Califia Farms Barista Blends Get Focused on More Functionality

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Consumer research has shown that people want a lot from their dairy-free creamer. It should work as a plant milk in cereal or recipes, give coffee a rich but smooth finish, steam and foam with ease, and provide unique nutritional benefits. Califia Farms Barista Blends aim to satisfy each of these desires with a range of varieties and on-trend ingredients.

Califia launched their classic Oat barista blend a few years ago, and followed it up with both unsweetened and lightly sweetened Almond barista blends. This year, they’ve released a revolutionary Mushroom Oat barista that’s infused with certified organic mushroom extracts (3000 mg of whole cordyceps and 2400 mg of lion’s mane mushrooms). And they have a new Hemp barista blend that’s naturally rich in omega 3 fatty acids (850mg of ALA per glass). Both new options are also fortified with a wallop of dairy-free calcium.

Califia Farms Barista Blends Reviews and Info - Dairy-Free, Vegan Creamer-Plant-Milk Hybrids that Steam and Foam. Hemp, Oat, Oat Mushroom, and Almond Varieties

Califia Farms Barista Blends Get Focused on More Functionality

Despite their similarities and simple ingredients, each variety of Califia Farms Barista Blends has it’s own flavor, ranging nutty almond to malty mushroom oat. So be sure to state which one you’ve bought and tried if you leave a rating and review below.

Hemp

Califia Farms Barista Blends Reviews and Info - Dairy-Free, Vegan Creamer-Plant-Milk Hybrids that Steam and Foam. Hemp, Oat, Oat Mushroom, and Almond VarietiesIngredients: hempmilk (water, hemp seeds), natural flavors, calcium carbonate, sunflower lecithin, sea salt, locust bean gum, gellan gum, potassium citrate, monk fruit extract, stevia leaf extract

Nutrition (per 8 ounces): 60 calories, 5g fat, 2g carbs, 1g fiber, 0g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 1g protein. Fortified to achieve the following RDA percentages: 30% calcium.*

Mushroom Oat

Califia Farms Barista Blends Reviews and Info - Dairy-Free, Vegan Creamer-Plant-Milk Hybrids that Steam and Foam. Hemp, Oat, Oat Mushroom, and Almond VarietiesIngredients: oatmilk (water, oat), sunflower oil, calcium carbonate, tricalcium phosphate, sea salt, potassium citrate, nutritional yeast, organic cordyceps extract, organic lion’s mane extract, locust bean gum, gellan gum

Nutrition (per 8 ounces): 80 calories, 3.5g fat, 12g carbs, 2g fiber, 2g sugars (includes 2g added sugars), 1g protein. Fortified to achieve the following RDA percentages: 15% calcium.*

Oat

Califia Farms Barista Blends Reviews and Info - Dairy-Free, Vegan Creamer-Plant-Milk Hybrids that Steam and Foam. Hemp, Oat, Oat Mushroom, and Almond Varieties Ingredients: oatmilk (water, oats), sunflower oil, minerals (dipotassium phosphate, calcium carbonate, tricalcium phosphate), sea salt.

Nutrition (per 8 ounces): 130 calories, 7g fat, 14g carbs, 2g fiber, 3g sugars (includes 3g added sugars), 1g protein. Fortified to achieve the following RDA percentages: 20% calcium.*

Unsweetened Almond

Califia Farms Barista Blends Reviews and Info - Dairy-Free, Vegan Creamer-Plant-Milk Hybrids that Steam and Foam. Hemp, Oat, Oat Mushroom, and Almond VarietiesIngredients: almondmilk (water, almonds), calcium carbonate, sunflower lecithin, sea salt, natural flavors, locust bean gum, gellan gum, potassium citrate.

Nutrition (per 8 ounces): 35 calories, 3g fat, 1g carbs, 1g fiber, 0g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 1g protein. Fortified to achieve the following RDA percentages: 35% calcium.*

Original Almond

Califia Farms Barista Blends Reviews and Info - Dairy-Free, Vegan Creamer-Plant-Milk Hybrids that Steam and Foam. Hemp, Oat, Oat Mushroom, and Almond VarietiesIngredients: almondmilk (water, almonds), cane sugar, calcium carbonate, sunflower lecithin, sea salt, potassium citrate, natural flavors, locust bean gum, gellan gum.

Nutrition (per 8 ounces): 70 calories, 4.5g fat, 7g carbs, 1g fiber, 5g sugars (includes 5g added sugars), 2g protein. Fortified to achieve the following RDA percentages: 35% calcium.*

More Allergen Notes

Califia Farms is actually on our Dedicated Dairy-Free Facility List for some of their products.

Our PET plastic bottle products are made in a facility that processes tree nuts [includes the bottled almond milk creamers], and our laminated carton products are processed in a facility that processes dairy, tree nuts, and peanuts.

Califia Farms Barista Blends Reviews and Info - Dairy-Free, Vegan Creamer-Plant-Milk Hybrids that Steam and Foam. Hemp, Oat, Oat Mushroom, and Almond Varieties

The Facts on Califia Farms Barista Blends

  • Price: $3.99 to $5.99 per 32-ounce carton
  • Availability: Califia Farms Barista Blends are available at Whole Foods stores and in most stores where Califia Farms products are sold. You can also buy it online via the company’s website below or from Amazon and Vitacost.
  • Certifications: Califia Farms Barista Blends is Certified Kosher Parve and Non-GMO Verified.
  • Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Califia Farms Barista Blends are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Select varieties are also added sugar-free, grain-free and/or nut-free.*
  • For More Product Information: Visit the Califia Farms website at www.califiafarms.com.

*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy. 

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