What is the best non dairy milk for coffee ?

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What is the best non dairy milk for coffee ?

Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:45 am

I worked a few weeks in Waitrose and noticed all the different types of non diary milks out there.
I drink my coffee at home and only semi skimmed works for me as I tried soya milk and although it's fine in cereal doesn't work for me , but I'm willing to try another alternative based on a recommendation.
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Re: What is the best non dairy milk for coffee ?

Post by Ian Volante » Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:16 am

I don't particularly drink coffee, but have had a latte with oat milk which was perfectly potable.
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Re: What is the best non dairy milk for coffee ?

Post by Jon O'Neill » Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:57 am

I've tried them all and nothing beats cow milk.

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Re: What is the best non dairy milk for coffee ?

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:50 am

I wouldn't have thought any milk or milk substitute would be enough to hide the taste of coffee. Just drink something that doesn't need its taste hiding.

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Re: What is the best non dairy milk for coffee ?

Post by Ian Fitzpatrick » Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:54 am

Coffee is best drunk black!
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Re: What is the best non dairy milk for coffee ?

Post by Matt Morrison » Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:46 am

undoubtedly it is the Barista version of Oatly. The Barista version is worth it.

oat milk in general is the best for coffee in terms of smoothness (some like soy can curdle) and oat milk is also pretty much the best for the planet too

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Re: What is the best non dairy milk for coffee ?

Post by Jon O'Neill » Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:48 am

Matt Morrison wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:46 am
undoubtedly it is the Barista version of Oatly. The Barista version is worth it.

oat milk in general is the best for coffee in terms of smoothness (some like soy can curdle) and oat milk is also pretty much the best for the planet too
This is the best one I had too. The first few sips are acceptable but as you get down the cup it gets somehow "thicker" to the point where it's basically undrinkable for me. But yeah it's better than most.

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Re: What is the best non dairy milk for coffee ?

Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:52 am

Ian Fitzpatrick wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:54 am
Coffee is best drunk black!
My first espresso usually is but for my evening coffee I normally have frothy milk
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Re: What is the best non dairy milk for coffee ?

Post by Matt Morrison » Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:26 pm

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:48 am
Matt Morrison wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:46 am
undoubtedly it is the Barista version of Oatly. The Barista version is worth it.

oat milk in general is the best for coffee in terms of smoothness (some like soy can curdle) and oat milk is also pretty much the best for the planet too
This is the best one I had too. The first few sips are acceptable but as you get down the cup it gets somehow "thicker" to the point where it's basically undrinkable for me. But yeah it's better than most.
May or may not be the problem but note that you have to give all oat milks a vinegar strokes-level shake before pouring.

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Re: What is the best non dairy milk for coffee ?

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:26 pm

Oatly is good on cereal and doesn't have a weird and slightly unpleasant taste that e.g. soya milk has. But I think it's low in protein and isn't a good milk substitute nutritionally.

But coffee has such a strong taste, if you're trying to dampen it down with a milk substitute I really think it's not going to make much difference which you use.

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Re: What is the best non dairy milk for coffee ?

Post by Callum Todd » Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:40 pm

Soya is shit.

Almond is okay.

Coconut is decent but I've heard it's not so good for you/the planet.

Oat is very good.

Cashew is nice if you can find it.

Hazelnut makes everything taste like Nutella.

For hot drinks, the best milk is no milk.
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Re: What is the best non dairy milk for coffee ?

Post by Marc Meakin » Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:12 am

Callum Todd wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:40 pm
Soya is shit.

Almond is okay.

Coconut is decent but I've heard it's not so good for you/the planet.

Oat is very good.

Cashew is nice if you can find it.

Hazelnut makes everything taste like Nutella.

For hot drinks, the best milk is no milk.
Have you tried the hemp ?
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Re: What is the best non dairy milk for coffee ?

Post by Matt Morrison » Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:58 am

Marc Meakin wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:12 am
Callum Todd wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:40 pm
Soya is shit.

Almond is okay.

Coconut is decent but I've heard it's not so good for you/the planet.

Oat is very good.

Cashew is nice if you can find it.

Hazelnut makes everything taste like Nutella.

For hot drinks, the best milk is no milk.
Have you tried the hemp ?
Rice milk is a more common one missing from Callum's experimentation.

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Re: What is the best non dairy milk for coffee ?

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:57 am

Pea milk is a more obscure one but with good protein content. Tastes weird though.

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