A few years ago, you’d have been lucky to get dairy-free milk in most coffee shops, but now veganism has slithered into the mainstream like a slippery plant-based eel, milk alternatives are becoming the norm.
And it’s not just your bogstandard soya. You’re often presented with all manner of delicious options, like oat (wassup, Oatly Barista?) and almond.
Costa already offers soya milk as an option, but today they’ve welcomed coconut milk to the roster.
The dairy-free alternative to milk contains coconut and soya, and has been specially created for baristas, to give a professional, glossy finish.
We all love a glossy coffee, amirite?
To celebrate the addition of coconut milk to their portfolio, Costa’s also launched a limited edition hot drink for Veganuary – a coconut and vanilla latte, which you can get your lips around from £2.95.
You can also treat your bad self to a coconut mocha and a coconut flat white – giving a tropical take on those classic caffeinated drinks.
The only downside is that coconut milk costs 45p extra. Now, we don’t like to pit mainstream coffee shops against each other, but there are a few who give you non-dairy milk for free. We’re just saying.
To cheer you up about having to pay extra for coconut milk though, Costa has launched a new vegan cake – the paradise slice.
The slice contains a chewy desiccated coconut base flecked with sultanas, apricot and cranberries, topped with glossy plain chocolate, all decorated with raspberry and pistachio crumb.
Get one in your digestive tract by crossing the palms of a Costa barista with £2.
Remember two years ago when Costa became the first UK coffee shop chain to launch a product registered with The Vegan Society’s Vegan Trademark? The fruity crumble cake?
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