What is a Nitro Cold Brew?

July 08, 2024

What Is Nitro Cold Brew?

Nitro Cold Brew is a smooth and creamy version of cold brew coffee infused with nitrogen gas. It has a velvety texture, a visually appealing cascading effect when poured, and a subtle sweetness.

How Does It Taste?

Nitrogen makes coffee taste smoother and less bitter. It often has a rich, velvety texture and creamy mouthfeel. The nitrogen makes the coffee taste sweet. The creamy texture means you may not need to add cream or sugar.

Brewing Process

Like regular cold brew, nitro cold brew starts with coarsely ground coffee beans steeped in cold water. After steeping, the cold brew is filtered. Regular cold brew is ready to be served, but nitro cold brew is infused with nitrogen gas to create its signature texture and flavor.

Creamy Texture

Nitro cold brew has a creamy, velvety texture. The nitrogen infusion creates tiny bubbles that give nitro cold brew a frothy, cascading effect, similar to a stout beer.


Nitro cold brew is often served on tap, much like draft beer, and poured into a glass without ice to preserve its creamy texture and cascading bubbles.

Antioxidant Content

Nitro Cold Brew retains the antioxidants naturally present in coffee beans. Antioxidants help the body fight oxidative stress and inflammation, which can lead to better health.

Is Nitro Cold Brew Carbonated?

No, nitro cold brew is not carbonated. The nitrogen infusion creates a different type of bubble than carbon dioxide, it doesn't have the fizz of carbonated drinks like soda.

Make Nitro Cold Brew at Home

Traditionally, making nitro cold brew required a keg and nitrogen canister. Now, accessible home devices like Nitro cold brew coffee makers and kegs infuse your cold brew with nitrogen, creating a creamy texture, so you can easily make it at home.

Get ready to elevate your coffee game with this easy homemade Nitro Cold Brew recipe.


  • 1 cup coarsely ground coffee
  • 4 cups cold, filtered water
  • Nitro gas charger or whipped cream dispenser with nitro infusion attachment.


  1. Combine coarsely ground coffee beans and cold filtered water in an airtight container.
  2. Seal the container and let it steep in the refrigerator for 12 to 24 hours.
  3. Strain the cold brew concentrate to remove the coffee grounds and transfer it to a clean container.
  4. Infuse the cold brew with nitrogen using a nitro gas charger or a whipped cream dispenser with a nitro infusion attachment.
  5. Shake gently for 30s to distribute the nitrogen and let it settle for 1-2 minutes. 
  6. Serve the Nitro Cold Brew in a glass.
  7. Optionally, add flavors like cream, vanilla syrup, or anything else you enjoy to your glass, then dispense the Nitro Cold Brew right over it.

    With these easy-to-use home brewing devices, you can now make a great tasting, café-quality Nitro Cold Brew at home.


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