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8 Delicious Milk Alternatives for Coffee

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Taste the Difference: Enjoy Delicious Dairy-Free Coffee with Trendy Milk Alternatives

There's a new way to enjoy your morning cuppa with less of the guilt. Many of us are now turning to milk alternatives for our coffee as we become more conscious of our diets and the environment. This blog post will explore the growing trend of milk alternatives for coffee, discussing what plant-based milk is, the differences between dairy and non-dairy milk for coffee, and how you can incorporate these tasty alternatives into your morning coffee routine. So let's dive in, grab your favourite mug, and make way for a healthier, delicious cup of coffee.

In recent years, there has been a surge in the popularity of milk alternatives for coffee, as more and more people become aware of the impact of their dietary habits on their health and the environment. Plant-based milk is a delicious, nutritious and eco-friendly alternative that offers cafe-style coffees without the dairy, and is a great way to enjoy a guilt-free cup of joe. From soy to almond, oat to coconut, there's a milk replacement out there to suit every coffee drinker's taste and preference. Switching to milk alternatives for coffee is certainly a trend worth exploring, as it’s simple to try, looks great in photos and above all, tastes delicious.

Cow's milk vs Plant-Based Milk

Dairy Milk is an animal byproducts and Plant-Based Milk is made from nutes, grains, and seeds.

What Exactly is Plant-based Milk?

Plant-based milk is made from a variety of nuts, grains, and seeds and is a fantastic alternative to dairy milk. It offers all the flavour and creaminess of dairy milk without the lactose and extra fat, making it a great choice for those looking to make their coffee healthier and take a lower toll on the environment. In cafes and specialty coffee shops around the world, plant-based milk is becoming the go-to choice of coffee-lovers.

The Difference Between Non-Dairy and Dairy Milk

The primary difference between non-dairy and dairy milk for coffee is the lack of dairy byproducts in the former. Plant-based milks are made from nuts, grains and seeds, and are not derived from animals. As a result, they are lactose-free and have less fat than their dairy counterparts.

While some types of non-dairy milks do contain emulsifiers, they generally have a much lower environmental impact than the production of dairy milk. Non-dairy milks also offer various health benefits, such as aiding digestion and reducing blood pressure.

Top 8 Alternatives to Milk

1. Soy milk

Arguably the most popular non-dairy milk for coffee, it originates from soybeans and is rich in protein, making it a great substitute for those on a vegan diet. Its light and creamy texture pairs perfectly with speciality coffees and enhances their flavour. Soy milk is also a great option for those trying to reduce their fat intake as it has fewer calories, cholesterol and fat than dairy milk.


Perfect Barista Baba coffees with Soy Milk: 

Crema Koala, No Worries Brew, Brekkie Blend, Kangabrew, Outback Roast

Soy Milk

Soy Milk

Oat Milk

Oat Milk

2. Oat milk

Ideal for those seeking a nutty, creamy flavour. Derived from rolled oats, this milk has high levels of fibre and is free from cholesterol and fat. A key benefit to oat milk is its foam-ability which makes it a great choice for baristas creating ornate coffees. Oat milk also dissolves in coffee more easily than other plant-based milks, making it the ideal alternative for creating smooth lattes.


These are our favourite Barista Baba coffees to have with Oat Milk: 

Crema Koala, No Worries Brew, Brekkie Blend, Baba's Beard, Kangabrew, Blend Down Under, Aussie Arabica, Outback Roast


3. Almond milk

Perfect for coffee lovers who prefer a milky taste that still carries a nutty afternote. Almond milk is low in calories and fat, while being a great source of Vitamin E. It is also a great source of calcium, iron, and other essential minerals needed for healthy cognitive growth and development. However, almond milk is lower in protein than other plant-based milks, so it’s not necessarily a great choice for those seeking more of a protein boost.


Get nutty with these Barista Baba coffees paired with Almond Milk: 

Crema Koala, No Worries Brew, Brekkie Blend, Baba's Beard, Kangabrew, Aussie Arabica, Outback Roast


Almond Milk

Almond Milk

Cashew Milk

Cashew Milk

4. Cashew milk

Made from sun-dried cashews, it is popular among vegans for its high levels of vitamins K, B-12, and essential fatty acids. Its creaminess and subtle nutty flavour make it ideal for those who are not fans of the aftertaste of soy or almond milk. Cashew milk also contains lower sodium levels than other types of non-dairy milk, making it a great choice for those looking to reduce their sodium intake.

Pair these coffee with Cashew Milk: 

Crema Koala, No Worries Brew, Kangabrew, Aussie Arabica

5. Hemp milk

It has recently become quite the rage and is an excellent source of omega-3 and 6 fatty acids. It is also low in carbohydrates and has a creamy, nut-free profile which makes it an ideal choice for those who are not fans of nut-based plant milks. It also contains a number of essential minerals and is packed with protein, making it a nutritious alternative for vegans looking for a protein hit.

Have these coffees with Hemp Milk: 

Kangabrew, Aussie Arabica, Blend Down Under, Outback Roast

Hemp Milk

Hemp Milk

Macadamia Milk

Macadamia Milk

6. Macadamia milk

Made from ground macadamias, it has a slightly sweet nutty flavour that pairs wonderfully with coffees. Like other nut-based plant milks, Macadamia milk is low in cholesterol and fat, but is slightly higher in calories due to the amount of fat present in macadamias. However, the creamy and sweet taste of Macadamia milk makes it a fantastic choice for coffee lovers wanting to add a hint of sweetness to their drinks.

Add Macadamia Milk to these coffees: 

Baba's Beard, Kangabrew, Blend Down Under

7. Coconut milk

Another option that has grown in popularity with coffee enthusiasts due to its creamy, sweet and nutty allure. This milk contains a good combination of vitamins and minerals, as well as essential fatty acids. It also makes for a great source of electrolytes and is a great source of carbohydrates and protein, making it a popular choice for those on a vegan or plant-based diet.

Our picks of our coffees that are great with Coconut milk: 

Crema Koala, No Worries Brew, Brekkie Blend, Baba's Beard, Kangabrew, Aussie Arabica, Outback Roast

Coconut Milk

Coconut Milk

Rice Milk

Rice Milk

8. Rice milk

Smooth and creamy in texture, it is made from boiled rice and contains no fat, cholesterol or lactose, making it a great choice for those trying to reduce their fat and lactose consumption. It is slightly sweeter than other dairy-free milks and its mild flavour makes it an ideal choice for those wanting to avoid the stronger, nuttier taste of some non-dairy milks.

Enjoy Rice Milk coffee with these picks: 

Brekkie Blend, Baba's Beard, Kangabrew, Aussie Arabica, Outback Roast

Discover the Perfect Milk Alternative for Your Cup of Coffee

With the amount of milk alternatives that have become available on the market, there's never been a better time to switch up the coffee routine. Whether you're looking for a creamier and nuttier taste, or something with a hint of sweetness, there's bound to be an alternative milk that's perfect for you. Give yourself a boost of goodness with one of the many delicious milk alternatives and make every cup of coffee a unique and exciting experience.

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