Is it time you embraced the dairy-free revolution?

Is it time you embraced the dairy-free revolution?.

May 27th, 2022 | Coffee Industry Insights & Trends

In case you hadn’t noticed, alternative milks are experiencing somewhat of a boom in popularity. But you were probably fully aware of this given the changes you will have witnessed to your sales of dairy-free drinks in recent times. Alternative milks, whether it be Soya, Almond, Coconut or Oat, are now an essential feature of any café’s menu.

What’s to come

If you feel like you are a little late to the plant-based party, then don’t worry. There is a lot more to come from this market in the coming years, with it expected to reach in excess of $32 billion globally by 2028 (1), a fivefold increase since 2020.

There are a myriad of reasons for this, the continuing rise of veganism, your customers’ dietary restrictions, new lifestyle choices, environmental concerns or simply because of taste preferences.

“Almost a third of adults drink plant-based milk, evidence of its firmly mainstream status and appeal far beyond the vegan or vegetarian populations” – Mintel.

Regardless of their reasoning, more and more customers are in search great-tasting dairy-free coffees and drinks.

Perfect for baristas

To help café’s meet this growing demand, Matthew Algie and Espresso Warehouse have unveiled a brand-new range of barista-grade plant-based milk alternatives.

Espresso Warehouse Oat, Almond, Coconut and Soya drinks have been developed with both baristas and the end consumer in mind.

Each flavour has been specially formulated by experts to ensure they foam brilliantly for impeccable latte art. Plus, unlike many of the current market offerings, they are perfectly compatible with a wide range of coffee machines, including bean-to-cup models.

This was a key focus for the team at Espresso Warehouse when formulating the new drinks, ensuring ease of use for all.

The four-strong, gluten free range also aligns with the industry-leading sustainability goals and achievements that Espresso Warehouse and the wider Matthew Algie group pride themselves upon.

Above all else, however, each of these milk alternatives will taste delicious whether hot or cold, allowing you to take your drinks menu to new heights.

If you are looking for some suggestions on new drinks to entice your customers with using these plant-based milks, why not download our Stir It Up magazine for summer 2022.

We’re proud of these products

Brian MacPherson, Director at Espresso Warehouse, said:

“The plant-based beverage market is growing rapidly, and our new Espresso Warehouse barista-grade range will provide more choice and better performance to café operators than ever before. All four products have been uniquely formulated for baristas and perform exceptionally well, whether hot or cold.

“This new range has been created with the same values that have driven Matthew Algie for the last 150 years, providing hospitality businesses with high quality, sustainable products that will help them thrive.”

Espresso Warehouse Oat, Almond, Coconut and Soya drinks will launch later this month, both online at and offline through the Matthew Algie customer network of coffee shops and hospitality businesses.

You can learn more about each individual flavour here.

  1. Source – Data Bridge Market Research