With temperatures creeping up into the 80s this week in New York City, it’s officially iced coffee season. And this year, there’s a new take on cold brew: Nitro Coffee, a beverage for when you want to feel like you’re drinking a beer, but have the mental state of someone who’s just downed multiple espressos.
Nitro is coffee infused with pressurized nitrogen and/or carbon dioxide, then chilled in a keg and served on tap in pints and tulip shapes that fill with a foamy head. It doesn’t just look like beer, it tastes a little like it, too. Bon Appetit describes it as “rich and creamy” as well as “sweeter and less acidic than large-batch cold brew,” and even “chocolatey.”