Have you tried to make nitro cold brew with whipped cream dispenser? If you haven’t, then this article is for you.
Nitrogen infused coffee is a very new drink in the coffee world and is perhaps why it is hard to find a coffee shop that sells nitro cold brew coffee. This coffee beverage is incredibly beautiful with the cascading bubbles and looks incredibly similar to a pint or glass of beer in the way that it looks.
…and the way there are served from a keg or commercial system.
The distinct characteristics are its creamy mouthfeel – without adding cream or milk, and the smooth flavor.
Keep reading as I talk more about nitro cold brew and making it with a whipped cream dispenser.
How To Make Nitro Cold Brew With Whipped Cream Dispenser At Home Step By Step
When you have all your equipment and supplies ready, making nitro cold brew is easy. Thankfully, there is not a lot of equipment required. Great beans, a glass container with an airtight lid to store your cold brew concentrate in, a whipped cream dispenser and nitrous oxide cartridges.
Bottled water is also needed.
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Step 1: Find Great Beans and Grind Them
Look for the best coffee beans that you can find. The better your beans, the better your coffee will be. Seek out some specialty coffee beans for a truly exceptional coffee.
Please ensure that your coffee beans are freshly roasted and were roasted no longer than 7 days ago. Check the roasted on date to find out.
Ensure that your beans have been stored perfectly to maintain maximum flavor and freshness. Get into the habit of storing your coffee beans in a coffee canister that blocks all light, has an airtight lid and a one way valve and storing your coffee canister in your fridge.
When you have located top quality specialty coffee beans, grind them to a coarse grind size. For best results and less heat dissipation, use a ceramic burr grinder. Grind only immediately prior to brewing to minimize the oxidization period and ensure your grinder is clean and clear of any old coffee grinds and oil.
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Step 2: Time To Prepare Your Cold Brew Concentrate
Use the best possible mineral water that you can find and make sure it is as cold as possible without freezing.
The better the quality your water is, the more delicious your coffee will be. At the very minimum, use filtered water.
the colder your water, the better your cold brew will be – the goal is to extract the low temperature compounds.
Brew your coffee concentrate using a coffee to water ratio of 1:4. Brewing a cold brew concentrate will keep your cold brew fresher for longer.
Use 200 grams (6.75 ounces) of coarse coffee grounds and 800 ml (27 ounces) of water.
Simply place your coffee grounds and your cold water into an airtight glass container. It must be glass as coffee is acidic and it will extract the chemicals from plastic into your coffee.
An airtight lid is essential for preventing air from spoiling your coffee. Put your coffee and water mix in your fridge while it is brewing.
Step 3: Let Your Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate Extract
This is the effortless part – do nothing! Just leave your coffee and water solution in your fridge and let it extract the low temperature compounds.
A good extraction time is 12 to 24 hours. Check in on it with a little taste test after 12 hours and every 2 to 4 hours to keep a track on how it is extracting. When it hits the spot for you move on the step 4.
Note: This is a cold brew concentrate, when taste testing add equal parts of coffee to water at a 1:1 ratio. Use the same mineral or filtered water that used to make your coffee.
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Step 4: Filter Your Coffee Grounds
Don’t skip this step!
If you skip this step, your coffee grounds will continue to extract and will eventually lead to a bitter over brewed coffee.
The different types of material that you use to extract your coffee grounds will result in a different tasting coffee.
If you want a full-bodied, full flavored coffee, use a metal filter. If it is a clean, crisp tasting coffee, use a paper filter. If you want something that is in-between the two, use a cotton cloth filter.
Once you have filtered your cold brew concentrate, store it in a glass airtight container and store it in your fridge.
Step 5: Dilute Your Concentrate Before Infusion
The correct dilution ratio to use is 1:1, equal parts of cold brew concentrate to equal parts of water. Use the same mineral water that you used to make your concentrate to dilute your concentrate.
