A cup of coffee is the best way to get your morning started – but is it vegan-friendly? Here is everything you need to know about vegan coffee, including which options are not vegan-friendly.
What is Vegan-Friendly Coffee?
It is actually pretty straightforward to determine whether or not your coffee is vegan. That’s because all plain black coffee is!
Coffee is derived from coffee seeds, and coffee seeds are just plant seeds that have been roasted to provide us with the aroma and flavor we know and love. There are no animals involved in the process, and animal by-products are not necessary either.
Most creamers and coffee additives are not vegan since they tend to include dairy or other animal products. That being said, it is important to note that cafe au lait and cappuccino are not vegan-friendly options. You can, however, purchase vegan coffee creamer that uses oat or almond milk instead.
So, why is there hype around vegan cafes if it is all the same? Well, there is a bit more to it than that.
One of the most important aspects of the vegan lifestyle is ensuring that you are not harming living creatures or the environment, so a more pressing question to ask is really, "how are the beans grown?" If the coffee beans you buy were grown in a way that damages ecosystems or supports the use of harmful pesticides, do they align with your values?
Where can I find Vegan-Friendly Coffee Beans?
If you are looking for the best alternative to guessing whether your coffee beans are sourced in vegan-friendly ways, look no further than Wild Foods.
Our vegan coffee is produced locally in Austin, Texas, by an exclusively organic roaster. Since they only produce small, sustainable batches, they do not keep stock for an extended time – so the beans are always fresh.
Wild Coffee beans are fair trade, organic, and come from a single origin. These 100% premium coffee beans were made to take the guesswork out of finding vegan coffee!