There’s a new trend in iced coffee, and it’s beginning to emerge in Kitchener-Waterloo. If you love coffee and are one of those people who has a deep appreciation for a well poured beer, this trend may just blow you away. Coffee shops everywhere are beginning to offer nitro brew coffee, a brew infused with- you guessed it- nitrogen. Most locations that serve nitro coffee will store it in a keg. It is pressurized, and served from a tap, much like a draft beer. However, some stores and companies are offering canned nitro coffee, possibly because of the cost and difficulty of installing expensive nitro machinery at multiple coffee shop locations. Read on to see what all the buzz surrounding this brand new coffee technique is about!
What Makes Nitro Brew Different From Regular Coffee?
Generally, nitro brew coffee is much creamier than regular coffee, even when it is served black. It is also slightly sweeter, so it isn’t uncommon for those who generally like to add milk and sugar to their daily coffee to skip over the sweeteners when drinking a nitro brew. Nitro coffee is often likened to a Guinness beer, because it is served with a creamy, foamy “head.” It also has a slightly bubbly, champagne-like quality that is again reminiscent of beer. This makes nitro coffee especially worth a try for those who love coffee and draft beer!
Where Can I Get Nitro Brew in Kitchener-Waterloo?
Nitro cold brew is growing in popularity, but it’s still not available at any coffee shop you walk into. Although mainstream companies such as Starbucks have begun to pick up on the nitro brew trend, KW locations are not equipped with nitro machinery yet. To try nitro brew in Kitchener-Waterloo, check out these coffee shops:
- Settlement Co.
- Smile Tiger Coffee Roasters
If you know of any other locations in KW to purchase a nitro brew coffee, let us know in the comments!
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