How To Sweeten Nitro Cold Brew And Enjoy A Great Coffee

How To Sweeten Nitro Cold Brew And Enjoy A Great Coffee

Last updated on October 26th, 2023 at 18:21

Learning how to sweeten a nitro cold brew is a great option for coffee lovers that love a rich coffee with velvet-like texture. It is a cold brew with the infusion of nitrogen and is a coffee that can be awkward to sweeten. This guide will show you how to sweeten nitro cold brew and enjoy an amazing coffee.

By the time you have finished reading this guide, you will know the best ways to sweeten this rather luxurious looking and tasting coffee.

Keep reading as we dig deep into this topic.

How To Sweeten Nitro Cold Brew Coffee

While I beat the drum of enjoying a nitro cold brew coffee naturally without adding anything to it, I fully understand that it is not for everyone. It, nitro cold brew is sweeter but may not hit that level of sweetness that you enjoy.

You will enjoy the creamy texture – that is for sure.

You can get creative with your coffee drinking experience and a pump or two of vanilla syrup or caramel syrup, even add a pump of toffee nut for an exotic nutty taste and sweeten up your nitro beverage for you.

Syrups are better at sweetening drinks than solid sugars or solid artificial sweeteners as they produce a more even distribution of sweetness and as bonus you get the flavor of the syrup infused with your coffee.

There is no limit to which syrup you can add to your nitro cold brew coffee to sweeten it. If you don’t want to add any flavor, you can use an unflavored simple syrup or brown sugar syrup.

Naturally speaking, you are not limited to using pumps of syrup. As a self-respecting nitro cold brew lover and someone that loves a rich coffee, you will know nitro cold brew with sweet cream or vanilla sweet cream is literally something to die for.

…and sweetens up your coffee perfectly and fills your cup with awesomeness.

You can also use different milks like coconut milk and almond milk to sweeten your drink. And you have a number of other options for sweetening your coffee, including artificial sweeteners and natural sweeteners like honey, stevia, agave, coconut sugar, coconut water, brown sugar, condensed milk.

How To Sweeten Nitro Cold Brew Coffee
It Is Easy To Sweeten Nitro Cold Brew

Read: How do you make nitro coffee

Is Nitro Cold Brew Sweet

Nitro cold brew is slightly sweeter than regular coffee and a touch sweeter than the base cold brew. If you are making a nitro cold brew coffee, you can test your cold brew before you infuse it with nitrogen and note the difference.

It is sweeter, richer and much creamier naturally. If it does not hot the spot for you, you can add a number of items to sweeten it up, including various syrups, sugars and types of milk and cream.

Is Nitro Cold Brew Sweet
Nitro Cold Brew Is Sweeter

Read: How to make Starbucks nitro cold brew with sweet cream

Nitro Cold Brew With Cold Foam For An Awesome Coffee

A great nitro version and what I consider a serious upgrade to your nitrogen-infused coffee.

Velvet smooth thanks to the nitro effects and the awesome cascade of nitrogen bubbles are enhanced when you add cold foam to your nitro cold brew coffee. If this is not sweet enough, naturally add a touch of brown sugar syrup and a drizzle of caramel syrup and enjoy.

Frequently Asked Questions About How To Sweeten Nitro Cold Brew

Nitro cold brew does not need a sweetener. The nitrogen bubbles when they are infused with your coffee make it creamier and sweeter than it normally would. Try it “naked” and as it is served to you. If you don’t like it, you can add sweet cream, milk or a pump of classic or simple syrup – liquid sugar for an even distribution of sweetness.

Read: Nitro cold brew at home

There are a few ways in which you can make your cold brew taste sweeter – the most obvious way is to add sugar. Here are some alternatives to sugar:

  • 1. Use simple syrup – this is a very common way to sweeten cold brew coffee. Put the syrup in the bottom of your cup of coffee before pouring it.
  • 2. Add Honey – various types. Honey will add vital nutrients to your morning coffee.
  • 3. Use Condensed milk or whipping cream. Another very easy and common way to sweeten coffee.
  • 4. Add Agave syrup.
  • 5. Put in a dash of coconut water or milk.
  • 6. Use a serving of Chocolate Syrup or Cocoa Powder.
  • 7. Use Stevia or Maple Syrup as an Alternative sweetener.
  • 8. Use healthier sugar like coconut sugar.
  • 9. Add almond milk.

These will all sweeten your cold brew and add a slightly different flavor to it.

You can make your nitro cold brew better by focusing on the key steps of brewing your base cold brew coffee and using freshly roasted specialty grade coffee beans and using the best quality bottled water that you can find.

The better the ingredients are, the better the end result will be. Also brew your coffee with water that is cold, almost ice-cold and brew it in your fridge to ensure that it is cold while you brew it. Focusing on your brewing technique will improve your Nitro cold brew coffee further.

Everyone has different personal tastes – that part is to experiment with different types of filter – metal sieve filter, a paper filter and a cloth filter. Each produces different results due to how much of the coffee oils are filtered out, in order, metal, paper, cloth, none, all and some.

Once you have the perfect base cold brew coffee, you can experiment with the amount of nitrogen that is infused and the effect that has on the flavor of your coffee.

Does Nitro Cold Brew Taste Sweet?

The nitrogen bubble that you infuse into your coffee creates a sweet flavor without adding sugar. Your coffee will be subtly smoother and richer texture due to the nitrogen.

There are a number of things that you can do to make your cold brew coffee less bitter. The starting point is to focus on your grind size and brew time. It is highly probable that you have over extracted your cold brew. There are two solutions to deploy – reduce your brew time or use a coarser grind.

Yes, coffee is creative and in your quest for the ultimate coffee you can experiment and add what you want to any coffee and that includes adding creamer to nitro cold brew.

It is not necessary though as nitro cold brew is creamy in texture. You can add whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate or caramel syrup to top it off. If you really want to, and insist on it, you can add creamer to nitro cold brew.

What Makes Nitro Cold Brew Sweet?

It is the nitrogen that is infused into the cold brew coffee that brings about a sweet taste as Nitrgen has a sweet taste. It’s also what gives the drink its luxurious mouthfeel and texture.

Should You Put Creamer In Nitro Cold Brew?

No, it is strongly advised not to add milk or creamer into nitro cold brew. The Nitro cold brew is naturally sweet and creamy without the addition of anything. If you add cream, you will end up spoiling your drink.

Final Thoughts – How To Sweeten Nitro Cold Brew

This short guide has shown you how to sweeten nitro cold brew the best way to get a truly brilliant and amazing cup of coffee – which of the methods did you try? Which did you enjoy the most? 

For me, by far adding vanilla cold foam and a drizzle of caramel and chocolate syrup turned it into one of the most tasty coffee drinks that I have tried in a long time.

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Derek Marshall, a certified barista by the Specialty Coffee Association possesses over two decades of experience in specialty coffee shops. He holds professional certifications for coffee brewing and barista skills. Derek is also an author with authoritative books covering various coffee topics including specialty coffee, sustainability and coffee, coffee brewing, coffee recipes, coffee cocktails and books focusing on Brazilian coffee, Vietnamese coffee, Indonesian coffee and Malaysian coffee. As a barista for over two decades, Derek Marshall has worked in specialty coffee shops across the United Kingdom, Spain, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Vietnam. His expertise extends to the distinct coffee cultures, specialty beverages, and brewing techniques of each nation. Functioning as a coffee consultant, Derek charges US$50 per hour. To learn more about Derek Marshall and Latte Love Brew, visit his About Me Page. For coffee inquiries, contact him at +34-639-410-375 or, mentioning your name and location

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