If you’re asking yourself, “What is a flat white?” you probably aren’t alone. The name is a bit less descriptive than other coffee drinks, but we are happy to share more about it. Flat whites are very popular in Australian coffee shops, and they have become more of a staple in American coffee culture over the years.
Like many other coffee drinks, flat whites consist of espresso and milk. Start with two shots of ristretto, a very strong espresso, as the base. Then, add a layer of steamed milk with bubbles (also known as “micro-foam”) on top. This texture of the foam creates a smooth and velvety texture for the drink.
Although a flat white sounds very similar to a latte, it’s typically a smaller drink with more espresso. This makes it stronger than a latte— a key difference between the two. However, it is also wetter than a cappuccino. All of these drinks have similar amounts of caffeine, but choose a flat white for a more intense coffee flavor due to its different proportions.
This concludes our “Menu Explained” series. We hope you learned something new about all the drinks that we offer at GOffee. Although these drinks have a standard way of being made, don’t forget that many things can be personalized to your liking.