How to Make Nitro Cold Brew: Enjoying the Delicious Coffee Trend

Nitro cold brew has become increasingly popular in recent years thanks to its smooth, creamy texture and unique flavor. While you can certainly buy it at your favorite coffee shop.

Making nitro cold brew at home is surprisingly easy and can save money. Here's a step-by-step guide to making your nitro cold brew:

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Step 1: Prepare Your Cold Brew

The first step in making nitro cold brew is preparing your cold brew coffee. If you make your own, grind your coffee beans to a coarse texture and steep them in cold water for at least 12 hours.

Step 2: Infuse Your Cold Brew with Nitrogen

Once you have your cold brew coffee, it's time to infuse it with nitrogen. There are several ways to do this, but two of the most common methods are using a nitro canister or a whipped cream dispenser.

If you opt for the nitro canister, pour your cold brew into the canister, add the nitrogen cartridge, and shake it vigorously for 30 seconds.

If you use a whipped cream dispenser, pour your cold brew into the dispenser, add one nitro charger per cup of coffee, and shake the dispenser for 30 seconds.

Step 3: Pour and Enjoy

After infusing your cold brew coffee with nitrogen, it's time to pour and enjoy it. Pour the nitro cold brew into a glass, and you'll notice the cascading effect and creamy texture that make this coffee unique.

You can add milk or cream to your nitro cold brew for a richer flavor, but it's also delicious.


Can I make nitro cold brew without a canister or dispenser?

You can still make nitro cold brew without a canister or dispenser using a nitro-infusing bottle or a whipped cream dispenser.

How long does nitro cold brew last?

Nitro cold brew can last up to two weeks when stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

What type of coffee is best for nitro cold brew?

Medium dark roast coffee with low acidity is best for nitro cold brew.


Making nitro cold brew at home is a simple and rewarding experience that anyone can enjoy. With just a few easy steps, you can make a delicious and creamy cup of nitro cold brew coffee that rivals any coffee shop's version. So, the next time you crave this unique coffee trend, try it at home!

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