COFFEE ON TAP
The new COLD BREW TREND that people should start raving about.
AT FIRST GLANCE, the Nitro 7 Coffee and Tea bar that has made its presence felt in a number of bustling locations will definitely catch your eye. They’ve got spouts set up like they’re running some kind of mobile pub—except their menu consists entirely of coffee and tea. Out of curiosity, I decided to give it a try... not expecting much, to be honest, except another gimmick, perhaps. I ordered the vanilla breve: a mixture of nitro brewed coffee on ice, half-and-half, and a pump of vanilla syrup. My immediate reaction: holy cow— this shit is good.
Here’s a little bit of a background about this thing called nitro brew: infused with nitrogen, cold brew coffee is run through a contraption exactly like they use in beer, through a pressurized valve with tiny holes. The result is a drink that is so smooth and creamy, you’ll forget your drinking coffee, until the caffeine kicks in.
I like my coffee black, so their nitro black hit the right spot. Using Ethiopian beans in their brew is low on acidity and bitterness, creating the perfect black cup. And while I’m not normally a white-coffe drinker, I wouldn’t mind indulging in their iced lattés. They have a concoction of half-and-half that is decadent, unlike any other latte served in the market.
They also have other playful flavors like the irish crème, hazlenut caramel mocha, and even the peppermint mocha, all of which may tilt toward the overpoweringly sweet, but there’s no doubt that white-coffee lovers will be all over these mixes. In the works, they say, are frapuccinos and even spiked cold brews. Don’t mind if we do.