What is a Flat White Coffee? How To Make a Flat White

There’s a new kid on the block and it's none other than the flat white! Finding massive popularity in Australia and New Zealand, flat white coffee is now filling menus in coffee shops around the world. But what is a flat white coffee and how do you brew one? 

The Flat White Coffee

Flat white coffee is an espresso-based drink accompanied by steamed milk and microfoam. The microfoam is usually made up of steamed milk gently infused with air resulting in silky textured milk containing tiny air bubbles. The flat white is much less frothy than traditional Italian espresso-based drinks, which lets it stand apart from the cappuccino, macchiato and latte. 

The key to a successful flat white lies in the ability to create both quality microfoam and a well-balanced espresso shot, simultaneously. If brewed well and perfectly, the flat white is a great way to showcase the intrinsic and delicious flavour of a coffee in a milk-based drink.

Flat White Coffee Recipe

Now that we’ve answered what is a flat white coffee, let’s take a look at how to brew one ourselves.


  • Whole Milk
  • Roasted Coffee Beans


    • Tip: The French Roast would be a great choice for brewing your espresso. This dark roast will tickle your taste buds with notes of cocoa and has a bitter and intense undertone, a combination that’ll help elevate the flavor of your flat white. Head on over to our website to buy coffee online and also make sure to check out our wide selection of exquisite coffee.
  • Now steam the milk. You can use a French Press or an electric whisker to do so.
  • Once you’re done steaming, tap the pitcher on the counter and swirl it until the foam bubbles look small and shiny.
  • Finish it off by mixing the two. Make sure that you’re tilting the mug with the espresso shot while slowly adding milk to it in a circular motion.

Voila, your flat white coffee is ready to be served! The flat white is much more than just a small latte. The creaminess of the foamed milk is a signature component of a flat white and this velvety drink is a delicious energy booster that any coffee lover can have to perk up their day.