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How to Make a Flat White

Author: Jee Choe
A popular Australian coffee drink, the flat white is a delicious balance of espresso and milk.
4.8 from 4 votes
Prep Time 4 mins
Total Time 4 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving


  • 2 shots espresso
  • 4 ounces milk


  • Pull 2 espresso shots into a 6 ounce cup.
    Grind coffee and use an espresso machine to extract 2 shots of espresso. You’ll need about 14-18 grams of coffee to pull a double shot of espresso.
  • Steam milk.
    Froth 4 ounces of milk with very little aeration. When you first start steaming, make sure the tip of the steam is slightly exposed to get air into the milk. The air will create microfoam and sound like paper tearing. Once you hear the paper tearing sound for 2-3 seconds, submerge the tip of the steam wand into the milk to heat the rest of the milk. Tilt the steam wand so that the milk can spin around like a whirlpool which will help get rid of any bigger bubbles.
  • Pour steamed milk into espresso.


Flat whites are usually made with whole milk.


Calories: 75 | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 219mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 184IU | Calcium: 128mg
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