How To Make A Flat White Coffee At Home


  • 18g ground espresso
  • 100ml milk
  • The right cup, 150-200ml capacity


STEP 1 - Make around 35ml espresso using your coffee machine or Moka pot and pour into the base of your cup.

STEP 2 - Steam the milk using your coffee machine so that it has around 1-2cm of foam on top. If you don’t have a coffee machine (no biggie), then you can place the milk in a jar with a lid, shake it so it's frothy, then microwave it uncovered for 30 seconds. Transfer the milk to a jug.

STEP 3 - Hold the jug so that the spout is about 3-4cm above the cup and pour the milk in steadily. As the volume within the cup increases, bring the jug as close to the surface of the drink as possible whilst aiming to pour into the centre. 

STEP 4 - Once the milk jug is almost touching the surface of the coffee, tilt the jug to speed up the rate of pour. As you accelerate, the milk will hit the back of the cup and start naturally folding in on itself to create a pattern on the top.

STEP 5 - Enjoy your perfect Flat White!

TOP TIPS: Flat whites are generally served with whole milk, but you can use a plant-based milk. Try almond or oat milk for a dairy alternative. If you're making a flat white at home, preheat your cup. Your drink will stay warmer longer.


How to make the perfect flat white

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