Nestlé’s new premium NESCAFÉ GOLD plant-based, non-dairy lattes are now available in South Africa. Crafted with plant-based ingredients, these are non-dairy coffee lattes for people following a vegan diet. They’re also perfect for those wishing to live a healthier, sustainable lifestyle. The fact is, they’re great for everyone with a taste for exceptional coffee.

Introduced first in the United Kingdom, the NESCAFÉ GOLD Dairy Alternative range took home the 2020 Product of the Year Award in the dairy alternatives category! The convenient vegan-friendly sachets were voted for by over 10,000 consumers. This was done via independent research conducted by the global research group, Kantar.

An Era Of Vegan Lattes

The new lattes were curated using a blend of the highest quality Arabica and Robusta coffee beans, almond, oat and coconut. They are delectably smooth and creamy while being vegan–friendly and dairy-free. The innovative soluble lattes complement the favoured NESCAFÉ GOLD range to bring home the taste of café-quality, plant-based lattes.

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Nicole Roos is the Business Executive Officer: Beverages at Nestlé South Africa. She says: “We keep our fingers on the pulse of consumer desires. Worldwide, there is growing consumer awareness of health, wellness, and longevity which has inspired a move towards natural, plant-based products. Until now, there has been no one-cup soluble cappuccino treat for consumers who do not consume dairy products; whether it is a lifestyle choice or because they must avoid dairy due to allergies or health reasons.”

“With the new NESCAFÉ GOLD plant-based mixes range, we are the first food and beverage manufacturer in South Africa to introduce an offering that invites them to enjoy a premium, frothy cappuccino experience at home,” added Roos.

What’s your flavour?

There will be three variants, each with its own discerning flavour. The vegan-friendly flavours are Coconut Latte, Almond Latte and Oat Latte. The one-cup milk-alternative latte sachets are easy to prepare. Simply add hot water, stir vigorously, and savour sensory experience of coffee crafted with the best quality ingredients.

Coconut Latte

This latte is made with 100% high-quality Arabica beans and coconut. Not only will it provide a delicious beverage, but you’ll also reap the benefits of coconut.

For one, coconut can help you achieve flawless skin, as one study found that coconut oil actually contains anti-aging properties. Coconut may even help keep your brain healthy. A separate study has suggested that properties found in coconut oil may help improve the cognitive abilities of Alzheimer’s patients.

Almond Latte

This latte is made with 100% high quality Arabica beans and almonds. For those who enjoy almonds as a snack, they’re going to love this latte even more.

Almonds’ rich nutritional profile includes vitamin E, magnesium, healthy fats as well as fiber. This allows it to boost your health. In fact, almonds can help to lower both blood sugar levels and cholesterol levels. This then reduces your risk for both heart disease and diabetes.

Oat Latte

Why start your day with a bowl of oats, when you can start it with an Oat Latte instead? The latte is made with 100% high-quality Arabica beans and oats.

Oats are one of the healthiest grains on earth. So, drinking it in the form of a latte is a great way to really boost your health. Not only are oats rich in antioxidants, but they can also help to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, and even childhood asthma.


“Not only are our new mixes leading the way with dairy-free convenient coffee solutions but are also undoubtedly the most delicious plant-based lattes you will ever make at home. They are also part of an ever-growing repertoire of exciting innovations and experiences from NESCAFÉ for diverse and discerning consumers,” concludes Roos.

The NESCAFÉ GOLD Vegan Lattes are available at all leading retailers in South Africa.


The video interview with Nicole Roos, who is is the Business Executive Officer: Beverages at Nestlé South Africa contains the full dialogue of this interview and you can watch it below.

Pie Mulumba

Pie Mulumba

Pie Mulumba is a beauty and wellness writer who has a passion for poetry, equality, natural hair, and skin-care. With a journalism degree from Pearson's Institute of Higher Education, and identifiable by either her large afro or colorful locks, Pie aspires to continuously provide the latest information, be it beauty or wellness, on how one can adopt a healthy lifestyle on a day-to-day basis.

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