A blog of personal reflections, adventures both close to home and far away, political musings and commentary, and thoughts on negotiating life as a twenty-something, queer Mainer transplanted to New York City hoping to write, inspire, teach and change the world.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Flat White, Soho, London

Fueling my need for coffee, this was my first stop in London. The staff were super nice and they were even playing My Bloody Valentine when I walked in. Keight had recommended it and I was thankful for a good, independent coffee shop to visit in Starbucks land (I think there's even more Starbucks in London than in NYC!). In case you were wondering what a Flat White is, Keight looked it up:

"i had to look it up...

a flat white and a latte is almost exactly the same thing, generally same 1/3 espresso to 2/3 milk ratio, but a flat white doesn't include much of the foamy milk at the top (either it's held back or mixed in with the rest of the milk, descriptions conflict on this detail). hence the "flat."

as some dude stated on the coffeesnob forum:

"So if a flat white is a latte without 10mm of 'more aerated' textured milk in it, what it a long black with a dash of milk?

Lets face it, most cafes would not produce a discernably different product if you asked for both, other that being served in a glass and a cup.

... it's a subtle distinction."
Thanks Keight!


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