Contributing Monkie Julie Morris
Published on July 3, 2010
Photographer: Rsms (CC)
To the dude with the double-shot, extra-dry, vanilla soy cappuccino (V Blak and you other Bad Monkies!), your long-winded order doesn’t even stand a chance — in terms of taste (or lack of pretention, for that matter — to top my delicious, healthy Hempuccino.
Rich, creamy, and boasting a long list of nutritious attributes (including Omega-3), the Hempuccino is made by using steamed Living Harvest Hempmilk as a non-dairy “milk” choice, and combining it with espresso. Coffee shops are quickly catching on to using the hemp milk as an innovative new way to produce impressively frothy and full-flavored drinks and steamers that make an exceptional morning mug.
Especially in the indigenous coffee culture of Portland, OR, marrying steamed hemp milk with ol’ cuppa joe is all the latest buzz. The city — whose vibe infers that a progressive stance on health and environment might just be as important as a really good cup of coffee — is also home to popular hemp food company Living Harvest, who thinks you can indeed have both. To prove it, they’ve been spending plenty of energy as of late promoting their award-winning Hempmilk in the independent coffee shops that line Portland’s streets. Once aware of the new option, many latte lovers and conventional coffee gurus alike have wasted no time in making the switch.
Carey Johnson, Director of Food Service for Living Harvest, credits the large success of Hempmilk to its “flavor, steaming performance, lack of allergens, [and] superb ingredient deck.” Specifically, hemp’s natural boost of healthy Omega-3 and 6’s and digestible protein — as well as it being an extremely sustainable and hearty food source — make it a superior plant-derived milk. And if the fast-gaining popularity of Hempmilk on grocery shelves is any indication, the Hempuccino revolution is ready to take off.
If you’re already self-sustained coffee buff, try using Hempmilk to make a Hempuccino at home. For the less ambitious of us, check in with your coffee shop to see if it’s on their menu yet and if need be, just bring your in own carton of Hempmilk for your local barista to whip up the most deliciously progressive coffee drink around. Remembering the hemp milk is easy — and you’re already in the habit of bringing your own mug. Right?