Elma, New York founded in 1925
In 2016, Henry Schwartz closed New York City's last dairy, Elmhurst. This wasn't easy; Elmhurst had been in his family over 90 years, since his father and uncle hand-bottled and delivered milk to Queens and Brooklyn in a truck full of ice blocks. The cows had long since gone, but a famous tradition had ended… Until 2017 when Elmhurst reappeared as, of all things, an innovative plant milk company. How could a committed dairyman like Henry make this shocking change? Henry was concerned, but also intrigued by a steady decline in dairy consumption and the changing American diet. More and more people were eating healthier, adopting plant-based alternatives, and becoming mindful of environmental impact. Actually, so was he. Henry could see the future of "milk" – and after partnering with famous plant food scientist, Dr. Cheryl Mitchell, Henry went all in on the plant-based revolution. So began the exciting new chapter in a long family story. Joyride is proud to offer Elmhurst products in our exclusive Be Your Own Barista program, with products selected from Elmhurt’s menu that amplify and perfectly compliment our core coffees and teas!