Flat White vs Cappuccino - which one is your
And no, they are not “basically the same
There are many different opinions on the
origins of flat whites, on the exact amount of cream, on the size of the cup in
which they should be served, and so on. The main difference between flat whites
and cappuccinos is in the milk’s texture and in the amount of espresso for the base
of the drink.
Flat whites have barely any microfoam,
the steamed milk remains more liquid and it doesn’t have that velvety creaminess
you get with the foam. Cappuccinos, on the other hand, are all about the foam:
it must be creamy and compact, with a fine texture and a shiny surface.
Espresso, foam and milk ratio has always
been a topic of discussion among coffee lovers - because of their very thin layer of microfoam, flat whites are a favourite among latte artists who usually use a double
shot of espresso to give a stronger taste and contrast on the surface.
Cappuccinos and Flat Whites have always had
admirers and detractors: which one do you like best? #makeitbetter