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Here's Everything You Need To Know About Nitro Coffee

Brace yourselves, coffee fans. There's a new brew in town.

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~.

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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."

But for coffee aficionados who can't find the stuff locally — or for those not buying the hype — Brodey suggests a similar DIY alternative, sans the fancy nitrogen.

You won't get the slightly bubbly feel, but you'll get a crisp, concentrated cup — in less time than other iced coffee methods.


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