Iced coffee lovers rejoice: our Cold Brew cans have a new addition – the Merlo Coffee Oat Milk Latte.
Developed specifically for discerning coffee lovers who are searching for a full flavoured, creamy coffee but with the added health benefits that oat milk delivers. Oat Milk Latte is brewed using our freshly roasted Forza blend, a big-bodied crowd favourite with rich oak and toffee flavours and mild acidity. Smooth, refreshing and energising, it serves up a similar burst to a double-shot espresso per 250ml can.
The rising popularity of oat milk and its benefits.
Oat milk was developed in Sweden in the 90s (1994 to be precise) and has seen a huge surge in popularity in the past five years. You may be aware of some of the health and environmental benefits of this plant-based milk…if not, let us spill the beans! Baristas love working with oat milk. It behaves well on the steam wand, which is no small thing, but most importantly for us coffee lovers, it tastes great.
It's the creamy texture that does it, carrying the richness of the Forza blend and balancing out the big flavours with a natural sweetness that allows us to make the Oat Latte free from any added sugar. Oat milk also ticks a lot of boxes in terms of health benefits and diet – lactose and dairy free, vegan friendly, high fibre, heart health friendly, and fortified with calcium, along with vitamins D and B12.
Working with an Australian oat milk supplier means that we can support local farmers whilst also minimising our environmental footprint. Oat is a low impact crop, and pound for pound a glass of oat milk requires one sixth of the resources of the equivalent almond milk, and 80% less land when compared to dairy. We’re always working to improve our sustainability and we see Australian-grown oat milk as part of that process.
We’ve packed a lot into each Oat Milk Latte can, available at any Merlo retail store or order a 4pack online today - we can’t wait to hear what you think!