Not a Book Review, Not an Ad, Just My New Favorite Starbucks Beverage

While going through the drive-through at Starbucks, on an early morning before work, I’ve been torn between ordering a latte or a cappuccino. The latte is often too weak; the cappuccino not hefty enough. Neither seems to fully satisfy.

But on January 6, while checking the Starbucks app on my iPhone,  I was introduced to the Flat White. It’s quite possibly the most perfect drink of all:


It is not an acid swish of coffee such as an espresso can sometimes be. It is not a sugary, ice-cream flavored icky concoction covered with whipped cream and sprinkles. It is like what I drank when I lived in Europe: thick and rich and full of real coffee flavor. Starbucks describes it as thus:

The Starbucks® Flat White is an espresso beverage made with two ristretto shots, combined with a thin layer of velvety steamed whole milk and finished with a latte art dot.  A ristretto shot delivers a sweeter, more intense coffee flavor.  Starbucks baristas perfectly steam milk into creamy micro-foam and carefully free pour to allow the espresso to rise to the top of the beverage for a bold coffee flavor with a sweeter finish. The Starbucks® Flat White joins the core menu line-up of espresso beverages like Caffé Americano, Caffé Latte, Cappuccino, Doppio Espresso and Espresso Macchiato.

So, I’m just sayin’ what I order now, and will order forever more. Perhaps you’ll like it, too.

8 thoughts on “Not a Book Review, Not an Ad, Just My New Favorite Starbucks Beverage”

  1. For Xmas I got a coffee grinder, & an Aeropress coffee maker, now make coffee to suit my own taste buds, although I don’t always grind my own but the Aeropress makes coffee with pre ground is almost as quick as instant but a lot tastier.


  2. I actually tried this earlier this week! Usually I order (plain) coffee or tea at Starbucks, but I tried this after I was told that they didn’t add any sweetener. It is very nice.


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