The Flat White

Flat White is the signature coffee drink of Australia. Steamed milk is added to a single shot of espresso and served in a cappuccino cup. The milk should be smooth with minimal foam (about one-third of that on a latte). The name “Flat White” comes from the idea that the drink should be served flat, not frothed. The amount of milk perfectly compliments the bold espresso, without being overpowering or adding unnecessary foam.

Australians say it is a single shot of espresso topped with creamy smooth milk but served flat, not frothy hence the name “Flat White”.

This drink lets the complex flavors of the espresso be moderated by milk to a level beyond the latte.

Flat White, Done Right