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Flat White

How to make the best Flat White

If you're a coffee lover, you've likely heard of the flat white. This popular espresso-based drink originated in Australia and New Zealand, and has since become a favourite in coffee shops around the world. The flat white is made with a double shot of espresso and steamed milk, topped with a layer of microfoam. It's a simple yet delicious drink that's perfect for any time of day. In this post, we'll go over how to make the best flat white at home.

  • Espresso shot
  • Whole milk
  • Microfoam
  • Espresso machine
  • Milk pitcher
  • Thermometer
  • Flat white cup
  1. Start by heating up your espresso machine and filling it with fresh water.
  2. Grind your coffee beans and tamp them into the portafilter.
  3. Extract a double shot of espresso into your flat white cup.
  4. Pour cold whole milk into your milk pitcher, filling it up to 1/3 of the way.
  5. Place the steam wand of your espresso machine into the milk and turn it on.
  6. Hold the pitcher at an angle and submerge the steam wand just below the surface of the milk.
  7. As the milk begins to foam, slowly lower the pitcher to keep the wand just below the surface.
  8. Once the milk reaches 60-65°C (140-150°F), turn off the steam wand and remove it from the milk.
  9. Tap the milk pitcher on a countertop to remove any large bubbles and swirl the milk to create a silky microfoam.
  10. Pour the microfoam into your flat white cup, holding back the foam with a spoon to create a layered effect.
  11. Gently pour the remaining milk into the cup, filling it up to about 1cm from the top.
  12. Use a spoon to create latte art on top of the foam, if desired.
And that's it! With these simple steps, you can make a delicious flat white at home. The key to a great flat white is the microfoam, which is created by steaming the milk to the right temperature and texture. The microfoam should be silky and smooth, with no large bubbles. This creates a creamy texture that blends perfectly with the espresso. When pouring the milk into the cup, be sure to hold back the foam with a spoon to create the layered effect that is characteristic of a flat white.

In conclusion, the flat white is a delicious and easy-to-make coffee drink that's perfect for any coffee lover. With the right ingredients and equipment, you can make a perfect flat white at home. So, why not give it a try and impress your friends and family with your barista skills! PS need the best coffee beans for a Flat White? Signature Gold.
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