Market stall of the week: Nitrobev | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Market stall of the week: Nitrobev

If you’re not even halfway to the weekend and are already dreaming of trading in your morning coffee for a pint of pale ale, it’s time to chill out, because we have the solution. Don’t get too excited, we’re not going to tell you to go and get tipsy on a Monday morning. Instead, we’re going to tell you to get on board with the latest growing coffee trend brought to you by Ben Sethi and Brad Cochrane: Nitrobev Creamflow Coffee! Using basic beer-pouring equipment to run nitrogen gas through their cold brew, this coffee gives off the most robust flavours with a naturally creamy texture and a fine bubbly head. Hold the milk and sugar! It’s the age-old problem – you’re feeling dusty and in need of a soul-satisfying, caffeinated pick-me-up, but the thought of downing a hot beverage in Brisbane’s heat is enough to make you break into a sweat. Ben and Brad, veterans of the alcohol industry, have managed to create an elixir that marries the crispness of cutting-edge cold brew coffee with the modern craft beer. Imagine the delicious mouth feel of beer with the creamy flavour of coffee finished with notes of chocolate. And when it’s fair trade, single origin, vegan and sugar free? Let’s just thank the coffee gods that this incredible concoction is on tap! With Ethiopian Yirgacheffe beans making up the ‘Manman’ brew, the cold pressing produces a smooth, delicious coffee with four times the caffeine of a standard coffee. If that kind of buzz isn’t for you, never fear, as the Everyday Hero’s rich, nutty flavour offers a delectably tame alternative. Lovers of tea can also rejoice, with Raspberry Zing and Boom Boom Ginger and Lemon Nitroteas being added to their super cool menu. Chill out with the Nitrobev boys each Saturday at either the Kelvin Grove Markets or Jan Power’s Farmers Markets at the Powerhouse. For a cool $4 you can solve your summer caffeine-conundrum once and for all. Thanks a latte, Nitrobev! Words by Caroline Tully