Flat White vs Latte
Coffee is perhaps the most popular beverage around the world, and there are scores of variations of this wonderful beverage that are different in preparation and flavor, apart from being popular in different parts of the world. Just imagine yourself inside Barista or Coffee Day looking at the menu as you come across exotic looking names like Latte, Flat White, cappuccino, and so on. Not many people know about the differences between various preparations, and this article attempts to find out differences between Latte and Flat White.
To be precise, both latte and flat white are coffee variants that are prepared using espresso and milk. In fact, flat white is a preparation that is popular in Australia and New Zealand only, and the difference if any lies in the ratio of milk and espresso. There is less milk and less foam at the top in flat white than latte. Despite misconception, there is a little bit of foam even in flat white. However, there are places where you do not get foam at all when you order flat white. There are people who say that to prepare flat white, milk should be taken off when it has just been boiled. However, there is a slight change in the taste of the milk after boiling, and it is better to make use of milk that has cooled down to around 70 degrees Celsius.
A latte is just espresso with steamed milk with a small amount of froth at the top. A seasoned barista can create artistic designs at the top of latte with the help of frothed milk. While making flat white, no air bubbles are allowed to enter the preparation which is why there is no froth and one gets a smooth, silky flavor of the coffee preparation when he drinks flat white.
What is the difference between Flat White and Latte?
• Flat white originated in Sydney, Australia in 80’s, while latte originated in Italy like many other variations of coffee quite some time ago
• Both flat white and latte are prepared using espresso and milk. The only difference lies in ratios of espresso and milk
• Latte art may or may not be present in flat white
• Frothed milk is rarely used in flat white