*This is a collaborative post.
Many of us coffee lovers prefer an alternative to cow’s milk (whether we are vegan or not). The problem is, some milk alternatives can end up separating from your coffee and curdling (such a pain)! First things first, if you want to add non-dairy milk to your coffee, there are a few things you can do to stop that curdling. One option is to try choosing a coffee with lower acidity levels. Look for a darker roast coffee as these have a lower acidity level than the medium or the light roasts. The next thing to do is to let your coffee cool down a little before you add your milk alternative. You could also try warming your milk slightly before adding it to the coffee. Now that’s out of the way, let’s take a look at some of the best non- dairy milk for your coffee.
A blend of almonds and water is used to make almond milk. Once mixed together, the solids are drained away. Either this, or by adding some water to almond butter. The flavour is both creamy and nutty, tasting delicious in your coffee. Almond milk arrives with some welcome health benefits; for example, it’s rich in Vitamin E, a great antioxidant for the body. Nuts are often linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, plus almond milk is naturally low in calories. For those who like a sweet and nutty flavour to their Freshly roasted coffee, almond milk really does the trick.
Made from filtered water and soybeans, this one is a great source of potassium and calcium (when the milk has been fortified). Soy milk also contains Vitamin B-12 plus Vitamin A which is important for your eyesight and to boost your immune system. Soy milk is a little notorious for separating in your coffee, so be sure to follow all the tips above. A soy latte is also an excellent way to take your coffee (and the coffee won’t separate from the milk at all).
Oak milk is becoming more and more popular, and it’s not hard to see why! It’s made by blending oats with water and then straining to separate the oats and milk. In this milk, you’ll find Vitamin B-12, Vitamin D, and Vitamin A. Oat milk is good for your bones and helps to lower cholesterol too. It’s nice and creamy so great for those vegans who prefer a creamy coffee. Oat milk is also an excellent option for coffee because it blends well and does not have an overpowering flavour.
Often, the type of milk you prefer will depend on the coffee you are drinking that day. You might find that you prefer some coffee blends without milk. Why not buy a few different freshly roasted coffee blends for your next gathering with friends? Arabica bean coffees are well known for being a little more expensive and having a lovely smooth and acidic taste (all depending on the blend). From organic rainforest blends to classic Italian; there are so many lovely types to try.
Just don’t forget to buy some tasty vegan foods to go with your coffee!