We are two sisters living in NYC. We are vegetarians, lovers of our city and our planet. We love to cook and create. We've been making and blending nut milks, and after tasting fresh homemade almond milk (compared to that boxed stuff you buy at the grocery store), we just couldn't go back to that mass-produced, chemically-enhanced, ultra-pasteurized nut milk. What we needed was NotMilk! (ha).
Moreover, we love, love, love coffee and we live by it. Being lactose intolerant and conscious of our bodies and the environment, we just couldn't drink regular milk lattes in good conscience (and without an ache in our bellies!). So, we started experimenting. First soy lattes. Caffeine fix, sure. but wow - that’s no regular latte! Talk about an interesting flavor. Then, almond milk- a little better but still a distinctly different...nutty, flavor. We longed for the taste of a good old cappuccino- the velvety smooth, just a little sweet, delicate complement to coffee’s natural flavor. If only there was a way! Thus began our mission - to find a perfect soy-free, dairy-free complement to coffee. We’ve tried every kind of nut (and seed) under the sun. Different blends, all made at home in NYC. We tested their taste, their frothiness, their ability to hold foam and most of all, how well they mimicked all of the good of milk, without the bad (hormones, chemicals, lactose, sad cows :-( ). What we found was with a little sweet from a date, a little fat from tropical nuts, and the rich crisp, clean taste of almonds, we had the perfect blend. We are excited to share our milk with fellow coffee lovers in NYC- vegan, vegetarian and just plain curious alike, hot or cold, for those that need a morning fix or an afternoon pick me up, we are ready to serve!
Carolyn James - Founder and Chief NotMilk Officer
Susan Pineres - Founder and Chief Financial Officer
Kesu James - Creative Director