Many coffee drinkers add some form of milk, creamer, or coffee whitener to their cup. In Australia, only about 1 in 8 (12%) coffees sold are long blacks or espressos that don’t add anything to the brew. It is much more common to hear the barista shouting orders for a latte or flat white. In fact, more than half of all coffee sales in Australia come from those two orders as 1 in 3 (33%) coffees are lattes and 1 in 4 (24%) are flat whites.

If you’re making your own cuppa in the morning at home, especially when making an instant coffee, you might turn to coffee whitener instead of milk or cream. Coffee whitener is also often found in workplaces, at events, or in hotels due to the convenience and long shelf life. For customers avoiding dairy or who are lactose intolerant, it is a great substitute for milk as a non-dairy alternative.

Whether you’re using instant coffee granules or coffee pods, having bulk coffee creamer nearby ensures everyone can make the perfect cup based on their preference. If you’re keen to start your morning off a little different, there are a variety of coffee drink recipes available to give you some ideas.

What is coffee whitener made of

Coffee whitener is used as a substitute for milk or cream. It can be the perfect solution for B&BS, venues, and offices that want to offer coffee to consumers without worrying about expiration dates. With a much longer shelf life, coffee whitener offers convenience and a self-serve option that lets people pick how much they want to add. Another bonus is that it usually doesn’t need to be refrigerated.

To mimic the creaminess of milk, coffee whitener is generally made up of vegetable oil and sugar. It typically has less fat but more sugar than milk or cream. It can contain sweeteners or come in different flavours such as caramel, vanilla, hazelnut, or Irish crème. Though it’s a non-dairy alternative, check the label to see if it includes any milk proteins such as casein. For lactose-intolerance or vegan consumers, they might wish to avoid coffee whiteners with that, or similar, ingredients.

 

 

The difference between bulk coffee creams and creamers

There are a handful of different bulk coffee creams and creamers you can offer to your customers. A range of fresh dairy products include milk, cream, or half-and-half. While skim or light milk can have a lower fat content, cream and half-and-half are creamier and thicker options.

Coffee creamers are often the better choice when looking for a product with a longer shelf-life than fresh milk. Nestle coffee creamers can last up to two years if stored properly. Coffee creamers come in a variety of flavours such as hazelnut, peppermint, caramel, and French vanilla. For health-conscious consumers, there are also sugar free options.