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    Almond milk

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    What's wrong with cows and cow milk? Answer ... nothing.

    In my family however it seems that if one is not lactose intolerant the other thinks milk is poison and the next that the dairy industry is torturing cows and the last one that milk is bad for you, and everyone wants almond milk.
    Now last time I checked almonds contain cyanide but hey ... what would I know right? So Almond milk it is.
    So I dish out almond milk coffee left right and center but never try it. the other half of the family (we are 16) wants full cream ... YESSSSS

    One day I tried by mistake and had to spit it out. Is that the sort of stuff I serve my family? I started to pay more attention, and taste the result to no avail. Tried different brands and all taste way too nutty. So up I go to visit my friend Gloria, the one that is always in jeans and her almond coffee was much more tolerable than mine. I checked her brand and she was using Woolies home brand

    So off I go to Woolies and buy the crappiest home brand ever and try but it tastes as expected, just bad.

    So what do I do to make a decent almond milk coffee?
    Cheat and mix half real milk in it? (very tempting)
    Lately I have been buying Lazzio dark roast from Aldi. Gave up on Vittoria Mountain grown. The only thing way up the mountain is their price and it tastes way too bitter. Yes tried the local roaster too and to me it's just like Aldi's only at 1/4 of the price.

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    Try the Blue Diamond almond breeze, it micro froths well, wife has two lattes a day so it must be OK. She also likes the Suncoast macadamia, but it froths poorly.
    You are right about the Vittoria mountain grown, used to get frustrated trying to fine tune them, easier to use better beans. The Aldi beans are O.K. for a change but you usually get what you pay for with freshly roasted beans.

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    milklab almond milk is the best I’ve had. a little difficult to find though, as I think milklab until recently only did wholesale. you should be able to find it at a whole foods grocer.

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    +1 for Blue Diamond Almond Breeze (barista blend). My wife has been DF for almost a year now, this milk is by far the easiest to stretch and (according to the wife) tastes quite good with most blends I roast. We buy in bulk from the Invicta Group.

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    Tried it once, just couldn't get it to foam up nicely. Switch them to soy

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    Soy is well, Soy, switch them to black coffees.
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    Almond milk tasting nutty ��
    Perhaps because it’s made from..............
    seriously tho, I’ve used almond breeze, and milk lab almond.
    We stuck with milk lab at work. It settles badly tho so make sure you shake it before pouring.
    For art I use a very pointy spout fir almond. It’s still average but better than a blob IMOP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcade View Post
    Tried it once, just couldn't get it to foam up nicely. Switch them to soy
    Soy is a pain. Smells like cardboard mostly. The milk lab one smells like nectarines

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronin View Post
    Soy is a pain. Smells like cardboard mostly. The milk lab one smells like nectarines
    Wish I could get nectarines that smelled like nectarines, nowadays most from the supermarket have no taste, perhaps if I drown em in soy milk.
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    Only the milk lab soy tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    Wish I could get nectarines that smelled like nectarines, nowadays most from the supermarket have no taste, perhaps if I drown em in soy milk.
    Perhaps don’t get your fruit from the supermarket. You don’t buy coffee from one so..........
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    I was house sitting for some friends and there just happened to be a carton of almond milk in the fridge. At last I thought, a chance to taste the nectar which is spoke of so highly by people with some sort of aversion to real milk. The verdict, it was disgusting. I don't know why it's so overrated, it virtually has no taste to my taste buds. I'd much rather drink black coffee than contaminate it.



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