Flat White

Originating from Australia and New Zealand, the Flat White is a coffee drink that focuses on the harmony between rich espresso and velvety steamed milk. It's similar to a latte but with a higher coffee-to-milk ratio and a finer, smoother microfoam, resulting in a strong yet balanced flavor.

Glass Type: Cup


  • 2 shots of espresso
  • 150 ml (about 5 ounces) steamed milk with microfoam


  • Brew two shots of espresso into a flat white cup or small cappuccino cup.
  • Steam the milk to create a velvety microfoam, aiming for a smooth texture without large bubbles.
  • Pour the steamed milk over the espresso from a low height, leading with the microfoam to blend seamlessly with the coffee.
  • The goal is to achieve a silky, uniform texture with no distinct layers of milk or foam.

Did You Know?

  • The Flat White is known for its 'microfoam,' which is steamed milk with fine, velvety bubbles that create a smooth, glossy surface.
  • Unlike a cappuccino, which has a thick layer of froth, a Flat White features a thinner layer of microfoam, allowing the espresso flavor to dominate.
  • The drink has gained international popularity, becoming a staple in coffee shops around the world for those who prefer a stronger espresso flavor with creamy milk.