Nescafé is launching vegan coffee pods following an ‘increased demand for dairy alternatives‘.
The new pods, which retail at £3.99 for a 12-pack, are available in two varieties: almond and coconut milk. A third pod, made using oat-milk, is said to follow.
They will debut in major retailers Tesco and Sainsbury’s, and will also be available on Nescafé’s website.
‘Increase in demand’
Senior Brand Manager of Nescafé Dolce Gusto Florian Ramos told VegNews: “At Nescafé Dolce Gusto we’re always looking to provide our customers with the best home coffee experience.
“Over the past few years, we’ve seen an increase in demand for dairy alternatives so we wanted to ensure these customers can still enjoy barista-style coffee at home.
Nescafe’s vegan lattes
Back in 2019, Nescafé launched three plant-based frothy coffees in the UK.
The range, which the company describes as the world’s first plant-based soluble coffee mixes, includes almond, oat, and coconut lattes.
Neil Stephens is the Head of the Nescafé business in the UK and Ireland. In a statement sent to PBN, he 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 consumers.”
*The new vegan coffee pods are compatible with the Dolce Gusto machine