Being on a plant-based diet doesn’t mean sacrificing your love for coffee drinks. In fact, it’s the perfect opportunity to take your coffee game to the next level! Combine Cupffee, the edible coffee cup that’s as tasty as it is eco-friendly, with your favorite plant-based milks for an irresistible, guilt-free treat. Let’s dive into which vegan milks pair best with your coffee, and how they’ll taste even better when sipped from a Cupffee cup!
Plant-Based Milks to Make Your Filter Coffee Shine in a Cupffee
The three best plant-based milks to add to your filter coffee in a Cupffee cup are:
- Pea milk
- Cashew milk
- Soy milk
Pea milk is the top choice, closely mimicking the flavor and texture of dairy milk. It might be a bit trickier to find, but it’s worth the effort when it elevates your Cupffee coffee experience.
Cashew milk adds a creamier texture due to its higher fat content. Just remember to use a bit less to achieve the perfect balance when paired with a Cupffee cup.
Soy milk works well, too, but let your coffee cool slightly before adding it to prevent splitting. The combination of soy milk and a crispy Cupffee cup creates a delightful contrast.
However, we don’t recommend rice or coconut milk in coffee, as rice milk lacks texture and coconut milk has a distinct flavor that may not complement your brew.
The Best Plant-Based Milks for Lattes in a Cupffee
When it comes to steaming and frothing, oat milk and pea milk reign supreme. Just note that pea milk-based coffee drinks may be less sweet, so you might want to add sugar to taste. For a fantastic pairing, try our pumpkin spice latte in a Cupffee recipe!
What’s the Deal with Barista Milk?
Plant-based “barista milks” have been gaining popularity, and for a good reason. These milks, typically oat milk, have added vegetable fats and proteins, making them perfect for frothing just like dairy milk (I’m amazed by how similar they are). They’re a fantastic choice for homemade milk-based coffee drinks, especially if you have an espresso machine with a steam wand at home and love sipping milk-based coffee drinks. Best served in a Cupffee cup!
To sum it up, pea milk, cashew milk, and soy milk are the go-to options for filter coffee, while oat milk steals the show for steaming and frothing. Pair these plant-based milks with Cupffee for a delicious, eco-friendly, and vegan coffee experience that’ll have you coming back for more!
This fun and informative article was crafted by Oli Baise, a barista and coffee enthusiast who shares his love for all things coffee on his blog: Drinky Coffee.