NotCo launches NotMilk Barista

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NotCo Introduces Shelf Stable NotMilk Barista with “Cold and Hot Foam Like No Udder” for US Foodservice

After one year of R&D, NotCo US has launched NotMilk Barista, a shelf-stable oat-based milk that masters foam in hot and cold beverages. Specially designed for the food service industry, the NPD was created with NotCo‘s patented AI technology and the input of professional baristas.  The company claims it provides comparable functionality to traditional dairy milk, creating “perfect” foam, even in high-acidity coffees and regardless of the steaming setting. According to NotCo, 60% of food service operators perceive plant-based as an enduring trend, and many restaurants will incorporate meatless and dairy-free alternatives to their menus.  “We took action and hired baristas to come to our labs to help with improvement and design phases. After a year or so, NotMilk was performing great, delivering amazing macchiatos, lattes, flat whites, cappuccinos, …


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Aussie Plant-Based Brand MILKLAB Seeks Growth Opportunities in SEA Markets

MILKLAB, an Australian barista plant-based milk brand currently available in 19 countries across Asia, the Middle East, and South Africa, says it has further expansion plans in Southeast Asia (SEA). Last December, as part of its first regional marketing campaign in Southeast Asia, the global alternative milk brand kicked off a series of pop-ups in Singapore called MILKLAB Oat Float for consumers to taste coffee blended with its MILKLAB Oat Milk. In addition, the company implemented MILKLAB Coffee Run, a month-long promotional event to create brand awareness that offered one-for-one beverages at 16 prominent cafes in the city. Peter Brown, Regional Sales Director for Asia, Middle East, told FoodNavigator-Asia: “By combining brand activations targeting both trade partners and consumers, we aim to increase brand awareness and …



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Oatly Launches ‘Mini Barista’ Across UK

Alt dairy giant Oatly has added the Mini Barista to its plant-based milk range, a 500ml carton edition of its best-selling Barista product. The product is designed to help consumers make “baby steps” into plant-based, as the Swedish company continues to expand its oat-based dairy portfolio.  Oatly, the world’s largest oat drink company, will first launch the latest Mini Barista product in Tesco as of 20th June before being rolled out into Co-op and Ocado in September. Oatly claims the Mini Barista uses the recipe as the original Barista, as well as being fortified with calcium, iodine, riboflavin, vitamins B12 and D, and rich in unsaturated fats.  Joining the existing range of 1L Barista, Chocolate, Organic, Semi, Whole, and Chilled variants, the Mini is the …


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Trendy Californian Brand Nutpods Launches Zero Sugar Barista Oat Line

Popular vegan creamer brand nutpods has just introduced a new line of zero sugar barista oat milks that are tailor-made for espresso drinks. The California-based brand, born from a Kickstarter campaign, was founded by Madeline Haydon in 2013 and has benefited from its ambassador and influencer marketing programs, as well as help from niche bloggers. The new collection “will satisfy nutpods fans’ desires for an easy to foam and froth oat milk designed to create barista-quality lattes and cappuccinos at home but without the high levels of sugar often found in oat milk,” says the brand.  Original and Cinnamon Dolce flavored Barista oat milks in 32oz cartons are now available at Sprouts and Fresh Thyme. “Our zero-sugar brand has always been about giving the consumer choice …


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Minor Figures Launches Barista Light Oat as Part of Carbon Neutral Portfolio

East London oat-based coffee specialist Minor Figures has added Barista Light Oat to its carbon neutral range of plant-based barista drinks as the company continues to see success in the UK, US and Asia. “Unlike the other alternative milks, we aren’t trying to replicate dairy, but design products that allow the true flavour profile of the coffee to shine through” The plant-based oat milk market is experiencing steady growth and, according to forecasts, is expected to continue to grow strongly this year, with new oat milk varieties predicted as the main growth drivers. The alternative coffee company’s new product Barista Oat Light joins Standard Barista Oat and Organic Barista Oat to bring its Oat Milk range to three offerings. Early Bird in Canned Plant-Based Coffee …