Monday, September 19, 2016

Coffee with Almond Milk

This Saturday I had a coffee at a Starbucks in Glastonbury, Connecticut prior to the UCONN versus Virginia football game. I think it was a
"Grande Mochiato Iced Latte with Almond Milk".

Quite tasty, quite reasonable too as the cost was well under ten dollars!

What I don't understand is how they produce the "Almond Milk".  Don't almonds grow on trees?  How do they milk these almonds anyway?  Do the almond milk farmers train some little fleas or ants to attach little suction cups to the almonds to extract the milk? If so, what about the baby almonds?Is there enough milk produced so that these little almonds can grow up to be big almonds?  I hope that by producing the almond milk the almonds aren't harmed in any way as that would be so cruel! And, the poor baby almonds would be crushed to learn that producing almond milk would be painful.Yes, hurting the almonds just to produce almond milk would be inhumane and I'm sure the almonds would never recover.

Well, however they do this, it sure makes for a tasty drink. They also have cow milk at the Starbucks for people who are almond intolerant.