Shatto Coffee Milk is on shelves

Shatto Coffee Milk is on shelves.

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You no longer have to put milk in your coffee. Now you can just skip straight to the milk.
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  • You no longer have to put milk in your coffee. Now you can just skip straight to the milk.
The Shatto family might want to think about building a trophy case the next time they add on to their dairy farm in Osborn, Missouri.

Shatto's root-beer milk is walking away with the top prize in the Open Class category at the World Dairy Exposition in Madison, Wisconsin, for the second year in a row. This time, the root-beer milk bested 704 other entrants. And perhaps in anticipation of the 2012 exposition, Shatto has finally unveiled a flavor two years in the making: coffee milk.

Coffee milk — the official state drink of Rhode Island, with a long-standing history of being served by soda jerks in drugstores — joins Shatto's lineup of flavored milks: strawberry, chocolate, banana, root beer and orange dream. In 2010, Shatto's 2 percent, root-beer and strawberry milks were named the top three in the world at the Dairy Expo, while a year earlier, the chocolate milk from Shatto was named among the three best chocolate milks in the world.

The coffee milk debuted at the Overland Park Farmers Market this weekend and is now available in local stores (as well as at the farm store in Osborn), according to the dairy's Facebook page. Previously, it had only been available on farm tours. For those who aren't coffee drinkers, Shatto's pumpkin spice egg nog is expected to be in the market on November 1.

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