What is nitro cold brew?

When you cold brew a coffee instead of espresso-based coffee, the coffee tastes more mellow than a latte or an americano. To take it a step further, when you inject nitrogen gas into it, it mellows out the flavours even more, and it even changes the tasting notes of the coffee.

Where to buy nitro coffee in Singapore?

Many Singaporeans may not have tried, or even heard of nitro coffee. It’s very popular in the states, but when Starbucks introduced it to Singapore in 2017, it flopped. Nonetheless, there are still a few local eateries and cafes that serve it, one of is Georges — a resort-style restaurant.

Georges is operating in partnership with MO Cafe, a local coffee distributor that aims to empower restaurants to serve quality coffee. They train restaurant staff, and provide them with coffee beans and recipes.

Nitro Cold Brew Coffee at Georges @The Cove

However, you don’t have to travel down to their Pasir Ris or East Coast outlets to enjoy a cup of coffee. Not when you can easily make nitro coffee at home. 

MO cafe just launched their Nitro Coffee Cold Brew Maker, allowing anyone to easily prepare a glass of nitro coffee at home.

MO Nitro Cold Brew Coffee Maker 

Their set comes with a keg to store the coffee; or any liquid, since you can practically nitro anything. It also includes a tube, the tap, nitrogen gas capsules and the capsule holder for the nitro portion of the process.

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The process is easily. To start, you’ll need to prepare you cold brew, which can be easily done by mixing ground coffee and water in a 1:4 ratio by weight. Then, place it in the fridge and filter after 16 hours. 

I used MO Cafe’s ground coffee, which has a smokey flavour and a fruity aftertaste. MO Cafe imports their coffee from Gayo, Indonesia. 

Once the cold brew is ready, you can store it in the keg, and get ready to nitro.

Instructions:

  1. Cut the coffee hose according to the keg height and attach onto the Coffee Spear (refer to instruction manual).
  2. Screw the Coffee Speer and Coffee Faucet together, as shown in the photo.
  3. Place to nitrogen gas cartridge into the holder, and twist it into the cartridge valve. You’ll hear a slight hissing and a louder whoosh.
  4. Shake keg side to side and upside down for 15 to 20 seconds.
  5. Let the keg rest for 20 minutes before charging it with a second cartridge.
  6. Place keg in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  7. Before dispensing, shake the keg for 15 to 20 seconds
Nitrogen gas cartridge

I thought it was an easy and straightforward process. It only took me about 10 minutes to prepare the cold brew, and to set up the keg. Most of the time was spent on waiting.

MO Nitro Cold Brew Coffee Maker can be purchased on MO Cafe’s official website. Quote <DISTRICT10> at the checkout page to enjoy 10% off for the month of November and December.

*This article is written in partnership with MO Cafe, but all opinions are of my own

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