By: Lisa Ng
We hit up our local Second Cup at King & John to give the Flat White a try!
Okay, so you're thinking to yourself what exactly is a Flat White? It's a coffee beverage that eliminates any airy froth with a distinct proportion of 1/3 espresso and 2/3 steamed milk, which makes it bit different from your typical latte. You'll also find a thin layer of microfoam on top, which is how this coffee drink got its name.
I drink a lot of coffee and I like that this coffee beverage has coffee and protein to give me that extra afternoon boost. Second Cup also uses their Espresso Forte beans giving this drink a rich and dark coffee flavour that melts into the velvety steamed milk.
Not a milk drinker? You can request that your Flat White be made with almond or soy milk for a bit of added sweetness and a nice nutty flavour.
We hung out with She Does The City, Casie Stewart and Dainty Girl to get our own personal lesson on how Second Cup makes its Flat White. I personally love the extra creamy texture and the higher proportion of coffee to milk. The Flat White originated in Australia in the 1980s and has slowly caught on in popularity in North America.
Here's an infographic to give you an idea of how the Flat White differs from other coffee beverages:
The Flat White is available at your local Second Cup in one 8 oz size for $3.40. If you're trying to keep yourself fueled between TIFF screenings, The Second Cup location at King & John has extended hours and will be open until 1 AM during the festival.
Share your Flat White photos #SCFlatWhite and tag Second Cup on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook and let me know what you think of this coffee beverage!
Lisa Ng is also the Editor-in-Chief of This Beautiful Day, a lifestyle blog for smart women. You can follow her online @helloLisaNg + on Instagram @ThisBeautifulDay.