“Adding nitrogen to cold brew enhances the coffee’s flavor and adds a subtle sweetness.”

by Prince Of Petworth August 19, 2016 at 9:55 am 9 Comments

2477 18th Street, NW

From a press release:

“Songbyrd Record Café now offers high quality nitrogen infused cold brew and cold brew latte from Swings Coffee Roasters. Songbyrd is the first establishment in Adams Morgan to offer nitro cold brew, just in time for some of the summer’s hottest weather. On Adams Morgan Day Sunday September 11, Songbyrd will offer Kombucha and Nitro Cold Brew for sale on tap from their front patio.

Adding nitrogen to cold brew enhances the coffee’s flavor and adds a subtle sweetness. The cold brew coffee is treated with nitrogen under high pressure, then chilled in a keg and served on draught. The nitrogen infusion provides a velvety mouth feel. The tiny bubbles make the drink seem thicker as it goes down.

For the cold brew latte, nitrogen infused coffee is complemented by local organic milk from Trickling Springs Creamery and a hint of organic sugar.

For a less caffeinated experience, Songbyrd offers organic lemon ginger Kombucha on tap, made by Cascade Beverage. Adding nitrogen to Kombucha creates an initially mellow flavor experience, followed by a swift kick of ginger.

The Songbyrd Record Café features a full espresso bar and menu of casual eats, complete with tasty options for all types of eaters including vegetarian vegan, and gluten free. All coffee comes direct from Swings, which pairs well with a browse through curated vinyl stacks, where customers can purchase new and used LPs.”

  • Char Aznable

    Just moved near Compass on 7th, they also do a fantastic nitro coldbrew, in growlers!

  • ParkViewneighbor

    So adding a completely tasteless non-reactive chemical (which is probably already dissolved in the brew anyway) is the new reason to charge $5 for a cup of coffee ? Nice

    • INWDC

      I will say that nitro does really smooth out cold coffee…the pricing is a lot though (not sure how much it costs wholesale).

    • OP Anon

      Yeah, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf has it for $5 for a cup. I tried it this last week. It’s good, but I wouldn’t make it a regular purchase. This seems to be the next trend du jour for coffee houses. Pour overs are sooooooo 2015.

    • ANC

      I will say Compass’ nitro cold brew has become the only coffee I crave, especially with their mint syrup. I don’t get it very often, but when I do, it’s sooooo right.

    • Pleasanter

      Tynan on Irving has nitro cold brew for about $3 or $4.

      • anon

        I think it’s $4 even at Zeke’s (Rhode Island Ave). They do a pretty great nitro.

  • brightwooder

    I am already a big fan of SB and tried the nitro cold brew latte the other day. It really was so smooth and creamy. I could see how I could drink way too much if I wasn’t careful and then be super-jittery. But it is DELICIOUS

  • DJ Trakkz

    That’s my joint, they do a bring your own vinyl night on Wed and you can DJ at the bar if you sign up in advance.


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