 12, 14, 16, 18 oz, Carafe sizes: 22, 24 and 30 oz.
  • XL 2.8” color touchscreen display for easy customizing and programmability
  • Ability to save your favorite settings.
  • 80 oz water reservoir.
  • Hot Water on demand.
  • Adjust the strength and temperature of your drink.
  • Compatible with Keurig 2.0 reusable pod which allows you to brew your own coffee ground.

Click here to learn more about Keurig K575, read the customer reviews and buy it.

Keurig K575 vs. K500 vs. K550 vs. K545 PLUS, What’s The Difference?

When shopping for the Keurig K575, you’ll probably come across a variation of the model name that will confuse you. Is there an actual difference between these models?

For the most part, no, there’s no much difference in the machine itself, although there are a few notes worth mentioning:

  • The K500 was the first of all these models to be released. It features the main features of brewing but lacks the 12 oz cup size and doesn’t have temperature control. It also lacks the water filtration kit that comes with later models and NO hot water on demand.
  • The K550 comes next, still the same as the K500, but this one included a carafe and a set of K-Cups and K-Carafe pod samplers. It also included a water filters set. But still no hot water on demand and no temperature control.
  • The K545 PLUS is next in line, it includes the reusable K-Cup 2.0 with it so you don’t have to purchase it separately. It has the hot water on demand feature and the 12 oz cup size. But it does NOT have water filter kit and does not come with a carafe.
  • Last but not least is the K575, at this point the the Keurig 2.0 has been updated to have the temperature control, all sizes including 12 oz for cup sizes, up to 18 oz travel mug size and up to 30 oz carafe size. It includes a pack of pod sampler, the water filter starter kit but no carafe and no reusable K-Cup pod.

It seems like Keurig won’t be including a carafe with its 2.0 brewers from now on, but you can purchase either a regular or thermal carafe as a separate purchase.

What Pods Are Compatible with Keurig 2.0 K575?

You can use any K-Cup, K-Mug, K-Carafe and Vue pods that are labeled as Keurig 2.0 compatible. There are over 500 varieties available from 75+ brands, so you’ll have plenty to choose from!

NOTE: If you want to use Vue pods with your Keurig 2.0, DOUBLE check that the package says it can be used with a Keurig 2.0 brewer.

Keurig K575 Comparisons:

Keurig K575 vs. K-Elite:

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TitleKeurig K575 Single Serve Programmable K-Cup Coffee Maker with 12 oz brew size and hot water on demand, PlatinumKeurig K-Elite K Single Serve K-Cup Pod Maker, with Strong Temperature Control, Iced Coffee Capability, 12oz Brew Size, Programmable, Brushed Silver
FeatureThe ultimate Keurig coffee maker. Includes 6 K-Cup pods and a water filter handle + 2 filters to help your beverages taste their best
A large 80oz water reservoir allows you to brew 10+ cups more before having to refill, saving you time and simplifying your morning routine. The water reservoir is removable, making it easy to refill whenever you need to, and on the K575, you can choose from several different nightlight colors to illuminate your kitchen at night.
Brews multiple K-Cup pod brew sizes (4, 6, 8, 10, 12 oz.) and brews a Carafe (22, 26, or 30oz) using K-Carafe pods, to give you more coffee when you need it (Carafe sold separately)
Strength Control: A strength control setting allows you to brew a bolder cup using any K-Cup pod brew size. Plus, five temperature settings allow you to enjoy your favorite beverage at your desired temperature
Hot Water on Demand: Press the hot water on demand button and select your desired brew size in order to dispense hot water. A removable drip tray at the base of the brewer catches drips and makes for easy clean-up
An extra-large color touch screen with a digital clock makes it easy to brew a fresh, great tasting cup in under a minute. Plus, program your brewer to turn on or off automatically at set times, so that it is ready to go when you want it, and turns off to conserve energy.
WHAT'S IN THE BOX: A bonus 6-count K-Cup pod variety pack, one water filter handle, and one filter to help ensure your beverages taste their absolute best.
BREWS MULTIPLE CUP SIZES: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12oz Enjoy the most popular cup sizes.
STRONG BREW BUTTON: Increases the strength and bold taste of your coffee’s flavor.
ICED SETTING: Brew hot over ice at the touch of a button for full-flavored, delicious iced coffee.
HOT WATER ON DEMAND BUTTON: Perfect for instant soups or oatmeal.
COFFEE IN NO TIME: Brews K-Cup pods in under a minute.
LARGE 75oz WATER RESERVOIR: Allows you to brew 8 cups before having to refill, saving you time and simplifying your morning routine. Removable reservoir makes refilling easy.
REMOVABLE DRIP TRAY: Accommodates travel mugs up to 7.2” tall and holds a full accidental brew for easy cleanup.
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The K-Elite is a new addition to Keurig’s line of coffee makers. It’s NOT a Keurig 2.0 brewer, but it has features are just as good.

