Dunkin' Donuts is following Starbucks' lead, adding almond milk to its menus nationwide.
By the end of August, almond milk will be available at all Dunkin' Donuts locations in the US, the chain announced Thursday. The donut-and-coffee chain first began offering almond milk, made by Blue Diamond Growers, in 2014, and has offered the dairy alternative at the majority of locations since then.
Earlier this month, Starbucks responded to one of its customers' biggest complaints by adding almond milk to its menu. It'll be available nationwide in September. Compare the price of a cup of coffee at your favorite chains:
Price of coffee at 10 fast food places
Wendy's Hot coffee (regular or decaf), regular:
McCafe premium roast coffee, small: $1.00
Smooth roast coffee, small: $1.00
Coffee (smooth, rich, or decaf), small: $1.59
Hot coffee, small: $1.59
Tim Hortons Coffee (original blend, dark roast or decaf):
Coffee of the day, small: $1.69
Hot coffee, small: $1.89
Freshly brewed coffee, tall: $1.85
House blend coffee, small: $1.99
Dairy alternatives have been a major trend in the coffee industry recently.
In 2015, coconut milk joined soy milk among Starbucks' non-dairy milk options. This summer, the popularity of the Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato and the secret menu's Pink Drink at Starbucks led to such a spike in coconut milk's popularity that locations across the US were running out of the dairy alternative.
According to Mintel data, cited by Starbucks, 58% of US adults consume non-dairy milk, with almond milk ranking as the most popular option. Now, it's an option that can be found at both of America's biggest coffee giants.
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Coffee and espresso drinks explained
latte is espresso and steamed milk with a small amount of milk foam on top.
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cappuccino should be equal parts espresso, steamed milk, and milk foam.
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dry cappuccino features less of the traditional steamed milk and more milk foam in its place.
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cafe au lait is traditional black coffee mixed with warmed milk.
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Espresso is specially brewed coffee, created with finely ground coffee beans brewed under pressure with nearly-boiling water.
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macchiato, traditionally, is a 'stained' espresso -- espresso with just a dot of milk.
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Americano is espresso mixed with hot water.
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cortado is espresso that is 'cut' with an equal amount of milk.
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red eye is for the severely under-caffeinated -- espresso shots mixed in with a regular black coffee
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