How To Make A Flat White Coffee?

A Latte is made with steamed milk and topped with a layer of foamed milk about 5mm. In comparison, the Flat White is topped only with a very thin, 'flat' layer of steamed milk, (thus the name). 

The flat white coffee is a coffee beverage made with espresso, steamed milk, and microfoam which is created by delicately infusing steaming milk with air. As a result, the milk becomes smooth and textured, with small air bubbles.

  1. A double espresso should be poured into a cup or glass.
  2. Steam the milk to a temperature of 55–62 °C.
  3. To make the milk velvety and smooth, thump the pitcher on the counter and gently swirl the milk around the pitcher to disperse any bubbles.
  4. Create a latte art pattern on the surface of the flat white.

A Flat White makes use of less milk and foam. It does, however, use microfoam, which contains very small bubbles, and hence consumes proportionately more coffee than a Latte. The texture should be silky and the sweetness should be genuine and creamy.

You can use any type of milk you like, including unsweetened nut milks, or you can make it a skim latte to cut down on the fat. While a standard skim latte has 60 calories, 5 grams fat, and 1 gram sugar, a flat white has 120 calories, 10 grams sugar, and 6 grams fat.

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