What Is The Difference Between Latte And Flat White Coffee ?

The two most ordered espresso based drinks in cafés worldwide are the Caffé Latte and the Flat White. When you think about it, a flat white and a caffé latte are really two different things.

A flat white is an espresso-based drink that contains steamed milk, similar to an Americano. This type of beverage is created with a small amount of steamed milk and a thin coating of microfoam, and it has a strong coffee taste.

If you want to enjoy the intense taste of espresso but also experience the milky feel of steamed milk, then this is the coffee for you.

Caffé Latte
an espresso-based drink consisting of one or two espressos and lightly heated milk. There are certain similarities between latte and flat white, such as the quantity of froth. However, cappuccino is different in that respect.

Depending on what type of cup or mug the drink is delivered, the foam amounts can appear to be much larger.

While milky and moderate in coffee essence, the drink is nonetheless appealing. For someone who is just getting into coffee, or who wishes to keep things mild, this is the perfect choice. There are several flavoured espresso drinks that begin with a latte, including caramel latte, cafe mocha, and vanilla latte.

Flat White
When served in a glass, they are typically one to two ounces; however, they are also commonly served in small mugs. The recommended drink quantity for flat white is around 200 ml, which is the equivalent of two espressos. It is generally made with two espressos and it therefore is a bit stronger in coffee flavor. The foam's name suggests the ideal amount should be level, with only as little as possible (about 1 centimeter). In order to make coffee foam, little foam is used and espresso is mixed in. This helps form a flat white, which is fantastic for latte art as the contrast between the light steamed milk and a double espresso is strong.

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By: Douglas

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