Nitro Cold Brew

Roaster Location: Flag of United States Seattle, Washington


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Calories: A grande Starbucks cold brew will have 5-10 calories, but watch out for any sweeteners or foam which will add significantly to that.

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  • Theodore (Ted) Chan, Managing Editor

    1199 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    It's hard to argue with Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew, it's smooth, creamy, balanced. Heaven on a hot day!

    The meticulous process through which it is crafted, combined with its unique texture and subtly sweet flavor, offers a unique and pleasing coffee experience.

    The creation of the Nitro Cold Brew begins with Starbucks' signature Cold Brew. This blend is slow-steeped for 20 hours, a practice that allows the flavors to develop fully. The Cold Brew then gets a distinctive treatment as it pours from the tap, infused with nitrogen. This infusion introduces a collection of microbubbles into the brew, resulting in a cascading, frothy texture that differentiates it from traditional iced coffee offerings.

    The nitrogen infusion transforms the coffee into a velvety-smooth beverage that is visually appealing and enjoyable to drink. The flavor is subtly sweet, offering a gentle complement to the rich coffee notes. Topped with a thick, creamy foam, the Nitro Cold Brew presents an engaging contrast of textures.

    In an industry where innovation is crucial, Starbucks has proven with the Nitro Cold Brew that they can take a familiar product and reinvent it effectively. The inclusion of nitrogen in the brewing process gives this drink a unique character that appeals to both coffee enthusiasts and casual drinkers. This drink's strength lies in its balanced flavors and interesting textures, which combine to deliver a satisfying coffee experience.

    It's worth noting that while the Nitro Cold Brew is an impressive offering, there probably are some real limitations in the mass production that keep it from having the complexity of some single origin or microlot blends, hence the 4.5-star rating.

    Cupping Method:Many times, at many Starbucks locations. This is an update to an original short form review, into an Editorial review after re-trying Nitro Cold Brew on May 31st, a hot day here in Boston!

    1 year ago ยท See more from Theodore (Ted)

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