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Why order a Flat White? β˜•οΈ

June 13, 2015

I’m sitting in my local Cafe Nero, having ordered my favourite coffee, I’m listening in to what others are ordering. I am suprised to hear so many choosing a Flat White.


I read in the paper just the other day that in the US the ‘Flat White’ is becoming the popular choice of coffee for those getting their daily caffeine fix at Starbucks. Beating the cappuccino and latte hands down.

So what you may ask is a ‘flat white’?

Hugh Jackman who owns a coffee shop in New York describes the flat white, “like a latte with a little less milk and more espresso”. 

The drink consists of a double shot of espresso combined with micro-foamed milk; whete the milk has formed little bubbles but not foam. The flat white is often served a little colder than a cappuccino. The milk is poured in with the espresso so that the velvety texture of the drink remains consistent throughout. The flat white is served in a 165ml cup, making it typically far smaller than both a latte and a cappuccino. 

So if you go into Pret, Starbucks or Nero you will find the Flat White comes in one single smaller size. You can’t choose what size you’d prefer. 

Australia and New Zealand both claim ownership of the drink which is the current favourite. There are mixed views to where exactly the Flat White originated. I have good friends and family from both countries so I’m going to leave it at that.

It is definitely my favourite coffee, with cappuccinos and lattes there is always the chance of not even being able to taste the coffee. Instead you find yourself drinking a big cup of steaming hot milk. The size is also perfect, I have never been one to order a venti. 

So if you want to taste the coffee, give a Flat White a try! I bet you will love it!

Enjoy! xxxxx

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