Nitro cold brew is made by infusing the basic cold brew with nitrogen. Nitrogen, surprisingly, gives the cold brew a richer and creamier texture with a thick layer of froth. Most drinkers say it has the mouthfeel of a milky iced coffee, but of course, it doesn’t have any milk in it. Moreover, nitrogen itself is a sweet gas, and it does make the cold brew sweeter as well. The advantage of using nitrogen is that it has smaller bubbles than carbon dioxide. Thus, when infused into the coffee, nitrogen gives the coffee a luxurious mouthfeel.
The Recipe Specifications
- Time required: 12 hours (cold brew) and 10 minutes
- Drink size: 4 cups (250 ml per serving) or 2 pints (16 oz. or 500 ml)
- Nitro coffee dispenser
- A nitrogen cartridge
- A one-liter jug
- A pint glass
- Coarse coffee grounds for cold brew
- Fresh cold water
Mix the 120g of coffee grounds with 720 ml of fresh, cold water. Refrigerate the coffee mixture for at least 12 hours
Next, you take only 500ml of your cold brew coffee and add 300ml of cold water to it. You’ll have about 800ml of diluted cold coffee
Now pour the diluted cold brew into the flask of the nitro coffee dispenser and seal the mouth
Take 1 nitrous oxide cartridge and charge it up. Shake the flask for 30 seconds. Let the canister sit for about 30 seconds more and turn cold
Now take your pint glass and pour the coffee into it. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Note: hold the pint glass at a slight angle to create better foam at the top.