Until we were approached by Oatly… and right away we were sold.
Oatly is a brand of oat milk designed for a coffee shop setting. We immediately loved its outstanding flavor. It is mildly nutty and savory but has a level of sweetness comparable to high-quality cow’s milk, and it steams superbly, allowing us to do latte art with ease. As a bonus, it isn’t just dairy-free, but also gluten-free, nut-free, and free of added sugars.
Our favorite part of Oatly, however, isn’t any of it’s “on paper” perks. It’s the idea that it’s an ingredient, not just a substitute. Not only does it steam well and avoid allergies, but it is a quality ingredient in its own right. It’s not a compromise, it’s a wonderfully unique flavor equally satisfying as good ol’ cow’s milk.
When designing drinks, we never want to think in terms of our “best options.” We want to think “Does this get us excited?” and if it doesn’t, we want to keep looking. We want every part of a drink to give us that special feeling, without any one ingredient holding the others back. We’re proud now to serve a non-dairy milk that does just that.