Expand Your Coffee Offering with Lactose-free Milk
13 December 2023

Expand Your Coffee Offering with Lactose-free Milk

Lactose-free milk for coffee is not only a way to offer a great cup of coffee to a wide variety of customers – it also secures superior milk texture that is hard to find in plant-based milk alternatives.

The type of milk you use can really affect how your coffee tastes and looks. This matters a lot to coffee lovers, unless and nowadays, many coffee recipes involve steamed milk to create that nice frothy foam.

Traditionally, milk is mostly made up of protein molecules. The amount of these proteins can vary depending on the type of milk you're using. When you heat the milk, these proteins "melt" and trap air, which is what makes the milk get all foamy. But here's the thing – different milks, like regular dairy milk and non-dairy options, behave differently when you steam them, so the foam they create can be quite different.

With top-notch coffee shops popping up everywhere, people are becoming pickier about their coffee, and they're paying extra attention to every part of their drink, especially the milk. It’s not only the coffee beans, roasting process etc. that make a good cup of coffee – the milk plays a crucial role in making sure the coffee tastes great, has the right texture, and looks fantastic, just the way your customers like them.

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Lactose-free milk for coffee is your competitive edge

When purchasing coffee, 89% of lactose intolerant consumers say milk is important to the taste, texture, and appearance of the drink. And while plant-based alternatives, such as soy and almond milk, may be lactose free – they lack the goodness and the unique taste found in dairy.

In fact, a third of consumers said that they would opt for plant-based options out of necessity rather than choice, with 58% resorting to black coffee, and 15% avoiding tea and coffee completely when dining out.

The lack of options for lactose-free consumers has created a gap in the market for those where coffee is a key revenue stream. Serving a high quality cup of coffee with lactose-free milk has the potential to give your business an edge over your competitors, helping you to capture a small army of loyal coffee drinkers.

Lacto free products

Fat content in your milk is very important in terms of both texture and taste when making milk-based coffee drinks such as cappuccinos, lattes, and flat whites. We have gathered a couple of our most popular lactose-free milks for coffee below for you to find the one that best fits your needs.

Lactofree Whole Milk 1L

Lactofree Whole Milk 1L

Dairy's Back on the Menu. The good news is that Lactofree Whole Dairy Drink is made from cows' milk that's been specially treated to remove lactose*, giving you all the great taste of dairy, with none of the nasty side effects. The even better news is that we also offer lactose free cheddar, yoghurts, spreadable and cream, so now you can put dairy back on the menu. Lactose free. Made with cows milk - Suitable for vegetarians. Lactose free* *Less than 0.03% lactose *We use rigorous scientific testing to ensure that Lactofree dairy drink contains no lactose, using the most accurate UKAS-accredited tests available, enabling us to detect lactose at a trace level of 0.03%. At this level our tests show that there is no lactose present in Lactofree.

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Lactofree Semi Skimmed Milk 1L

Lactofree Semi Skimmed Milk 1L

Dairy's Back on the Menu. The good news is that Lactofree Whole Dairy Drink is made from cows' milk that's been specially treated to remove lactose*, giving you all the great taste of dairy, with none of the nasty side effects. The even better news is that we also offer lactose free cheddar, yoghurts, spreadable and cream, so now you can put dairy back on the menu. Lactose free. Made with cows milk - suitable for vegetarians. Lactose free* *Less than 0.03% lactose *We use rigorous scientific testing to ensure that Lactofree dairy drink contains no lactose, using the most accurate UKAS-accredited tests available, enabling us to detect lactose at a trace level of 0.03%. At this level our tests show that there is no lactose present in Lactofree.

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Want more insights from the coffee industry?

If you’re curious about more coffee tips and knowledge about making the perfect cup of coffee, you can download our full guide "Your Milk Gives You the Edge" via the link below.

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