Cashew milk is typically more neutral in flavor than other nut milks and slightly less 'nutty' than almond milk. While it's naturally more dense than almond, cashew milk still doesn't steam as well as almond. That is why some baristas prefer cashew milk for cold coffee drinks rather than lattes or cappuccinos.
Because of cashew milk's neutral taste, it won't overpower your coffee's unique flavors, but it still won't add much body to darker roasts. Stick to lighter coffee roasts to find a balance between your brew and cashew milk. Here are some recommended pairings:
Single origin Arabica coffee: Brazil, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, India, Jamaica Blue Mountain MEDIUM roast.
Single-origin Arabica Coffee: Ethiopia, Kenya, Panama, MEDIUM and LIGHT roast.
100% Arabica Coffee Blends LIGHT roast.
Other Plant Milks To Try
The market for plant-based milks is constantly innovating and releasing new non-dairy alternatives for coffee drinkers. Feel free to sample other variations like hazelnut, rice, and pistachio with your morning coffee. Remember, sample your plant milk independently, take note of its aftertaste, and consider what coffee pairings you think would work best. After all, it is a balancing act.