Ahh, iced coffee: The unofficial sign that summer is in full swing.
This summer, a certain kind of iced coffee has been popping up just about everywhere.
And it's infused with ~nitrogen~.
The nitrogen affects two main things in the coffee: taste and texture.
It's also creamier, even when served black:
At coffee shops, the icy brew is usually stored in a keg, pressurized, and poured from a tap:
The result is a foam finish, and those little champagne-like bubbles rising to the top.
Also worth noting? This stuff is strong.
Packaged versions are also popping up in some markets.
In Austin and Houston, you can find ones from Cuvee Coffee and District Roasters. Stumptown is testing a canned version in Oregon and California, in addition to serving it on tap at its locations in Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, and NYC. “Shipments are selling out every week,” said Aylsworth. “This year feels like the tipping point."