Feel like you communicate with your fellow humans mostly via apps and emails? Then you need to know about the latest in old school charm that's being brought back into modern life.
Mylk Man is a 2017 take on the traditional milk service. Thirty-three-year-old entrepreneur Jamie Chapman and his business parter blend, bottle and drop off glass bottles of nut mylks to Londoners, first thing in the morning.
Empties can be left outside, to be re-filled next time they swing by.
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The duo launched the business in response to the boom in animal-free eating.
"We saw that the vegan movement was growing and growing," Jamie says. "More people are ditching dairy, for environmental and animal cruelty reasons."
Mylk Man offers your classic plant-based flavours, like almond, in addition to funkier bottles, like pistachio and sweet chai and turmeric and cashew.
As well as these fancier varieties giving them an edge on supermarket-stocked brands, there's also the 12 per cent minimum volume of nuts in every bottle – significantly higher than most mass-produced blends.
Cost-wise, a 500ml bottle of almond is £1.75, with the jazzier varieties going up to £2.80. Coconut is £1.60 and cashew is £1.90.
Delivering around central east, north and south London postcodes, the business is super sustainable. As we said, all bottles are glass, you're encouraged to re-use and the company is plastic-free. Deliveries are dropped off by bike (although talk of an electric mylk float is afoot.)
"Sustainability is fundamental to what we do," says Jamie. "As well as being plastic-free and using glass bottles, we give 10 per cent of our profits to Greenpeace. And we're stocked in massive tanks at the Bulk Market zero waste shop, in Dalston."
Deliveries take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, or you can pop by Broadway Vegan Market every Saturday, where the company has a stall.
Things are going well for the team, who've had calls to open up in Amsterdam. But, for now, they're focusing on doing their thing and thinking about expanding into other areas of the UK.
On what he loves about the gig, Jamie says: "It's great to get out there and meet people."
Like we say. Bringing that need for connection to the iPhone generation.