Food Health

Got Plant Milk? 16 types of plant milk to improve health and flavor


Do you suffer from dairy allergies?

Are you lactose intolerant?

Perhaps you’re seeking ways to reduce inflammation.

Or maybe you’re looking to avoid the antibiotics and hormones often found in cow’s milk?

If you relate to any of the needs or concerns listed above, chances are you’ve searched for substitutes for dairy.

Don’t be mistaken though, plant-based milk is not only good for people who suffer from allergies or intolerances, but for anyone who is looking to try something else, besides dairy milk.

And, while such milk certainly isn’t a brand-new concept, the availability of options in this category is continually expanding. In fact, here we’re going to list an amazing 16 different varieties of milk, all derived from plants.

The best part?

We’re going to specifically look at each of these milks to see whether or not they ‘do your coffee good.’ Because, if they don’t enhance your cup of joe, why bother, right?

Just kidding, we know there are many other uses for plant-based milks aside from just adding them to your coffee, but since we’re pretty partial to this beloved bean, we’ll stick to the java-enhancing qualities of these milks for now. 😉

1—Almond milk

Let’s kick things off with a classic.

Cornering 63% of the plant-based milk market, almond milk is considered the most popular dairy alternative. This is interesting, once you have read about the rest of the milk options here!

Super light and slightly creamy, this milk is the foam king when it comes to coffee!

That’s right, all those pretty (and incredibly tasty) lattes you see posted all over social media, both hot and iced, can all be made with almond milk.

This nut milk creates a super stable foam to use atop your coffee, hot or cold.

Now, of course, you can simply add warmed almond milk to your hot coffee, or a splash of refrigerated almond milk to your iced coffee or cold brew, but if you’re really going for looks and desire a layer of smooth velvety foam to rest on top of your brew, almond milk consistently delivers!

2—Coconut milk

Refrigerated coconut milk (as opposed to the thicker kind found in a can) is subtly sweet, and light, but also slightly creamy. And, if you don’t mind the slight coconut flavor, it makes a wonderful addition to coffee.

The downside here? If you don’t care for the distinct flavor of coconut, you should be aware that generally, you’ll be able to detect this flavor when adding coconut milk to your coffee.

Personally, I think the flavor is quite subtle, but some people dislike using coconut milk in coffee. Try it and see what you think.

In my experience, it doesn’t froth particularly well, but if you have an espresso machine with a steaming wand, you can produce some decent foam if you’re looking to use it in a delicious latte.

My favorite way to enjoy unsweetened coconut milk is cold brewed with our Light Roast…absolutely refreshing!