Flat White
Australians and New Zealanders are fond of pouring espresso over light, velvety milk foam, a drink they've prosaically dubbed the flat white. In its balanced perfection, it possesses the strength of a macchiato and the creaminess of a latte. Michael Kraus

This Australian coffee drink gets its creamy consistency from plenty of finely frothed, steaming hot milk. This recipe first appeared in our Jan/Feb 2013 issue along with our article The World of Coffee.

Yield: serves 1


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 shot espresso


  1. Heat milk in a 2-qt. saucepan over medium heat until it comes to a simmer. Remove from heat; whisk until frothy. Pour into a wide-rimmed coffee cup. Pour espresso over the milk.