In the UK, most consumers take their coffee with milk (just think about the popularity of cappuccinos and lattes), so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the secret to creating a premium quality beverage menu is all in the milk!
Milfresh, from Aimia Foods, offers a range of granulated 100% skimmed milk and full dairy products designed to provide high quality hot beverages. Crucially for caterers, Milfresh quality drinks to be produced without the cost, storage, freshness and waste issues associated with fresh, liquid milk. Instead, Milfresh goes further, is cheaper and is ideally suited to bean to cup machines with instant canisters.
A choice of two varieties is available, Milfresh Gold and Milfresh Silver. Milfresh Gold is the original and best 100% skimmed milk granule powder available in UK foodservice. It is the premium choice for table tops and high volume locations, and gives drinks a creamy, smooth texture.
Milfresh Silver offers an economy, 100% dairy granule alternative. Made with a combination of skimmed milk and dairy components whey and lactose, Milfresh Silver provides 80% of the performance of Milfresh Gold.
The granulation process used to create Milfresh is slow and careful, thanks to a specific low heat drying technology. This protects the protein, amino acids, minerals and vitamins within the milk to produce a rich, creamy, natural taste and a product that is more reliable and more soluble than inferior quality products which are medium-high heat treated.
For vending operators, Milfresh allows the coffee shop experience to be more closely replicated and has step changed the quality of automatic drinks. Its granular structure is more reliable in machines and has two huge operational benefits over powdered milk; solubility and flow. Milfresh’s unique granules are free-flowing and perfectly soluble – even in cold water – which reduces incidences of machine breakdown.
Whether it’s a workplace, leisure facility or hospital, automatic beverage services are in constant demand thanks to their convenience and accessibility – especially when canteens and other services are unavailable. Using Milfresh, ten bags of 500g granulated milk can easily be stored on site, and will provide enough product to make approximately 415 cappuccinos. Think of this in terms of fresh milk, 103 litres of milk would be required to make the same amount of cappuccinos – that’s a lot of milk to store, especially in a fridge!
With ‘café culture’ showing no signs of slowing down, larger drink sizes and premium quality beverages have become the order of the day. It is therefore important for caterers to realise that milk is the single most effective means to a premium drink. Serving expensive coffee with poor quality milk will result in a sub-standard drink, but using exceptional quality milk with a lesser quality coffee will still result in a premium beverage.
Milfresh is made using the highest quality milk, sourced from established dairy co-operatives, operating on behalf of over 12,000 dairy farmers. These co-operatives already have minimum price guarantees amongst their members, which ensures sustainability in farming and milk supply. So Milfresh really is ‘as good, if not better than fresh’.
To find out more about Milfresh, please call Aimia Foods on 01942 4086000 or visit www.aimiafoods.com.