We wanted to find milk that was much healthier for the body and came from cows who had been well treated. Having tested many kinds of milk we discovered how good non homogenised milk was, and how it’s even better when it’s only gently pasteurised. It works in our desserts and coffees better than anything else we’ve tried.
This is one place we take our foot off the low carbon pedal, and looked for ethical production, we buy direct from single farms, paying a lot more than the commercial price for milk but we believe well cared for cows, living good lives is important, no half measures here. This is the best milk we can find in London and New York.
In the UK our farmer gently pasteurises the milk, and does not homogenise. The cows live a full and well cared for life. On the farm, where none of the dairying is done in a hurry, the pampered cows each produce around 12 litres of milk a day - that's half the amount of a conventional dairy cow. But the slow pace of life means they live anything up 16 years, which is more than double a normal dairy cow's lifespan.
Like our UK supplier our American dairy farmer produces milks that is not homogenised, and is only gently pasteurised. We believe over pasteurising milk ruins the taste, and may even make it less nutritious! We pay extra for this product too we want these great guys to still be around in a few years.
We have a team working on delivering a milk option where none of the calves or cattle, male or female, are slaughtered at the end of their productive lives. This will be the first farming system of its kind in the western world, and means we are a lot more for our milk. But it’s our pleasure because we’d rather pay with our money than allow the cows to pay with their lives.
Our dairy farmers are special because they do things better and more compassionately and we’ve had to search hard to find them. We work together to make sure we use the most stringent animal welfare standards and enhance animal rights.
After all, when you drink there’s a link. What goes around comes around, so we believe that happy cows will ultimately mean happy people.