Thanks Pangi, I look forward to experiencing the flat white in NZ! I suppose because most cafes here serve flat whites in a pretty consistent way I didn't expect there to be too much variation (although I am aware that in America you get strange looks when ordering a flat white or long black.. some say it's politically incorrect!). =)
Oh you better believe I always leave crema intact :)
Jeremy Conley said:There's also the Long Black. An Americano made by pulling the shots over the hot water —crema intact.
I am Australian, born, bred, live and make coffee every day here. The cappucino, flat white and latte are the three most commonly ordered coffees. These three styles, when using cups/glasses of equal size, contain the same amount of coffee and milk (typically a single shot per 8oz volume). The only variance is the coffee:milk:foam ratio.
Most of you have got it right, and if you order a flat white anywhere in Australia you will get a very flat latte - simply put. I will attach a photo of my flat white here; as you can see, you can pour art (not the best rosetta) but you must ensure that there is no more than about 1cm of foam (best to pour this coffee using the last bit of milk left in the jug).