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Recipe – How to make a Flat White

BY @SONOFABARISTA

What is a Flat White?

flat white is a drink with espresso, steamed milk and a layer of foam on top. It’s similar to a latte and cappuccino, but has a thinner layer of foam on top. Modern coffee shops have very small differences between these three coffee drinks. If you want you can read the major differences between a flat white vs latte vs cappuccino below. If you want to know more about espresso coffee, read here.

What is the recipe for a Flat White?

  • Flat White is the least frothy, with about ¼ inch microfoam at the top. The steamed milk is stretched 20-25%.
  • Latte is medium frothy, with about ⅜ inch microfoam at top. The steamed milk is stretched 25-35%.
  • Cappuccino is frothy but not foamy, with about ½ inch microfoam at top. The steamed milk is stretched the most of the three, at about 30-50%.

How much caffeine is contained in a Flat White?

Depending on the type of beans you choose and the roasting temperature, the caffeine in an espresso can range from 80mg to 120mg per single shot.

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Recipe - How to make a Flat White

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