How to Make Nitro Coffee




This is an instruction on how to recreate the creamy and sweet taste of nitro tapped cold brew coffee. All you need are common household items:

  • coarse ground coffee
  • filter paper
  • whipped cream dispenser + n2o cartridge
  • jar with cover
  • water pitcher
  • mixing spoon


Step 1: Make Cold Brew Coffee

  1. pour coarse ground coffee in the jar
  2. add water (about 10 times the amount of ground coffee)
  3. stir and mix
  4. cover the brew
  5. let it rest for 12-18 hours

Step 2: Filter the Brew and Pour It in a Whipped Cream Dispenser

  1. filter the cold brew using a filter paper
  2. pour the filtered coffee in a whipped cream dispenser
  3. close the lid
  4. attach a N2O cartridge
  5. shake it
  6. now you can pull a cup of nitro coffee from your whipped cream dispenser!

Step 3: Enjoy!

Enjoy it!

the nitro cold brew coffee tastes sweet and creamy without the need to add sugar or cream!



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    14 Discussions


    3 years ago on Introduction

    This article should be removed from the site. It is wildly inaccurate. "Nitro" refers to nitrogen, not to nitrous. This means that nitrous canisters will not produce what you want.

    This will ruin your coldbrew. The only real way to do this is to buy a nitrogen keg system, which will run you around $300.

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    Reply 12 days ago

    You can buy Nitrogen (N2) cartridges for your whipped cream dispenser, instead of Nitrous Oxide (N2O), and then it is pretty similar to the nitro cold brew you could get from a coffee shop. They are widely available, but a little more expensive than Nitrous cartriges. Nitrous apparently works, but is not as creamy as Nitrogen (which makes smaller bubbles)


    4 years ago

    You said to let the mixture rest 12-18 hours. Room temperature or refrigerate? Is the purpose to start a bit of fermentation for flavor, or simply to infuse the coffee? What is the advantage of cold vs hot brewed? Thanks.

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    Reply 4 years ago


    I think it is just for steeping the coffee. I found the advice of 12-18 hours resting time on the internet. Both, room temperature and putting the jar in the freezer was recommend.

    Maybe somebody else can shed some light on this point?



    Reply 3 years ago

    It's possible that a jar with coffee in it would expand and shatter in the freezer; maybe if you didn't fill the container or put a lid on it, it wouldn't ... but it is not advisable - in my opinion - or necessary to put the coffee in the freezer to do a 'cold brew'. See Skipernicus' note above.


    look up cold brew and french press.. I've seen people say to leave your french press over night which would come around to 12 or so hours depending when you make it


    Reply 4 years ago

    French press is much easier because its easier to filter. as for why cold I think if you hot brew it gets bitter.


    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    When I make cold brew, I usually put it in the refrigerator - not because it needs it, but because it keeps it from being knocked over on my counters... But having left it out overnight a few times, I've found that either way works. I usually make it around 6pm and then decant it the next morning.

    Cold brew coffee has significantly less acid in it (Something like 60% -70% less) so it's easier on your stomach. And, because of the low acidity, it doesn't get "raspy" as it ages - you can keep a batch of it in the fridge for about a week, and it will still taste good.

    Cold brew coffee is very strong - our local recipe for serving is called 4SHOT. You make it using a shot glass as a measure. 1 shot of cold brew coffee, 1 shot of milk (creamer, etc), and 2 shots of water. Served over ice is delicious. If you want it warm, leave the milk out, and heat it in a microwave. Then add the milk!

    If you enjoy coffee, really, you have to try cold brew. It's just superior.


    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    The resting is to "brew" the coffee or, like you said, infuse it. Since there is no heat more time is needed for the coffee to brew. There are several advantages to the cold brew method. Heating the beans causes more chemicals (not bad chemicals, just regular coffee stuff) to be released so you get all of the bitterness and acid that comes with it. Cold brew is more "selective" i.e. it is not as bitter and not as harsh feeling on your stomach and a better taste. Plus it is normally a lot stronger.


    3 years ago

    What Krafty said. N2O and NO2 are two very different things. I would strongly advise against this.


    Reply 4 years ago

    아니요, nitrous oxide doesn't enter the coffee. you would have to inhale from the canister (don't! it's dangerous!) to feel like laughing.