There is a time for coffee shops, but even with the efficiency of mobile ordering, canned lattes bring a new meaning to coffee-to-go. The single-serve bottled varieties have been improved upon with La Colombe leading the way, swapping the bottle for a can, and creating the world’s first draft latte. Other coffee companies followed suit, and now consumers have their choice of chilled plant milk lattes to enjoy on-the-go. Here are seven of our favorites.
1. Elmhurst 1925 Oat Lattes
This family dairy-turned-plant-milk-company is doing more than “milking nuts” this summer. Known for its minimal-ingredient nut milks such as walnut, almond, and cashew, Elmhurst recently debuted a collection of four shelf-stable, oat-based coffee, and tea lattes. The line includes Matcha, Golden Milk, Flash Brew, or Cacao. Each single-serve carton is free of gums, emulsifiers, and carrageenan, delivering on the Elmhurst promise of natural and minimal ingredients.
2. La Colombe Draft Lattes
Based on a combination of creative ingenuity and perhaps a bit of magic, La Colombe created the first draft latte in a can in 2016. Since its inception, the company expanded the line to include oat and coconut milk varieties. Current flavors include Oatmilk and Cold Brew, Oatmilk Vanilla, Oatmilk Caramel, Coconut Milk and Cold Brew, and Coconut Milk Mocha.
3. Chameleon Cold-Brew Oat Milk Lattes
We fell in love with this cold-brew brand when we first sipped its bottled, boldly flavored black coffees. Its two non-dairy canned lattes are equally as satisfying (and still provide a noteworthy caffeine kick). Both options—Dark Chocolate and Maple—feature creamy oat milk combined with the company’s signature organic cold brew.
4. Califia Farms Nitro Lattes with Oat Milk
Fans of the Califia Farms bottled lattes need to add these canned varietals to their fridges and beach coolers. Each oat milk-based latte provides a satisfying pop and fizz thanks to the nitro infusion. Flavors mimic the best-selling bottled drinks and include Black & White, XX Espresso, Salted Caramel, and Mocha.
Rise Brewing Co.
5. Rise Brewing Co’s Nitro Cold Brew Coffees
Toss a few of these creamy nitro cold-brews into the cooler before you head off to a picnic. These oat milk beverages retain a smooth and foamy finish in the can—just make sure to not shake them up too much before opening, or you could end up wearing your latte. Flavors include Original Black, Oat Milk Latte, and Oat Milk Mocha.
6. High Brew Coffee Dairy-Free Lattes
While oat milk seems to be the popular choice amongst canned latte competitors, High Brew breaks the mold with its coconut and cashew milk cold-brew beverages. The company also offers more than just the standard latte or mocha (though they have those, too). Fun flavors range from Toasted Coconut to Bourbon Vanilla.
Pop and Bottle
7. Pop & Bottle Oat Milk Lattes
For more than just a jolt of caffeine, reach for a can of Pop & Bottle. Each oat milk-based beverage includes good-for-you ingredients such as coconut MCT oil, antioxidants, and adaptogens. Vegan-friendly options include the Classic and Mocha—skip the Vanilla, as it contains animal-based collagen.
Tanya Flink is a Digital Editor at VegNews as well as a writer and runner living in Orange County, CA.
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