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What is a Flat White and why are they so popular?

At Sarah’s Coffee Shop, we are about to spill the beans on the popular Flat White.


The coffee beverage that originated in Australia and New Zealand has gained widespread popularity around the world. But do you know exactly what a Flat White is or why it is so popular? Let me tell you!


Sarah pouring a Flat White

The Flat White breakdown


The Flat White is a delightful drink that strikes the perfect balance between bold espresso and velvety microfoam.


Our skilled baristas kick things off with a double shot of espresso, delivering that characteristic coffee punch.


Next up, we steam the milk to perfection, creating tiny little bubbles – we call it microfoam. This milk magic gives the Flat White its unmistakeable creamy texture.


When our baristas pour the milk over the espresso, it creates a smooth, flat surface. And that's how the Flat White got its name.


Flat White in a Sarah's Coffee Shop cup

Why is the Flat White so popular?


The Flat White's strong espresso base delivers a bold flavour without the bitterness that can sometimes accompany a straight shot of espresso.


This makes it an ideal choice for those who appreciate the caffeine kick of coffee without compromising on smoothness.


The microfoam in a Flat White gives it a luscious and creamy texture that appeals to those who enjoy a velvety mouthfeel. It's like drinking a fancy coffee, but without the fancy attitude.


Much like other coffees, the Flat White is customisable to suit your preferences. Whether you prefer almond milk, oat milk, or a dash of vanilla, the versatility of the Flat White allows for personalisation.


So, if you haven't tried a Flat White yet, what are you waiting for? Pop into Sarah’s Coffee shop and try one for yourself.


Plus, if you want to know more about your coffee or you would like us to recommend a coffee best suited to you, we would be more than happy to help!

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