Ask Hot Dish: Where can I get a Flat White?
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A flat white: It's not just a little latte.
In poking around to find an answer for this week's Ask Hot Dish question, we learned three things. First, a flat white is not just a small latte. As our recently transplanted reader pointed out, the coffee drink did originate in New Zealand and is distinctive for its ultra-creamy foam and high ratio of espresso to milk. Some people describe it as halfway between a latte and a cappuccino, but instead of the stiff foam or milk being blended into the espresso as is characteristic of those other drinks, the flat white requires the barista to pour a thin layer of shiny mircofoam (a.k.a super-charged foam made of tiny bubbles) over a double shot of espresso.
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