The rise of plant-based milk
The world of plant-based milks have grown leaps and bounds in recent years. You’ve now got some serious options for your killer cup of Soul Origin coffee. If cow’s milk isn’t your thing or lactose doesn’t agree with you, let us put your mind at ease. We’re here to hold your hand as we suss out the wide world of milk alternatives.
Soy Milk is probably the most widely known milk alternative, most cafes offer this as their sole milk alternative. Reason why? Regular soy milk is thick and creamy and froths up pretty well for a great cappuccino. Soy tastes a little nutty and isn’t overly sweet. We love soy milk in a hot chocolate for something different, it works so well with the cocoa.
Almond Milk has a nutty smell and taste with a thin consistency. If you’re after a mild taste for your coffee, choose almond milk which is unsweetened, that way it won’t take over the taste of your caffeine hit. Almond milk is a mix of ground whole almonds with filtered water, so that makes it pretty different from almond butter – which is 100% ground almonds.
Oat milk is a plant milk derived from whole oat grains by extracting the plant material with water. Oat milk has a creamy texture and oatmeal-like flavour and as it uses significantly less water resource than dairy and other plant based-milks, Oat milk is often seen as the eco-friendlier option.
Lactose Free Milk, is commonly known as cow’s milk which has had the lactose removed from it. What’s lactose? Great question! Lactose is a type of sugar which naturally occurs in dairy products. With the rise in awareness of intolerances, lactose free milk is a great option for those who love the taste of full cream dairy but may struggle when digesting it. Lactose free tastes just like cow’s milk, making it rich in calcium and free from both gluten and lactose.
We’re proud to offer a broad range of milk options for our baristas across Soul Origin stores. In December 2020 Soul Origin launched a major partnership with Australian made and owned “The Alternative Dairy Co” as their new dairy-free milk supplier across all 115 stores in Australia.