Originating from Australia and New Zealand, the 'flat white' coffee
is now becoming increasingly popular in Europe.
Similar to the cappuccino or latte, the 'flat white' is made using
less milk, with less froth and served in a regular sized coffee
A flat white coffee is made with a strong shot of espresso
served in a small cup with textured milk.
To achieve the flat, non-frothy texture, pour the steamed milk from
the bottom of the jug, holding back the lighter froth on the top in
order to access milk with smaller bubbles. This makes the drink
smooth and velvety in texture.
In December 2009, Starbucks began serving the 'flat white' in the
UK following many requests from customers in London, and recently
Costa have also added the 'flat white' to their menu.
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