I am sure you have heard of cold brew and nitro cold brew even if you are an occasional coffee drinker. It is hard to escape with everyone offering some form of cold brew and nitro cold brew. The buzz has been around for several years now and has become a staple in most cafes and with most consumers. Are you feeling adventurous this holiday season to try at home? It may be easier than you think!
You can always try cold brew coffee on tap at your favorite cafe or even at Starbucks! Most coffee shops either make their own cold brew or source it from a local roaster. If you want to make your own at home, you can start small by making your own cold brew in a mason jar.
Pick your favorite coffee (light or medium roast to start) that is coarsely ground and simply add it to your mason jar (32oz or smaller). Add about 4-5oz of coffee grinds. To this add cold or room temeprature water half way and gently stir to ensure all the grounds are wet. Add more water and fill the jar before you close and leave it in your refrigerator. Let it sit for 12-24 hours. The longer it seeps the stronger the coffee. The last step is to strain it so you collect the cold brew and get rid of the grinds or feed it to your plants! Put the strained cold brew back in the refrigerator. That’s it!
Try tasting and experiment to see what dilution ratio works for you. It could be 1 part of cold brew to 3 parts water. This really comes down to your preference. The important thing to note that coffee extracted this way has less bitterness and it has a smooth texture and the astringent properties of coffee are significantly reduced! Enjoy your cold brew as is or with your choice of dairy or non-dairy milk.
Easy, right? Now you can elevate your cold brew to a nitro cold brew. Enjoy nitro cold brew on tap again at your favorite coffee shop or get ready to make your own at home with the cold brew you just made. There are many systems out there that can make a good nitro coffee on tap. But you may or may not want something so fancy to dedicate a tap to it at home. Afterall, you are just trying it out first. Among many options in the market, what we like the most, you guessed it right, is the NitroBrew single serve system!
Although we have systems that can nitrogenate cold brew on the way to the tap and pour a classic nitro brew on tap, we would recommend the single serve system for most home users. It is a fun and easy to use machine that is super flexible and versatile and allows for experimentation. The nitro brew coffee elevates cold brew significantly. It makes it super smooth and creamy to taste and has a unique mouthfeel. Nitro brew also puts on a show and the visuals are memerizing and eye-catching. With the NitroBrew single serve systems, unlike others in the market, there is no need for any cylinders or cartridges that end up in a landfill. NitroBrew offers a really sustainable way to enjoy nitro brew at home without the need to periodically replenish any supplies. The only thing you need to worry about is your coffee grounds. We use air which is 78% nitrogen so you never have to worry about filling cylinders or throwing cartridges and polluting the environment.
If you have been on the fence about making cold brew coffee and nitro brew coffee at home or office, we hope we have demistified this process. It can be as simple as you want to make it with tools available in your home already and a small investment for a nitro infuser. Hope you enjoy cold brew or nitro brew on tap at your favorite local cafe or make your own from the comfort of your home this holiday season! If you are on a roll, you can even try a beer or tea on nitro with NitroBrew! You will be hooked to the smoothness of nitro brew!
Happy Holidays and we wish you the very best cold brew and nitro cold brew experience this season while you enjoy time with family and friends!