If we are looking for the perfect latte or cappuccino drink or even seeking to make that perfect cup of regular drip, shouldn’t we also be putting more time and attention into using the best milk products in our coffee drinks?
With so many options on the market today, it may seem overwhelming to decide which one is preferable. But just taking a few minutes to educate ourselves on what is available will go far in improving the quality of our coffee beverages.
Here are some factors to consider when choosing the perfect dairy products in your local area:
GET TO KNOW ITS SOURCE OF ORIGIN
Cow’s milk is the most basic and easiest to come by, in addition to knowing what animal the dairy product comes from, it can be beneficial to know where it comes from geographically. Buying food that is produced locally helps the environment and the local economy.
Also, buying locally produced dairy products can be particularly helpful in knowing that the product is fresh.
The amount of fat can be a controversial issue when it comes to coffee (or any food or beverage product). The buttercream is actually what makes dairy products thick and creamy, non-fat milk almost has the effect of watering down the coffee beverage instead of adding to its flavor and structure.
Whole Milk is the barista’s best friend. The cream is the one who brings a richness of texture on the palette that many people enjoy, as well as the froth and the foam that everyone loved from a cup of Cappuccino or Latte.
Often times, the taste of purely pasture-fed milk speaks for itself and is worth a taste test.
As you brew your coffee, you'd want to make sure that the coffee is paired with better dairy products to bring out the finest flavor. Putting thought into the selection of pairing coffee with Hometown, is an excellent step toward experiencing the perfect cup of coffee.