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Starbucks offering free Nitro Cold Brew coffee samples

Mary Pickels
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Nitro Cold Brew samples will be offered free of charge Aug. 2 at participating Starbucks stores.
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Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew photographed at the Olive Way Starbucks store in Seattle.

On Aug. 2, Starbucks will jump start people’s day — and rev ’em up for the weekend — with free samples of its Nitro Cold Brew coffee.

According to its website, Starbucks’ Nitro Cold Brew is created when its signature cold brew (slow-steeped for 20 hours) is infused with nitrogen as it pours from the tap. Nitrogen infusion creates microbubbles, giving the coffee a cascading, frothy texture.

Not sure if going nitro is your cup of … well, coffee? No worries. Bill Nye, the Science Guy, breaks it down here.

Not every Starbucks outlet has the cold, frothy coffee on tap.

A staff member at the Greengate Centre Circle store on Route 30 west says the Nitro Cold Brew will be offered soon, but is not yet available at its store.

Luckily for regional sippers, several do offer the beverage and plan to give away samples on Friday. And word is getting out there.

At the Eastgate Shopping Center, Route 30 east, in Hempfield, shift supervisor Gabriella DiStefano says the promotion will go on all day.

“All you do is ask for a little sample of it,” she says. “It’s a really strong, darker, more caffeinated coffee.”

She might have a point.

Customers can choose from among 30 different flavors and creamers if they like their future cold brew orders a little less eye-opening, DiStefano adds.

Shoppers at Pittsburgh Mills in Frazer, Market Square and the Mall at Robinson also can sample the coffee at that locations at no charge, employees say.

Check with your local store or ask at your favorite Starbucks on your Friday commute to see if it’s participating in the promotion.

Mary Pickels is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Mary at 724-836-5401, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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