  • It has five cup options: 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 oz.
  • It has Strong brew, Iced, high altitude settings.
  • It also has temperature control.
  • Programmable clock for auto on/off.
  • Hot water on demand.

How Is It Different Than K575?

  • Keurig K575 is a Keurig 2.0 brewer, so it has more cup and carafe options. K-Elite has cup options only.
  • K-Elite is a classic brewer, meaning it is compatible with all K-cup pods included branded cups, generic cups and refillable cups. With K575, you can either buy branded K-Cup pods or a Keurig refillable cup.
  • Controls wise, K575 has a colored touch screen. The K-Elite has simpler button controls, with a dedicated button for each cup size and a small screen for clock settings.
  • The K575 has a larger water 80 oz reservoir (naturally, since it can brew a carafe) The K-Elite has 75 oz water reservoir, which is considered quite generous for its class.

Click here to learn more about Keurig K-Elite, read the customer reviews and buy it.

Keurig K575 vs. K475, What’s The Difference?

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TitleKeurig K575 Single Serve Programmable K-Cup Coffee Maker with 12 oz brew size and hot water on demand, PlatinumKeurig K475 Single Serve Programmable K- Cup Pod Coffee Maker with 12 oz brew size and temperature control, Black
FeatureThe ultimate Keurig coffee maker. Includes 6 K-Cup pods and a water filter handle + 2 filters to help your beverages taste their best
A large 80oz water reservoir allows you to brew 10+ cups more before having to refill, saving you time and simplifying your morning routine. The water reservoir is removable, making it easy to refill whenever you need to, and on the K575, you can choose from several different nightlight colors to illuminate your kitchen at night.
Brews multiple K-Cup pod brew sizes (4, 6, 8, 10, 12 oz.) and brews a Carafe (22, 26, or 30oz) using K-Carafe pods, to give you more coffee when you need it (Carafe sold separately)
Strength Control: A strength control setting allows you to brew a bolder cup using any K-Cup pod brew size. Plus, five temperature settings allow you to enjoy your favorite beverage at your desired temperature
Hot Water on Demand: Press the hot water on demand button and select your desired brew size in order to dispense hot water. A removable drip tray at the base of the brewer catches drips and makes for easy clean-up
An extra-large color touch screen with a digital clock makes it easy to brew a fresh, great tasting cup in under a minute. Plus, program your brewer to turn on or off automatically at set times, so that it is ready to go when you want it, and turns off to conserve energy.
A premium, customizable coffee maker. Includes 6 K-Cup pods and a water filter handle + 2 filters to help your beverages taste their best
A large 70oz water reservoir allows you to brew 8+ cups more before having to refill, saving you time and simplifying your morning routine. The water reservoir is removable, making it easy to refill whenever you need to.
Brews multiple K-Cup pod brew sizes (4, 6, 8, 10, 12 oz.). Brews a Carafe (22, 26, or 30oz) using K-Carafe pods, to give you more coffee when you need it.(Carafe sold separately)
A strength control setting allows you to brew a bolder cup using any K-Cup pod brew size. Plus, five temperature settings allow you to enjoy your favorite beverage at your desired temperature
A large color touch screen with a digital clock makes it easy to brew a fresh, great tasting cup in under a minute. Plus, program your brewer to turn on or off automatically at set times, so that it is ready to go when you want it, and turns off to conserve energy.
Dispense hot water only by opening and closing the brewer handle (without a pod), and selecting your desired brew size. A removable drip tray at the base of the brewer catches drips and makes for easy clean-up
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The K475 is the smaller version of the K575…

  • It has a smaller 2.4” screen, but its still colored and touchscreen.
  • It has a smaller 70 oz water reservoir.
  • It includes a pack of 6 pods to sample and it includes the water filter kit.
  • It does NOT include a carafe or reusable K-Cup filter, same as the K575.

