What Milk Options Are There For Coffee?

Coffee&MilkVariations_Post.jpgAfter a long week of work, we just want to sit back and enjoy the weekend a bit especially with some comforting coffee.  Who likes their coffee black? We do, however, there are ways to add some variety to your coffee if you’re in the mood to try something creamy.  The regular go-to is whole milk or even skim milk but lets venture out of the box and try some other options! Try these different options below and it just may give you a whole new perspective on new layers of flavor in your favorite drink.

Whole Milk

Whole milk is readily available at all stores and gives you what you expect. Add a splash of whole milk to your coffee and enjoy the rich, creamy texture.  We love this option, but it’s not always great for your waistline coming in at 180 calories per 12 oz.

Skim (Fat Free)  Milk

Another common option is  Skim Milk, which also contains dairy like Whole milk but is only 100 calories per 12 oz. While skim milk is reduced in fat, you may not get that creamy texture you’re looking for in whole milk. Don’t forget to watch out for the flavored skim milks that has added sugars for flavor.

2% Milk (Low Fat)

This milk is popular because it’s a low-fat option, which is only 150 calories per 12 oz serving, making this a good compromise between Whole and Skim Milk. If you think Skim is too watery and Whole Milk is too creamy, opt for 2% in your coffee latte.

Next we have the popular plant-based / dairy-free milk options.

Almond Milk

Almond milk has received a lot of attention lately and we know why! This plant-based milk is a favorite for adding into our coffee and even enjoying it with a bowl of cereal. Whether you’re vegan or perhaps lactose intolerant, Almond Milk makes a good alternative to dairy milk. Almond milk is light and nutty and is only 80 calories per serving.

Soy Milk

Soy Milk is the classic non-dairy milk alternative. Soy gives coffee a creamy texture and is only 130 calories per serving. If you’re not accustomed to the soy flavor, we recommend trying vanilla flavored soy that’s unsweetened. Who doesn’t like a hint of vanilla flavor in their coffee?

Coconut Milk

Coconut Milk may be a hit or miss with us. If you love anything coconut flavored, then this is your dairy-free alternative. Coconut is a great alternative to grabbing that half and half because it is rich and creamy. Each serving is only 110 calories.

Whether you like making your coffee a latte by adding milk or dairy free milk or just enjoying a cup of coffee without any additions, we would love to hear what your favorite milk option is.

We have tons of single origin whole beans that are waiting for you to add a splash of milk into:
1) Malawi
2) Sumatra Mandheling 
3) Nicaragua Segovia 
4) Indian Monsooned Malabar
5) Sulawesi Toraja 
6) Colombia Huila
7) Panama Boquete
8) Costa Rica
9) Ethiopia Sidamo
10) Mexican Chiapas
11) Congo Kivu
12) Honduras

Stay tuned for our Green Beans so you can roast your own coffee beans.

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12 Days of Recipes: No. 4 – Honey Chamomile Mint Tea Latte

Do you love cozying up with a huge mug full of tea? Of course! It’s Day 4 of our 12 Days of Recipes and we are sharing our Honey Chamomile Mint Tea Latte. This nighttime treat will consist of a good amount of relaxation to help you unwind after a long Monday day. Chamomile tea isn’t called sleepy time tea for no reason. Teasia Chamomile Mint Tea K-Cups.

One of our lovely staff members, Lindsay is sharing her story about her Chamomile Mint Tea routine today: “Before I found this recipe and my love for Teasia Chamomile Mint Tea I was heading to my favorite coffee shop on my way home from work daily just to get my nighttime routine started. At $4.99 a cup, this “routine” was turning into an expensive habit. The best part about this recipe is that it’s so inexpensive, convenient and delicious.”

Honey

What you’ll need:

1 Teasia Chamomile Mint Tea K-Cup
¼ Cup milk
2 Teaspoons honey
Cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Brew your Teasia Chamomile Mint Tea K-Cup as normal (remember, this tea is caffeine-free!)
  2. While your Teasia Tea is brewing, mix together milk and honey
  3. Froth your milk and honey.
  4. Once your tea is ready add milk and honey, stir
  5. Top with cinnamon
  6. Enjoy!

Pro Tip:

If you do not have an espresso machine lying around, add your warm milk to a jar with a secure lid, shake and abracadabra, frothed milk! (Careful to not burn your fingers, always use a kitchen towel to hold jar before shaking).

Let us know in the comments below if you have any holy grail nighttime routine tips. 

Check back for tomorrow’s tea recipe which is another great caffeine free option.

If you’ve missed our previous recipes, check them out here!

Day 1 Chocolate Peppermint Oolong Tea
Day 2 Apple Black Tea Cider
Day 3 Rose Bubble Black Milk Tea