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Besides making plant-based alternative milks, our team also dabble in writing words and taking pictures – most-often with a brew in hand.


The Local Pour – Copain

The folks at the Copain cafe (French for ‘friend’) in Ponsonby are all about bringing people together with incredible food and brews. They draw on classic French recipes, and we’re proud to announce that they’re now stocking their fridges with The Alternative Oat, Almond and Soy. 

Bon appétit, Alternative pastry-lovers.
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The Local Pour – Seven Mile Coffee

Talk about going the extra mile. From sourcing and roasting to brewing and teaching, Seven Miles Coffee Roasters have always been about doing the very best for their customers. 

Now, they’re pouring The Alternative Oat and Almond milks. We sat down with their head barista, Georgia to find out a little more about Seven Mile Coffee.
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The Local Pour – ST. ALi

Melbourne-founded ST. ALi have been bringing the brew-loving energy to Australia since 2005.

We sat down with ST. ALi’s General Manager Lachlan to chat about the past, present and future and why they have partnered with The Alternative.
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The Local Pour – Dear Jervois

Over in Herne Bay, Auckland, the folks at quintessential, fresh-obsessed cafe Dear Jervois have always taken the natural approach. Turning organic wholefoods into delicious dishes, smoothies and brews. They’re calling on suppliers who are sustainability focused, putting the health of people and planet first.

We sat down with the two head baristas Estefana and Geonju to get an insight into their world.
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The Local Pour – Proud Mary Coffee

Proud Mary run a truly iconic cafe and roastery in Collingwood, Victoria. Not only because they’ve given brew-lovers a heartfelt experience since 2009, but because they go the extra mile to build sustainable business practices in Melbourne, in Portland, and right down the supply chain to the origin of every bean. We sat down with Cafe Manager Brodie Roberts to talk sustainability and how grower information helps enrich every cup.
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The Local Pour – Two Before Ten

We love businesses that love the soil as much as the daily toil. For Chris, one of the owners of Two Before Ten in Canberra, it’s about growing your business bit by bit and looking after everyone who comes through your door. Two Before Ten are now pouring The Alternative Oat and Almond milks.
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The Alternative Latte Art Smackdown – Rules

This is a Free & fun event, but we do need some ground rules!
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The Local Pour – Cafe Girasoli

Along an old stretch of shops in suburban Sydney’s Allambie Heights, Cafe Girasoli has been quietly transforming the mornings of its customers. We sat down with the owner and brew-lover Andre to chat about the importance of offering consistent quality – and the big shift towards plant-based milks.
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Literally Nuts with Biffy Brentano

We like our designs like we like our brew: bold, creative and with a good splash of humour and character – which makes central coast artist Biffy Brentano the perfect Alternative Apparel collaborator. We sat down to chat about his creative process and the inspiration behind the ‘Literally Nuts’ limited edition tee.
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Mission Against Emissions


Hear from Tobias Aubrey-Poiner, Head Trainer at Single O as to why they’re pouring The Alternative Oat.
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