Features Wise:

  • The largest K-Cup size it can brew is 16 oz ( vs. 18 oz on the K575)
  • It doesn’t have the hot water on demand feature.

Click here to learn more about the Keurig K475, read the customer reviews and buy it.

Keurig K575 vs. K55, What’s The Difference?

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TitleKeurig K575 Single Serve Programmable K-Cup Coffee Maker with 12 oz brew size and hot water on demand, PlatinumKeurig K55 Single Serve Programmable K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker, Black
FeatureThe ultimate Keurig coffee maker. Includes 6 K-Cup pods and a water filter handle + 2 filters to help your beverages taste their best
A large 80oz water reservoir allows you to brew 10+ cups more before having to refill, saving you time and simplifying your morning routine. The water reservoir is removable, making it easy to refill whenever you need to, and on the K575, you can choose from several different nightlight colors to illuminate your kitchen at night.
Brews multiple K-Cup pod brew sizes (4, 6, 8, 10, 12 oz.) and brews a Carafe (22, 26, or 30oz) using K-Carafe pods, to give you more coffee when you need it (Carafe sold separately)
Strength Control: A strength control setting allows you to brew a bolder cup using any K-Cup pod brew size. Plus, five temperature settings allow you to enjoy your favorite beverage at your desired temperature
Hot Water on Demand: Press the hot water on demand button and select your desired brew size in order to dispense hot water. A removable drip tray at the base of the brewer catches drips and makes for easy clean-up
An extra-large color touch screen with a digital clock makes it easy to brew a fresh, great tasting cup in under a minute. Plus, program your brewer to turn on or off automatically at set times, so that it is ready to go when you want it, and turns off to conserve energy.
The Classic Keurig K-Cup Single Serve Coffee Maker. Includes 4 K-Cup pods and a water filter handle + 2 water filters to help your beverages taste their best
Brews multiple K-Cup Pod sizes (6, 8, 10 oz.) - the most popular K-Cup pod brew sizes. Use the 6oz brew size to achieve the strongest brew.
A large 48 oz. water reservoir allows you to brew 6+ cups before having to refill, saving you time and simplifying your morning routine. The water reservoir is removable, making it easy to refill whenever you need to.
Simple button controls make it easy to brew your favorite beverage. Just insert a pod, select your desired brew size, and brew a fresh, great-tasting cup in under a minute
Dispense hot water only by opening and closing the brewer handle (without a pod), and selecting your desired brew size. A removable drip tray at the base of the brewer catches drips and makes for easy clean-up
Auto-off: An auto-off feature is easily programmed to turn off your brewer after it has been idle for two hours, helping to save energy
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The K55 is not a Keurig 2.0 brewer, so while it brews K-Cup pods for single cup servings, it doesn’t brew larger cups or carafes.

Let’s look at the features of the Keurig K55:

  • It brews 3 cup sizes: 6, 8 and 10 oz.
  • has a 48 oz water reservoir.
  • It has no display or customization settings.
  • Control panel features buttons for each cup size and light indicators.
  • Removable drip tray allows you to fit a travel mug.
  • Compatible with My K-Cup reusable filter. (sold separately)
  • It includes a 4-pack variety pod, two water filters and a water filter handler.

The K55 is quite simple brewer in comparison to the K575. It is a perfect solution for anyone who wants to brew a single cup at a time (max of 10 oz) with no customization to strength or temperature.

Read our Keurig K55 Comparisons here.

Pod Compatibility:

The K55 is compatible with the older version of K-Cups. However, you can’t fit a K-Mug or K-Carafe pod in it, since those are especially made for Keurig 2.0 brewers.

Click here to learn more about the Keurig K55, read the customer reviews and buy it.

Which of These Is the Right One For You?

By now, you’ve probably realized that the Keurig K575 definitely offers the most in features. If you can about the strength and temperature of your coffee, the K575 and K454 would be a great choice. How do you choose between those two? Here are the questions to ask:

  • What’s the largest cup size you’d like to brew? 16 oz is the max on the K454 and 18 oz is the largest cup on the K575.
  • There’s only 10 oz difference in the water reservoir sizes: the K575 has 80 oz capacity while the K454 has 70 oz capacity. Decide if that would make a difference in your daily use.
  • Do you need hot water on demand? this is a helpful feature for anyone who wants to make an instant meal, soup or brew a tea bag. Only K575 has this feature.

Click here to learn more about Keurig K575, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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