Our friends from the Mediterranean introduced us to coffee a long time ago, and since then us Aussies have enjoyed it with gusto. But as for the lingo, well it appears that we've taken it upon ourselves to add our own unique twist... The term "flat white" is believed to have originated in Australia and New Zealand in the late '80s and early '90s. Try to order a flat white in the U.S. or U.K. and more often than not you'll be met with a puzzled expression; but that's all starting to change as the humble flat white starts to make its way onto more and more menuboards across the globe. And of course at home, it's as popular as ever.
A flat white is basically a shot of coffee with steamed milk. Sometimes it can have a small amount of foam at the top, but this can be a controversial point amongst coffee aficionados. This type of coffee offers a rich, velvety texture and leaves a delicious taste in the mouth. Smoother than a long black, it's a good starting point for those new to the wonderful world of coffee.
Of course a flat white from a coffee machine will be better in quality and taste than an instant coffee, but if that's all you've got to work with and you need your coffee hit ASAP, simply follow these easy steps:
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