Step 6: Nitrogen Infusion
The part where we turn your cold brew coffee into a nitro infused cold brew coffee using a whipped cream dispenser.
Fill the chamber of your whipped cream dispenser until it is 75% full, allowing space for the nitrous oxide charge.
Charge your cold brew coffee with nitrogen once or twice and shake it for 35 to 40 seconds.
Invert your whipped cream dispenser and pour your nitro cold brew coffee into a clear glass while holding it at an angle.
Admire in awe as one of the most unique coffee drinks slowly cascades and looks a lot like a glass of beer!
Do You Drink It Nitro Cold Brew Black?
this is one coffee drink that is supposed to be drank as it is served – black coffee with no sugar or milk added.
It is rich and creamy and doesn’t really need milk to be added. It is also sweeter naturally, and sugar is not supposed to be added.
If you don’t enjoy it as it is, you can of course add milk, cream and sugar if you want. It is best that you use a syrup based sweetener like a simple syrup or brown sugar simple syrup.
You can also get very creative and add vanilla sweet cream cold foam with a drizzle of chocolate, caramel or another flavored syrup.
Try it raw first though – if you don’t like it, then add the syrup sweetener to the cold brew first and then charge it with nitrogen. Add any milk, cream or sweet cream after the cascading of the nitrogen bubbles have stopped.
Can I Reuse The Nitrogen Canisters?
the nitrogen cartridge that you use in your dispenser is a single use cartridge and cannot be reused. You need to use a fresh one each time it is empty and has been used.
Frequently Asked Questions About Nitro Cold Brew With Whipped Cream Dispenser
Can You Use A Whipped Cream Dispenser For Nitro Coffee?
Yes, a whipped cream dispenser can be used for making nitro coffee. This is just one reason why they make an excellent gift for coffee lovers. Fill the chamber no more than 75% full to allow space for the nitrogen gas.
Charge your coffee with one or two charges, shake for 35 to 45 seconds and then discharge the gas and pour your freshly brewed nitro cold brew coffee into a crystal clear glass.
Can You Add Cream To A Nitro Cold Brew?
Yes, even though nitro cold brew coffee has a rich creamy head and a beautiful smooth texture you can still make it very special or extra special by adding a layer of cream to the foamy texture.
A whipped cream topping works well as does sweet cream cold foam, even better is vanilla sweet cream cold foam and drizzle of mocha or caramel.
How Do You Use A Nitrous Whipped Cream Dispenser?
Using a nitrous whipped cream dispenser is very easy. Put a nitrous oxide charger bulb into a whipped cream dispenser and screw it in.
Now fill the main chamber with your coffee until it is no more than 75% full. Allow the extra 25% empty space for the nitrogen. Press the charger to charge your cold brew coffee to nitrogen and shake it for 35 to 40 seconds to allow the nitrogen to mix with your coffee.
Invert your whipped cream dispenser and serve in a clear glass.
Why Can’t You Put Ice In Nitro Cold Brew?
Nitro cold brew is already cold, very cold and is served that way with no need for ice to be added. You really can’t and should not add ice to nitro cold brew coffee because the ice will disrupt the formation of the layer of foam and the cascading effect.
Is Nitro Cold Brew Stronger Than Espresso?
Yes, nitro cold brew is stronger than a shot of espresso as it contains more caffeine. A shot of espresso has 65 mg to 75 mg of caffeine per shot while a nitro cold brew has on average 110 mg of caffeine.
A shot of espresso has more caffeine on a per millilitre or per ounce basis as it is more focused and concentrated coffee, but it does not contain more caffeine in total.
Final Thoughts – Nitro Cold Brew With Whipped Cream Dispenser
Now you can see just how easy it is to make nitro cold brew with whipped cream dispenser all that is left for you now is to go right ahead and gather the ingredients, the equipment and brew what is a pretty amazing coffee.
I get the feeling you will in enjoy it and start to experiment with it and start adding various items like vanilla sweet cream cold foam and caramel.