Starbucks Tries To Up Its Coffee Cred By Serving Flat White
Starbucks will begin selling the flat white, an espresso drink with Antipodean origins, on Jan. 6.By Nathan Giannini | January 5, 2015
Coffee connoisseurs can celebrate! Coffee giant Starbucks is adding the flat white to its U.S. menu.
The drink, which originated in Australia and New Zealand in the 1980s, is made of espresso and steamed milk. While that might sound a lot like a latte or a cappuccino, here are a few key differences.
First, a flat white is usually smaller than a latte with a higher coffee-to-milk ratio. And unlike a cappuccino, which is topped with dry foam, a flat white has a head of microfoam.