Cold Brew. Nitro. Iced. Cold coffee beverages are certainly trending hot. And if trying to decipher these different types of chilled brews pouring into the market makes your head spin, we're here to help.
Cold brew coffee is made without heat or hot water. Unlike regular coffee, cold brew coffee is steeped in cold- or room-temperature water for many hours to create a smooth, slightly sweet taste.
Nitro coffee is a variation of cold brew coffee that's infused with nitrogen. Much like with other carbonated beverages, the small gas bubbles give nitro coffee a smooth, creamy feel with a frothy foam on top.
Iced coffee is typically brewed double strength with hot water, then cooled down and often flavored with sugars or syrups and creamers. The result is a full-bodied, rich texture and taste.
But the best way to truly understand the difference is to taste them. From dark mocha nitro to sweet cream cold brew to peppermint iced coffee to dairy-free options, we carry a variety of chilled coffee beverages to fuel your day.
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