Coffee tips and tricks with Mylk Bases

Making the switch to plant based mylk is an excellent way to lower your carbon footprint and live a more sustainable life. At Mylk Made, we are dedicated to offering delectable, all natural plant based mylk bases that benefit you and the environment. However, if you're a newbie to using a mylk base for your coffee, it can be challenging to get the perfect cup. Here are some top tips to help you make the best coffee using a mylk base:

  1. Experiment with flavours: If you like to add flavours to your coffee, consider adding a dash of vanilla extract, cinnamon, or cocoa powder to your mylk base before heating it up. This will add extra depth and complexity to your coffee. Typically, plant mylks in cafes are sweetened, so our mylk bases (apart from our Sweetened Almond!) may taste quite different than you're used to. Sweetening them up with a natural sweetener or some added flavour is a great way to combat this!  

  2. Use the right ratio: When mixing your mylk base with water, make sure to follow the recommended ratio which is 1 cup of water to 1 Tbsp of mylk base. You can even add less water, 200ml to 1 Tbsp of base, for a creamier coffee.

  3. Don't be afraid to mix: Some plant-based milks work better with certain types of coffee. For example, almond milk works well with darker roasts, while coconut milk complements lighter roasts. Don't be afraid to mix and match to find your perfect combination.

  4. Get the temperature right: It's important to heat your mylk base to the right temperature to get the perfect cup of coffee. If your mylk base is too hot, it can curdle or burn, so make sure you heat it to between 60-70 degrees Celsius.

  5. Keep it sustainable! Using plant-based milk is a great way to live a more sustainable lifestyle, but don't forget about the rest of your coffee making routine. Choose reusable coffee cups and make sure to compost your coffee grounds instead of throwing them away.