By Melissa Kalimov
RISE Nitro Cold Brew Coffee is delicious straight up and an experience in its own right. With the nose of a hot coffee, the rich nutty texture of a latte, the visual elements of the settling cascade, the crisp growl of the can being opened, and the lovely chocolatey notes of the bean, it is a treat to all 5 senses. But, that doesn’t mean that you can’t mix it up and have fun with it!
RISE’s Nitro Cold Brew partners well with other flavors. For example, our Lemonade Nitro Cold Brew Coffee is made by mixing half organic lemonade and half our Original Black Nitro Cold Brew Coffee. It has the flavor profile of tea or, more specifically, a half-tea-half-lemonade. It opens with the bright lemon and closes with coffee. While the Lemonade flavor has the experience of two separate flavor notes, in our Blood Orange Nitro Cold Brew Coffee the chocolatey notes of the bean blend with the orange flavor, reminding me of those dark chocolate orange candies I used to have during the holidays.
Beyond our canned Nitro Cold Brew Coffees, which are available for purchase, many of our clients and friends get creative in the kitchen, too!
Here are some of our favorites:
- 9 oz RISE Nitro Cold Brew Coffee
- 3 oz cashew milk
- Splash of simple syrup, if desired
The Nitro Latte is basic but super delicious -- we serve it out of our cafe in the Lower East Side, and it is a neighborhood favorite. The cashew milk adds a nutty creaminess that enhances the textural latte experience that RISE naturally delivers. I typically skip the simple syrup addition, but always tell people that there is no right way to experience RISE, and they should enjoy the coffee to their preference!
- 7 oz RISE Nitro Cold Brew Coffee
- 2 oz almond milk
- 1 teaspoon cacao
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon cayenne
- 1 teaspoon agave
The Mexican Mocha was dreamt up by an organic- and health-focused breakfast and lunch shop in Greenwich, CT. The spice of the cinnamon and cayenne add a sizzle to the decadent base of almond milk and cacao. This is great for an afternoon or morning treat.
- 1 banana
- 1 tablespoon of maca powder
- 2 cups of almond milk
- 1 1/2 cup of RISE Nitro Cold Brew Coffee
- 2 tablespoons of almond butter
- 3 tablespoons of cacao
- Dust with the cacao powder before serving, for a fun visual element
If you’re looking for ways to consume your caffeine with your breakfast, this smoothie is a great start. And – as with all smoothies – it can be riffed on in many ways. Healthy and filling, this is a great start to the day.
Cheers to your next RISE-inspired beverage!