British brand Costa Coffee is the first international coffee chain to offer camel milk as an alternative to cow's milk across the United Arab Emirates
Costa Coffee shops in the United Arab Emirates are offering camel milk as an alternative to cow's milk.
Customers at Costa Coffee shops across the United Arab Emirates can now ask their baristas to use camel milk instead of cow’s milk in their drinks.
The British brand has become the first international coffee shop chain to offer camel milk as an alternative to cow’s milk -- a new feature that points to the increasing acceptance and revival of a traditional Bedouin staple which had been gradually displaced by the popularity of Western cow’s milk.
Costa Coffee’s new feature follows not long after the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal hired a “camel milk mixologist” to create non-alcoholic cocktails based on the protein-rich milk to coincide with Ramadan.
Cocktails were created with freshly muddled mint, strawberries and milk for Middle Eastern-style milkshakes. The mixologist was also on hand to create bespoke cocktails and even make camel milk and food pairing suggestions.
Customers at the 30 Costa Coffee outlets in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah can now ask baristas to use camel milk in their coffees. To launch the new ingredient, the company has also developed a new Strawberry Camel Milk Cooler, a blend of fresh camel milk, strawberry and vanilla.
Camel milk is ideal for those who are lactose intolerant, contains up to 50 percent less fat than cow’s milk, and is high in vitamin C and calcium, says Costa Coffee. It's also said to be the closest animal-milk substitute to human mother's milk.