Almond Breeze Barista Blend is New Zealand’s first almond milk developed in partnership with baristas, specifically for baristas. Available to the food service market, this industry-first has been designed to deliver great taste and a rich creamy froth to sit atop lattes, cappuccinos and flat whites.

The unique formula in Almond Breeze Barista Blend comes from Blue Diamond Growers, The Almond People, who have over 100 years’ experience in growing and harvesting the world’s finest almonds.


Coffee is an important part of New Zealand culture and quality really matters. Recognising and understanding this culture, we knew it was critically important to develop a product that performs just like milk and complements fine coffee in terms of taste.

Barista Blend was developed in close partnership with some of the country’s leading baristas, from a range of cafés. We tested and trialled the product over the course of a year, developing the perfect formulation which complements coffee beans.


Barista Blend is an easy to use product, working just like dairy and other non-dairy alternatives developed for the food service market. The packaging includes several handy tips and instructions for steaming and storing the product, while James Crisp – the distributor of the ‘Almond Breeze’ range of products in the New Zealand market, provides a strong support network for cafés using the product.

The usability has been tested by some of New Zealand ’s leading baristas. Over the course of a year, many trials were undertaken to ensure a quality, easy to use product was developed. Barista Blend’s unique café milk formulation has been validated by New Zealand baristas for baristas.


With no added cane sugar and only 60 calories per 250ml serving, a coffee made with Barista Blend contains 30 per cent less calories than a coffee made with trim milk or regular soy milk.

Barista Blend delivers a great tasting product which is made using almonds, completely free from dairy, lactose, casein, soy and gluten.

Distribution and availability:

Barista Blend is readily available through James Crisp, please contact the team on 09 309 0802.