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Flat White – A Beautiful Mess


If you’re looking for a smooth, balanced espresso and milk drink, you need to try a flat white. This coffee drink recipe is very easy and requires only two ingredients. Invented in Australia, it became popular in the 1980s, but has since made its way around the world as the espresso drink of choice ever since.

What is flat white? I think of it as something between a latte and a cappuccino. A flat white contains less milk than an espresso like a latte, and the milk it contains tends to be more on the microfoam side, but it is less foamy than a cappuccino. It’s like a cortado with a larger size.

Related: Next, learn how to make a caramel macchiato, mocha, or Americano.

ingredients

With so few ingredients, keep in mind that the quality of the ingredients will make a difference! I personally like to buy coffee beans locally from a coffee shop that roasts them because I know they are fresh and high quality.

You can use milk replacer instead of dairy milk if you like, but keep in mind that it may not foam in the same way as dairy milk (which contains fat).

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Prepare two shots of espresso.

Steam the milk using a frother wand, milk frother or by heating on the stove and whisking. The goal is to thicken the milk but there should not be large bubbles. Give the jug (or other container) a few taps on the counter to remove excess air (bubbles) from the foam.

Add fresh espresso to the cup, then pour the steamed milk into the espresso.

Best home espresso machines

We’ve tried many espresso makers over the years, and here are our favorites at different price points and skill levels:

  • Automatic espresso machine for cafe – My current device. It uses any whole beans, so if you use high quality beans, you will get a high quality espresso. It automatically makes espresso shots (no barista skills required) and includes a milk frother wand to heat and froth the milk. We have used this machine almost every day since we got it a year ago and we love it! Comes in three colors.
  • Stovetop espresso – This is the cheapest way to make espresso at home. It is labor intensive and you will also need a way to grind your beans to get the best results. But this is a classic method that works great when done well.
  • Breville Barista Touch -We bought this for a good friend as a wedding gift once and they said they loved it. It’s a sophisticated machine that will need some barista skills to operate, but it’s an excellent home espresso machine.
  • Nespresso Vertuo – For those who want an espresso maker that uses pods, this is my favorite. Depending on the capsule you use, it can make espresso or coffee.

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directions

  • Prepare two shots of espresso.

  • Steam the milk using a frother wand, milk frother or by heating on the stove and whisking. The goal is to thicken the milk but there should not be large bubbles.

  • Give the jug (or other container) a few taps on the counter to remove excess air (bubbles) from the foam.

  • Add fresh espresso to the cup, then pour the steamed milk into the espresso.

Notes

You can use milk replacer instead of dairy milk if you like, but keep in mind that it may not foam in the same way as dairy milk (which contains fat).

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Nutritional facts

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*Percent Daily Values ​​are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Note: Nutrition is automatically calculated using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where appropriate, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.



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