The FINANCIAL — Nestlé Japan has launched a range of Nescafé lattes crafted with plant-based ingredients, meeting the rapidly growing interest in plant-based food in Japan. The Nescafé plant-based latte range in Japan includes ready-to-drink beverages to enjoy on-the-go or at home, soluble mixes that can be made by just adding hot water, and capsules for the popular Nescafé Dolce Gusto system.
According to Nestlé, the two varieties are oat latte and almond latte, both of which are blended perfectly with smooth Nescafé coffee. The launch in Japan follows earlier launches of Nestlé plant-based coffee mixes across a number of countries in Europe, Latin America and Oceania.
Philipp Navratil, Head of Beverages Strategic Business Unit, said “We are delighted to bring new coffee experiences with the launch of our Nescafé plant-based lattes in Japan. We are championing the discovery of plant-based food and beverages at Nestlé, and our iconic Nescafé brand is embracing and leading this trend.”
Nestlé is helping people embrace a more plant-based diet, with options across its wide range of food and beverages. The company has already launched plant-based alternatives to dairy made from rice, oat, soy, coconut, pea and almonds across categories. Examples include non-dairy ice cream, coffee creamers, rice- and oat-based drinks, pea-based beverages, plant-based cappuccinos and lattes, a vegan condensed milk alternative, as well as a range of non-dairy cheese to complement its plant-based burgers, Nestlé notes.