Every year in October Coffee connoisseurs all over the world rejoice and come together for one very special day – Wold Coffee day!

To mark the occasion MILKLAB, Australia’s most popular barista milk for coffee has sent espresso aficionados into a froth with the launch of the hotly anticipated MILKLAB Oat. The creators of Australia’s award-winning plant based-milks, including almond, soy, coconut, and macadamia, have developed the long-awaited MILKLAB Oat to meet skyrocketing demand from Australia’s coffee drinkers.

MILKLAB Oat is a cafe creation almost two years in the making, designed in collaboration with the world’s finest baristas, cafe owners, and coffee connoisseurs to blend perfectly with espresso coffee. Rather than rush to market, MILKLAB chose to take the time to tweak, curate, and perfect MILKLAB Oat for coffee drinkers tested and validated by Australia’s best and brightest baristas.

“You’re not a true coffee snob unless you’re a milk snob. It’s arguably the most important ingredient to the perfect coffee experience. Since oat milk is now one of the most requested alternatives to dairy, we were thrilled to collaborate with MILKLAB to add our expertise and understanding of what coffee drinkers are looking for to create the most delicious, creamy coffee experience.” Chritos Panas, DTOWN Coffee Roasters

Coffee drinkers have developed a taste of oat milk sending global sales soaring to jaw-dropping new heights. But the craze has only just started to cause a froth in Australia, with the recent Café 2025 report revealing sales of oat milk coffees have grown 425% in cafes since June 2017 and will overtake other plant-based varieties as the milk of choice for coffee drinkers.

MILKLAB General Manager of Marketing Serge Costi says, “This is the year of oat milk. It’s the fastest-growing plant-based milk, and we’re only just beginning to see the craze take off in Australia. MILKLAB Oat has been developed in collaboration with baristas, with the single aim of creating the perfect alternative milk to enhance the coffee experience.”

Created with 100% premium Australian oats and no added sugar, MILKLAB oat boasts an indulgent oat-y flavour and creamy consistency that not only complements the flavour and boldness of espresso but also textures, stretches and pours with high performance with any coffee type. When tested against other brands, an independent research panel found MILKLAB Oat outperformed the current market leader for taste, overall enjoyment and appreciation. MILKLAB Oat is the latest product in the portfolio including award-winning almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, dairy milk, lactose-free milk and macadamia milk. MILKLAB is Australian-made and owned, using ingredients from local farmers.

MILKLAB Lamington Oat Milk Latte Recipe by Golden Brown Coffee (TikTok creator)

“I wanted to transport people back to their childhood with the power of taste. Using MILKLAB’s new Oat Milk, I’ve created three iconically Australian coffees that will surely drum up a bit of nostalgia. The Lamington Latte and Caramel Slice Cappuccino are both reminiscent of your favourite sweet treats, and the Lavender Latte will transport you back to the summer holidays when you’d play in the park, bees buzzing around in the perfumed lavender.”

Ingredients:

  • 350ml of MILKLAB Oat Milk
  • Chocolate Sauce
  • Raspberry Jam Sauce
  • Shredded Coconut
  • 30ml Espresso
  • Chocolate powder

Recipe:

1. Generously rim the top of your glass with thick chocolate sauce. On a plate, spread your shredded coconut and then dip the top of your glass, coating the chocolate in coconut.

2. Take your raspberry jam sauce and drizzle it on the inside of your glass in a circular motion so it runs down the side.

3. Place a shot of espresso in your glass.

4. Add 2 tbsp of chocolate sauce to your MILKLAB Oat Milk, and steam the milk until it reaches your preferred temperature. You can also heat your oat milk over the stove.

5. Fill up your glass with the chocolatey oat milk, and finish it off with a dusting of chocolate powder.