If you’d like your coffee with a dose of healthy, then you’re going to love what’s brewing here…
Jack Graham, co-founder of Raw Press, reveals the secret behind Coffee & Mylk – a delicious morning pick-me-up that has developed quite the cult following since the launch of their cold-pressed and wellbeing brand last summer!
I for one, have fast become a regular at their trendy Dover Street café in Mayfair, drawn in by the cheerful vibes, gloriously guilt-free snacks and of course, the unique range of organic and raw juices. Spanning all tastes, these include three greens of varying sweetness, two intriguing roots combinations, a citrus juice with floral notes of thyme, three almond mylks, as well as freshly cracked coconut water.
You can read more about why Raw Press is one of my favourite healthy hangouts in London here.
But for now, over to Jack!
“We have been milking a lot of almonds and think we have finally come up with the king of almond milk recipes. The technique couldn’t be simpler! If you get beneath them and squeeze the base of the teat with a firm … oh wait, that’s a cow. This often happens, sorry.
You actually just soak the almonds and some dates, then blend them with vanilla bean, Himalayan salt and water, although we like to use raw, unpasteurised coconut water, which really refines the flavour and makes it extra delicious! At Raw Press we use fresh and fragrant young Thai Nam Hom coconuts. Enzyme and electrolyte-rich coconut water is isotonic, meaning it has the same electrolyte balance as blood.
Once strained and chilled, in order to finish off our signature drink Coffee & Mylk, we add coffee from single origin Colombian beans from Volcano Coffee Works, which are cold brewed for 12 hours, yielding low acidity but a vibrant chocolate orange aroma, light raisin sweetness and medium body. Say goodbye to your morning cappuccino as this is mineral-rich jet fuel that you can definitely feel good about!”
- 120g soaked almonds
- 5 medium-sized soaked pitted dates
- a pinch of sea salt
- a quarter of a vanilla bean or 3 drops of vanilla extract
- 1 litre fresh coconut water
- A shot of cold-brew coffee or espresso
Vitamix or blend all the ingredients except the coffee until creamy smooth, strain, mix in the coffee and serve or chill for up to three days.