UK coffee shops use camel milk

Coffees made with camel milk have gone on sale at a UK coffee shop for the first time at Taylor Street Baristas in central London.

The coffee shop asked customers to make a suggested donation of £1 above the standard price of the coffee and all the money raised will go towards the agricultural development charity Farm Africa.

Camel milk, which has a ‘clean and palatable’ taste similar to semi-skimmed cow’s milk, is rich in fatty acids and has around half the fat of cow’s milk, as well as up to three times the amount of vitamin C. It is also rich in unsaturated fatty acids.

Camel milk is used in coffees sold throughout the UAE and has been imported into the EU by Emirates Industry for Camel Milk & Products since July last year under the brand name Camelicious.

Cow, goat and even buffalo milk are all widely available in the UK now and there’s no reason why camel milk cannot make it into the mainstream here too.

 

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