Cold Coffee Trends: Tonics & Nitro
Adding carbonation to drinks is both refreshing on the palate and pleasant for the stomach, since it helps cut the acidity of coffee. A shot of espresso poured over tonic water is an effervescent variation on iced Americanos, which I’m eager to see added to more menus nationwide. I have no doubt that stout-like nitrogen infused iced coffees served on tap will be popular here in Colorado, the beer lovers state.
While I haven’t noticed any nearby coffee shops investing in this carbonated caffeine movement, I have heard local food hipsters (in the original sense of the word) expressing cravings for it. Add my voice to the growing buzz: I would love the option of ordering a bubbly coffee drink this Summer (please). Until the tonic trend gets going here, I’ll be continuing my search for the city’s best iced coffee.