The Art of Brewing the Perfect Flat White Coffee at Home

If you’re a coffee lover, a coffee novice or an avid home barista, you’ve more than likely heard of or enjoyed a Flat White coffee at some point. Originating from Australia and New Zealand, the Flat White has become a global sensation, known for its creamy texture and well-balanced coffee flavor. But did you know that you can recreate this coffee shop favorite at home? At Seven Districts Coffee, we’re here to guide you on your journey to becoming your own barista.

A Flat White is traditionally a coffee beverage that blends a double shot of espresso with velvety steamed milk. The magic of the Flat White lies in the balance between the robust coffee and the smooth, creamy milk. Here’s how you can create this delightful drink at home using our top-quality specialty coffee.

Barista making a flat white coffee in a white mug

The Perfect Espresso

A Flat White begins with the perfect shot of espresso. The type of coffee bean you choose will significantly impact the final taste of your Flat White. At Seven Districts Coffee, we’re proud to offer a range of single-origin coffee beans, all of which are either fair trade or direct trade. You can explore our selection of speciality coffee here..

To brew your espresso, you will need an espresso machine. If you’re just starting on your home barista journey, you might want to check out our equipment section, where we offer a variety of espresso machines and grinders that are perfect for home use.

The Velvety Milk

The other key component of a Flat White is the velvety, steamed milk. This is where the skill of the barista really comes into play, as creating the perfect microfoam is both an art and a science. If you’re interested in learning more, we have a detailed guide on how to steam milk for a Flat White.

Espresso being poured into a 5oz white mug

The Final Pour

Once you have your espresso and your steamed milk, it’s time to bring them together. The pour is crucial in a Flat White, as it determines how the milk and coffee combine. A correct pour will result in a drink with a rich coffee taste, complemented by the sweetness of the milk.

Mastering the art of the Flat White takes practice, but with the right beans, the right equipment, and a little patience, you can create a cafe-quality Flat White at home. So why not start your barista journey with us today? Check out our guide on how to make a Flat White.

At Seven Districts Coffee, we’re more than just a coffee roaster. We’re a community of coffee lovers dedicated to celebrating our heritage and sharing our passion for high-quality, ethically sourced coffee. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced home barista, we’re here to help you on your coffee journey.

Can You Make Flat White Milk With No Machine?

As we’ve established, one of the key parts of making the perfect Flat White coffee is the milk, but how do you create that coffee shop quality at home? Check out this video below by the brilliant Matteo who explains all!

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