What Is a Flat White Vs Latte?

It's an espresso-based flat white with steamed milk that has become increasingly popular among drinkers all around the world.

A flat white is a stronger coffee-flavored drink than milk. Due to the usage of two shots, it can be more caffeinated than a latte. Intense espresso flavor meets creamy dairy texture in a flat white. The coffee flavor is derived from steamed milk and a thin microfoam covering.

It's a good option if you want a coffee that tastes strongly of espresso with a creamy mouthfeel that you can also taste as you sip. The only mystery surrounding the latte is where it came from and what differentiates it.

Lattes and cappuccinos usually include one or two shots of espresso, whereas flat whites usually have two. Even though this is optional, the whole situation has only become worse, as some baristas utilize a double ristretto in an attempt to give their coffee a richer flavor.

A Latte now comes with steamed milk and a 5mm coating of foamed milk on top. The Flat White, on the other hand, is topped only with a thin layer of steamed milk.

While the cup size and coffee-to-milk ratio may vary, a flat white is typically smaller and includes more espresso than a latte.

A flat white is a good alternative to a latte if you like the subtle flavors of specialty coffee but prefer dairy. A flat white, with less milk, allows you to completely feel the beans' sensory profile. 

Is a flat white stronger than a latte in terms of caffeine? This is a more concentrated beverage that will have a more intense coffee flavor than your typical cup of Joe. Because of the usage of two shots, it has the potential to be more caffeinated than a latte in terms of strength.

A flat white blends the flavor and intensity of espresso with the creamy texture of a dairy-based beverage to create a deliciously satisfying beverage. Not a fan of dairy products? Because plant-based alternatives froth less easily than dairy alternatives, they can be used to make flat whites that are rich and creamy.

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In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years: 

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