Nitro cold brew, the uber-hip choice of cold coffee-lovers everywhere, will soon be available nationwide at America's biggest coffee biz, Starbucks. The mega-chain will begin selling the trendy brew at 500 Starbucks locations from coast to coast by the end of summer 2016.
For those who haven't yet tried nitro joe, the beverage is created by infusing nitrogen gas into cold-brewed coffee, infusing it with a "smooth and creamy sweetness" while staying dairy- and sugar-free. The drink is served cold from a tap like beer, without ice—in contrast to Starbucks' standard iced coffee, made by serving hot brewed coffee over ice.
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While this velvety variety of coffee has been available for some time at national chains like Caribou Coffee and Stumptown Coffee Roasters—which began canning its nitro brew after it attracted a devoted following—Starbucks is by far the biggest beast to enter the market for the popular drink.