Nitro Cold Brew Coffee- Coffee Trend Of 2019
Nitro cold brew coffee has been in the market for some time now. Invented by Portland’s food scientist named Nate Armbust in 2013, this beer like cold brew coffee have received a lot of appreciation. From cafes to Starbucks and now to-go containers, nitro-coffee has risen in the market since then.
Since hitting the market around 2015, nitro-coffee is not a new name among coffee lovers. But for those who are hearing about it for the first time here is what it is.
Nitro-coffee or nitro cold brew coffee is made by infusing cold brew coffee with nitrogen gas. This technique has been used to make beer smoother and creamier, one of the most common examples being Guinness beer. Like nitro beer nitro-coffee is only available on tap. One can also find a mix of nitrogen and carbon dioxide gas used in many places.
This foamy glass of coffee tastes almost like beer and has a rich and almost velvety mouthfeel. Being brewed at low temperatures, it has extremely low acidity. It is also considered to be healthier than regular coffee because of its low acidity and higher amounts of caffeine. The amount of water used is very less in this coffee, making it highly caffeinated.
Now you must be wondering, Okay! We understand the coolness (pun intended) of nitro-coffee and how it is changing the coffee world, but why is it considered as one of the coffee trends of 2019? Let us help you with that.
Increase In Demand
Lately coffee has been garnering a lot of appreciation around the globe. Many caffeine junkies must have tried to get their anti-caffeine friends pro-caffeine but to no avail, right? But with the latest studies showing health benefits of coffee like reduced risk of Parkinson’s, Heart disease, Alzheimer’s, dementia, cancer and increased life expectancy, it is medically stated that drinking 4 or less number of cups of coffee a day prove to be healthy. All these findings have led to an increase in coffee consumption and millennials are rapidly growing part of coffee drinkers.
With coffee gaining popularity amongst younger generations, the preference for sweeter alternatives of regular coffee has also increased remarkably. This led to the introduction of shakes, lattes or the ‘frau-frau drinks’. As the sweeter and creamier coffees gained attention there has been a constant development in the coffee industry to please this group of customers.
Interest in Specialty Coffee
Today high-quality coffees from around world are available to us easily. People are getting more interested in the craft and richness of coffee, opening a wide outlet for specialty or gourmet coffee. Along with quality, the audiences have become more open towards different styles of coffee as well. The increased number of coffee drinks and brews than a few years ago clearly proves this.
The increased in demand for coffee and rising interest in specialty coffee combined with the technological advancement in coffee making, like nitro-coffee, has attracted a varied group of audiences.
Also, the introduction of nitro-coffee through big brands like Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts has only added to its popularization. Now, it is also available to go containers with attractive packaging as well. Today you can find nitro-coffee in many cafes, restaurants and convenience stores as well. The health benefit of drinking this coffee has also made it famous among the working-out crowd. Even many gyms have set up their own nitro-coffee stations.
All in all, nitro-coffee is rad and going to keep amazing coffee audiences. So whoever you might be, a millennial with a sweet tooth or our regular classic joe drinker, even if nitro-coffee might not seem like your cup of coffee it is worth trying out.