Flat White at Starbucks?
In Australia they have a great espresso drink called a flat white. It's not a latte or a cappuccino, but maybe something in between. I'd love to be able to order one at Starbucks, but I tried ordering one once and they didn't know what I meant. Can someone tell me what I need to say when I place my order at Starbucks to get a flat white.
per wikipedia, it is about 1/3 espresso and 2/3 milk, which is to say stronger than a latte. Also, the froth is mixed in with the milk, leaving the beverage more homogenous. My experience is that starbucks baristas usually can't make a good froth. It's usually a true foam, that doesn't mix well. It sounds a lot like the capuccinos I've gotten overseas, as opposed to ones here that top the drinks with that semi solid foam.
To get it at starbucks ask them for a short (the 8oz. not on the visible menu... but the best way to get a capuccino), wet, capuccino, then you might want to stir it as well.