Flat White Coffee

Flat White Coffee

Key Takeaways

Takeaway Description
1. Flat White Essentials Master the art of making the perfect flat white at home with the right equipment and techniques.
2. Best Coffee Machines for Flat Whites Discover the top coffee machines that deliver café-quality flat whites in the comfort of your own kitchen.
3. Ideal Coffee Beans for Flat Whites Learn about the best coffee beans and roasts that perfectly complement the smooth, velvety texture of a flat white.
4. Mastering Microfoam Milk Perfect your microfoam milk texturing skills for a silky smooth flat white every time.
5. Flat White Cups and Accessories Elevate your flat white experience with the right cups, saucers, and accessories for serving and enjoying your coffee.


Flat whites have become increasingly popular among coffee lovers around the world, thanks to their smooth, velvety texture and perfect balance of espresso and steamed milk. If you're looking to recreate this café favorite at home, you'll need the right equipment, techniques, and ingredients. In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through everything you need to know to make the perfect flat white in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Essential Equipment for Crafting the Perfect Flat White

To make a delicious flat white at home, you'll need a few key pieces of equipment. First and foremost, a high-quality espresso machine is a must. Look for machines with precise temperature control, adjustable grind settings, and a powerful steam wand for creating silky smooth microfoam milk.

One of the best options on the market is the Sage Oracle Touch Fully Automatic Bean-to-Cup Coffee Machine. This top-of-the-line machine features a touch screen display, automatic grinding and tamping, and a self-cleaning steam wand, making it easier than ever to create café-quality flat whites at home.

Sage Oracle Touch Fully Automatic Bean-to-Cup Coffee Machine

For those looking for a more affordable option, the Sage Bambino Plus Espresso Machine is an excellent choice. This compact machine features automatic microfoam milk texturing and a fast heat-up time, allowing you to create flat whites quickly and easily.

Sage Bambino Plus Espresso Machine

In addition to a quality espresso machine, you'll also need a good coffee grinder. Freshly ground beans are essential for achieving the best flavor and aroma in your flat white. The Sage Smart Grinder Pro Coffee Grinder is a great option, with 60 precise grind settings and dosing IQ technology for consistent results every time.

Choosing the Best Coffee Beans for Your Flat White

The quality and flavor of your coffee beans can make or break your flat white. When selecting beans for your flat white, look for a medium roast with a balanced flavor profile. Some of the best options include:

Mastering the Art of Microfoam Milk

One of the key components of a perfect flat white is silky smooth microfoam milk. To achieve this, you'll need to master the technique of steaming and texturing milk. Here are a few tips to help you create the perfect microfoam:

  1. Start with cold, fresh milk. Whole milk works best for creating a rich, creamy texture.
  2. Purge your steam wand before starting to remove any condensation or residual milk.
  3. Insert the steam wand just below the surface of the milk and turn it on. The milk should start to spin and create a vortex.
  4. Keep the steam wand in this position until the milk reaches around 37°C (98°F), then lower the pitcher to create more foam.
  5. Continue steaming until the milk reaches around 60°C (140°F), then turn off the steam and gently tap the pitcher on the counter to break up any large bubbles.

Serving and Enjoying Your Flat White

To fully enjoy your homemade flat white, it's essential to have the right cups and accessories. Flat white cups are typically around 150-200ml in size, with a wide mouth to showcase the coffee's crema and latte art.

Some great options for flat white cups include:

Loveramics Flat White Cup 150ml

Loveramics Tumbler Flat White Cup (Beige) 150ml


Making the perfect flat white at home may seem daunting at first, but with the right equipment, beans, and techniques, anyone can become a flat white master. By investing in a quality espresso machine, grinder, and accessories, and taking the time to practice your microfoam milk texturing skills, you'll be able to enjoy delicious, café-quality flat whites whenever you desire.

Don't forget to explore our wide range of coffee machines, grinders, beans, and accessories to find the perfect tools for your flat white journey. Happy brewing!

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