Nestlé launches plant-based latte coffees in the UK and Ireland

First-ever non-dairy coffee lattes and certified by vegan society

Nescafé Gold
Nescafé Gold plant-based lattes

Nestlé has recently launched three plant-based frothy coffees under its iconic Nescafé Gold brand. The almond, oat and coconut lattes are all certified by the Vegan Society as suitable for people following a vegan diet and carry the sunflower trademark on the pack.

Nescafé Gold
Nescafé Gold coconut latte

The premium Nescafé Gold lattes are said to be the world’s first plant-based soluble coffees mixes and are available exclusively from Tesco until February 2020, after which they will also be available in other retailers across the UK and Ireland.

As per the press statement, blends of 100% Arabica coffees have been specially crafted to mix perfectly with the plant-based ingredients to create smooth creamy tasting lattes and each mug contains a source of calcium.

This latest frothy coffee innovation from Nestlé aims to help meet the growing consumer demand for plant-based and non-dairy products. Neil Stephens, head of the Nescafé business in the UK and Ireland, said, “Our new premium Nescafé Gold frothy coffees bring the plant-based, non-dairy trend out of the coffee shop and into the home. The three delicious flavors, oat, almond and coconut are also vegan-friendly as well as being a source of calcium. Nescafé is the world’s favorite coffee, but we do not take our position for granted. We are quick to spot and embrace fast-moving coffee trends and tastes in this highly competitive and innovative market. Our new plant-based vegan latte mixes are the latest in a long list of innovations to bring new and exciting sensory experiences to our loyal Nescafé consumers.”

The plant-based lattes are being launched first in the UK and Ireland before being rolled out in several markets across Asia, Europe, Latin America and Oceania.

Coffee is one of Nestlé’s high-growth categories. The company continues to invest to lead in the business, create more value for its brands and make a difference for consumers with innovative high-quality coffee products. Last month its premium Nescafé Azera brand launched roast and ground coffee bags in the UK and Ireland, which are the first coffee bags specially formulated to be enjoyed as a hot or cold brew, the press statement says.

Last year the Nescafé brand entered the growing ‘Origins’ arena with the launch of its Nescafé Gold Origins range, which allows consumers to explore authentic and exciting coffees originating from different parts of the world. The new vegan lattes will complement the existing range of 17 Nescafé Gold frothy coffees.

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