Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Soy in coffee?

  1. #1
    Senior Member Yelta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Moonta SA.
    Posts
    6,815

    Soy in coffee?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    This may seem like a dumb question but Im wondering why people use soy in preference to milk in coffee?
    Always been a milk person myself and have not tried soy, am I missing something?
    I wonder if there is a trend toward soy, may start a poll. :)

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Toronto, New South Wales, Australia, Australia
    Posts
    305

    Re: Soy in coffee?

    Vegos/Vegans might choose it from an ethical perspective and could give you better info on that side of things.
    Im a non-vego soy drinker and my choice is purely for flavour. Well, maybe umami is a better word. I like the weight and richness of it. Its pricey though (esply once you discover bonsoy) so I usually make my first cup on that then regular milk for the rest of the day.
    It might also be a health consideration, soy milk Im guessing has the same phytoestrogens as other soy products and other nutritional goodies, however I cant say Ive noticed any health benefits off my 1 cup a day.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Yelta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Moonta SA.
    Posts
    6,815

    Re: Soy in coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 404841444E4442585E2D0 link=1257369680/1#1 date=1257371056
    purely for flavour. Well, maybe umami is a better word. I like the weight and richness of it
    Thanks Mel, interesting observations, had not contemplated the Vego aspect, should have added that to the poll, perhaps I can modify it.
    Flavour, weight and richness, do you consider it to be superior to full cream milk? :)

  4. #4
    Senior Member Dennis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    4,512

    Re: Soy in coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 774B425A4F2E0 link=1257369680/2#2 date=1257373145
    do you consider it to be superior to full cream milk?
    Thats a really weird question Jon - like asking do you consider a carrot to be superior to an onion?

    Why not just try it for yourself and see what YOU think. Just when doing so, avoid any cafes that use the cheap stuff. ;)


  5. #5
    Senior Member Bosco_Lever's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    QLD
    Posts
    438

    Re: Soy in coffee?

    Most people that drink soy do it due to food allergies. There are many who are lactose intolerant, or have some digestive problems with milk. They choose or are forced to choose an alternative.
    My wife cannot drink cows milk any more and will only drink Bonsoy. Anything else tastes and smells awful (our opinion).
    When cafes and coffeeshops realize the reason why people drink soy is for dietary not trend reasons, then they will accommodate these customers. But serving soy without knowing why the customers request it is also pretty slack from a business point of view.
    Places like The Coffee Barun not only serve Bonsoy but also SAs best milk (Tweedvale). Mark is an astute businessman who sells a quality product, hence the reason his fame is spreading. The same applies to other establishments like Coffee Craft and Bar 9.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Yelta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Moonta SA.
    Posts
    6,815

    Re: Soy in coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 58797272756F1C0 link=1257369680/3#3 date=1257374292
    Quote Originally Posted by 774B425A4F2E0 link=1257369680/2#2 date=1257373145
    do you consider it to be superior to full cream milk?
    Thats a really weird question Jon - like asking do you consider a carrot to be superior to an onion?

    Why not just try it for yourself and see what YOU think. *Just when doing so, avoid any cafes that use the cheap stuff. ;)
    Whats weird about it Dennis? Melicious stated (Im a non-vego soy drinker and my choice is purely for flavour. Well, maybe umami is a better word. I like the weight and richness of it) and I posed the question (do you consider it to be superior to full cream milk?) carrot v onion comparison, dont see the relevance, soy is I believe a milk substitute, never seen a carrot substituted for an onion
    As far as trying it myself, I may well do that, however will be in the comfort of my home on my own machine rather than a cafe. ;)


  7. #7
    Senior Member Dennis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    4,512

    Re: Soy in coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5C60697164050 link=1257369680/5#5 date=1257376241
    never seen a carrot substituted for an onion
    Ah ok then, would have been better to say a lentil burger to a regular beef burger. They are different. In this case, I dont see how you could possibly state one is superior to the other unless comparing the same foodstuff.

    Is a cappuccino superior to a cafe latte?

  8. #8
    Senior Member Yelta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Moonta SA.
    Posts
    6,815

    Re: Soy in coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 25040F0F0812610 link=1257369680/6#6 date=1257376840
    Is a cappuccino superior to a cafe latte?
    Yep, easy question, to me it is. ;)

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Toronto, New South Wales, Australia, Australia
    Posts
    305

    Re: Soy in coffee?

    soy better than regular milk? Yes, when I want a nice, heavy comforting sort of drink. Not if I want something finer, like say for milk being added to a mac.
    Cap better than a latte? Hell no. Primarily because the default setting for serving one is with a mound of choc sprinkle on top and I like to taste the coffee in my coffee, not choke on a dust cloud. 2ndly not too keen on that much foam - and lets face it, most places you wouldnt want more of their separated-out, stiff-peaks style froth.

    But for both these things it must be noted I wouldnt turn down a freebie if it happened to be made on regular milk or as a cap.
    Not better or worse, just differently suited to my tastes and mood.

    As Dennis said, if you want to get to the heart of the "Soy Conundrum" give it a try. Worst case scenario is one wasted cup of coffee.

  10. #10
    Senior Member Yelta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Moonta SA.
    Posts
    6,815

    Re: Soy in coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2F272E2B212B2D3731420 link=1257369680/8#8 date=1257381532
    As Dennis said, if you want to get to the heart of the "Soy Conundrum" give it a try. Worst case scenario is one wasted cup of coffee.
    I probably will try it, but of course like it or not it will still only be my opinion, I was trying to get a feel for the general consensus.

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    777

    Re: Soy in coffee?

    I dont like soy in coffee that much although I do drink soy milk- and use it for cereal.... (I hate milk with cereal).

    I find soy is too nutty to go with coffee well which I already find somehow nutty. But I dont mind soy milk with tea... its not that nutty.

    am I nuts?

    Oh and although Carrots are really brilliant- Onions are more versatile- and therefore superior. Having said that I do eat carrots and enjoy them...

    and lattes are better than cappucinos but neither are as good as a piccolo...

  12. #12
    Senior Member Yelta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Moonta SA.
    Posts
    6,815

    Re: Soy in coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 263A2727303B213C3B34363A33333030550 link=1257369680/10#10 date=1257389551
    am I nuts?
    Your heading in the right direction. :D

  13. #13
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    18

    Re: Soy in coffee?

    ::)Thought I would put in my 20 cents worth.

    When feeling like a milk based espresso, I have always gone for soy (although am happy to drink both). *The experience is quite a different one. *Soy is very earthy and does add its own flavours/texture to the coffee, which can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on what you are looking for. *Personally I dont like the fatty feel of normal milk.

    In saying this though, there are soys and there are soys. *Again a personal preference. *I have found Bonsoy to be a popular soy and it textures nicely. *The other more popular soy is the red packet vitasoy (which personally I detest, but other avid coffee drinkers love?). *Some soys make your coffee feel like you are having to gulp down a sickly sweet, thick smoothy and others are watery or add not so nice flavours.

    I have read in the past that it is easier to burn and denature soy milk when texturing, which may also add to the negative press on soy?

    The only way to know if soy is for you is to try it, but maybe do it first in a reputable cafe (if you can find one), and who are sympathetic to soy drinkers. *Or like you said, try it yourself on you own machine.

    Denhamia



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •