Looking for a new business opportunity for your restaurant or beverage service? Have you thought about serving a beverage that appeals to the younger generation? How about adding Nitro Coffee to your mix. Like thick heady beer (think Guinness), nitrogenated coffee is available “on-tap” and specially designed cans. The nitrogen infused cold brew is released through a pressurized draft system that creates tiny bubbles for a creamy effect.
Much like typical cold brew, nitrogen infused coffee is extremely smooth and low in acidity, but it has a uniquely silky mouthfeel. This is because nitrogen gas doesn’t dissolve in liquids as well as carbon dioxide, so the bubbles in a nitrogen infused beverage are much smaller. This gives nitro drinks a foamy rather than bubbly effect.
Most fans of the nitro-brew consume it black, either straight up or poured over ice, relying on the natural creaminess of the product rather than the addition of dairy.
Many shops market and sell nitrogenated coffee using its appearance. As it’s pulled from a tap, it produces a coffee cascade of careening bubbles that is undeniably beautiful. The cascade effect, which is also apparent in nitro beers, arises because the nitrogen bubbles are so tiny that they are easily pushed around the glass by the flowing liquid.
Coffee? Health benefits??
It’s true! According to the Wall Street Journal, younger consumers say they view cold coffee as a healthier alternative to energy drinks and soda. Businesses – take notice! The energy drink worldwide market is expected to grow substantially hitting over $70 billion according to PRNewswire (10/17/2018).
The real benefit is natural flavor instead of additives like sugar and artificial sweeteners found in other drinks. While it’s not unusual to see someone put a ton of sugar into a traditional coffee, you’ll be hard-pressed to find someone add sugar to a nitro cold brew. That’s because the nitro foam hits the tongue in spots that give the perception of sweetness without the need for sugar or dairy creamers.
Added benefit – no acid reflux? Cold brews are very low in acid, benefitting coffee drinkers who tend to get heartburn or have sensitive stomachs.
So if you are ready to add a new beverage to your line up that appeals generationally, contact us for more information. We’ll help you get set up with the nitrogen gas that you need.