latte boom is set to soon knock soy milk off its perch as the hipsters’ first choice as a non-dairy beverage.
While many dairy farmers consider the cafe culture a lot of froth and bubble, millions of Australians flock to cafes each morning to douse their caffeine with rice, oat, nut-based and even coconut extracts.
While the NSW Dairy Connect lobby group has called on Australia to follow Europe in banning the term milk being applied to plant extracts, Dairy Australia has found that demand is soaring.
“Sales of non-dairy ‘milks’ to the food service sector and other non-grocery channels, grew … rapidly, up 32 per cent compared to last year,” Dairy Australia reported in its latest Situation and Outlook report.
“Almond and coconut beverages experienced the largest increase in sales to food services in 2017–18.”