Plant-Based Milks Shine at Specialty Coffee Expo

Plant-Based Milks Shine at Specialty Coffee Expo

At the recent Specialty Coffee Expo, plant-based milks were a major highlight, reflecting a growing consumer shift towards non-dairy alternatives in coffee shops across the U.S. Brands showcased a diverse array of options including oat, almond, pistachio, banana, and coconut milks, catering to both health and environmental concerns. Notably, oat milk is now the go-to choice in specialty coffee shops, while almond milk remains the top seller in supermarkets. Innovative offerings at the expo included Chobani’s Barista Vanilla Oatmilk and Táche Pistachio Milk, which boasts a significantly smaller water footprint than almond milk. The increasing variety and sophistication of plant-based milk products underscore their rising popularity and the industry’s commitment to sustainability.

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