How to make a Flat White Coffee - 3 easy steps
A flat white coffee is a type of coffee that originates from Australia and New Zealand. It is made with espresso and steamed milk, and it has a velvety texture with a thin layer of foam on top. If you’re looking for a delicious coffee that is sure to please, then look no further than the flat white. Here’s everything you need to know about how to make a flat white coffee
What You’ll Need
To make flat white coffee, you will need the following items:
- Espresso machine
- Coffee beans (we recommend using a dark roast)
- Milk frother or steamer
- Coffee mug
- Optional: sugar or other sweetener
How to make a Flat White Coffee
Step One: Make the Espresso
The first step is to make the espresso. If you don’t have an espresso machine, you can also use a French press or Moka pot. Just remember that the key to making good espresso is using freshly ground beans and using the right ratio of water to coffee. For our recipe, we recommend using 2 tablespoons (10 grams) of coffee for every 6 ounces (180 ml) of water. Read our article on selecting and grinding the best coffee beans here
Once you have your coffee grounds, add them to the espresso machine’s filter basket and tamp them down so that they are level with the edge of the basket. Then, insert the filter basket into the machine and turn it on. Once it’s heated up, place your mug underneath the coffee spout and begin brewing. You should brew for about 25 seconds, or until you have 2 ounces (60 ml) of espresso in your cup.
Step Two: Steam the Milk
While your espresso is brewing, it’s time to steam the milk. If you’re using a frother, simply place it on top of your milk and turn it on. If you don’t have a frother, you can heat up your milk in a saucepan on the stove until it’s hot and foamy.
Steamed milk is key when you make a flat white, because it gives the drink its signature velvety texture. To get that smooth texture, be sure to hold the steaming wand just below the surface of the milk as you steam it. Otherwise, you’ll end up with big bubbles instead of small ones.
Another important tip is not to overheat your milk—you should steam it until it’s hot, but not too hot to touch. If your milk gets too hot, it will start to develop a burnt flavor that will ruin your drink. Steaming milk correctly may take a little practice, but once you’ve got it down, you’ll be able to make delicious flat whites in no time!
Step Three: Pour It All Together
Now all that’s left to do is put everything together! Start by pouring your steamed milk into your espresso cup until it’s about two-thirds full. Then use a spoon to hold back the foam as you pour in your espresso shots. Once all of the espresso is in, give your drink a little stir and then top it off with foam. And there you have it — How to make flat white coffee!
A flat white coffee is a type of coffee that originates from Australia and New Zealand. It is made with espresso and steamed milk, and it has a velvety texture with a thin layer of foam on top. If you’re looking for a delicious coffee that is sure to please, then look no further than the flat white! Follow these simple steps and enjoy!