One of the many wonders of cold brew is how versatile it is. An example of this is how it serves as a perfect base for other drinks. As I have talked about in some of my other articles here, cold brewing coffee extracts very little acid from the bean. This makes it the ideal base for many cold drinks, but especially acidic or sugary ones.
Up until recently, nitro cold brew was the absolute hot trend in third wave, speciality coffee shops. In 2015, Starbucks starting selling nitro cold brew (or NCB for short) in most of their flagship stores. This caused many of the specialty places to lose interest but it can still be bought almost everywhere you can buy a coffee.
This can be a confusing and challenging topic for many and has even caused arguments among friends of mine. Iced coffee has been a staple in coffee houses in Europe and particularly the States for the last 100 years or so. Cold brew, however, has only started gaining popularity in Western Europe and the States … Read more