Flat White Recipe

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What is a Flat White?

The Flat White is a popular and flavorful coffee beverage that originated in Australia and New Zealand. This espresso-based drink is known for its smooth and velvety texture, achieved by combining microfoam with a balanced amount of espresso. The Flat White strikes a perfect harmony between coffee strength and milk creaminess, offering a delightful coffee experience that has garnered global popularity.

How to Make a Flat White:

Creating a delectable Flat White requires a keen focus on achieving the perfect milk microfoam. Here's how to make a scrumptious Flat White at home:


  • Freshly roasted coffee beans (specifically labeled for espresso)
  • Hot water
  • Milk (whole milk or your preferred milk alternative)


  1. Grind the coffee beans to a fine consistency, specifically calibrated for espresso brewing.
  2. Boil water to the desired temperature, typically between 195°F to 205°F (90°C to 96°C).
  3. Preheat your espresso cups to ensure the coffee stays warm.
  4. Prepare a shot of hot and freshly brewed espresso using an espresso machine.
  5. In a steaming pitcher, steam the milk using a milk frother to create a velvety and creamy microfoam. Aim for a texture that is silkier than traditional froth but denser than latte art foam.
  6. Pour the steamed milk over the espresso shot, aiming to achieve a well-defined dot of creamy foam on top of the drink.
  7. The Flat White is now ready to be enjoyed! Sip and savor the smooth and harmonious combination of espresso and microfoam.

The Flat White is an excellent choice for coffee enthusiasts who desire a well-balanced and rich coffee experience without the overpowering flavor of milk or foam. Its popularity stems from its creamy texture and the ability to appreciate the pure essence of espresso with just the right amount of milk.