Review: The Starbucks Flat White

Fun fact: I’m actually writing this at my local Starbucks while sipping on a Flat White.

Ew, I need to clean my keyboard. And yeah, I already started sipping it.

If you’ve been on Starbucks’ website, received any email from them, or just went into one of their locations, you’ve probably noticed their latest thing: The Flat White. Being a Starbucks addict, I had to try it at least once. Especially since my dad already had tried it and actually recommended it.

So here I am, sitting the corner of the Starbucks’ bar alone with my MacBook, iPhone, and sipping this mystical beverage. Am I a hipster yet?

The first thing you’ll notice about the drink is that it’s not your usual overly-sweet ‘handcrafted’ latté. So what’s in it exactly?

Source: Starbucks

It’s basically just frothy milk and espresso. (I’m assuming micro-foam is some variation of milk, I hope.) Of course, being the coffee connoisseur that I’m becoming, I had an idea of what to expect. It reminds me of the time I had ‘real’ coffee at Culture Espresso in Midtown Manhattan, but that was definitely more bitter!

Starbucks’ website mentions this“An extra ristretto shot ensures that it’s bolder than a latte, yet steamed milk keeps it smoother than a cappuccino.”

But is it any good? I say yes. It’s smooth, simple, and balanced. If you don’t like sweet syrups mixed into your drink, then this might be your answer.

My only complaint is they don’t draw a cute picture on it. It’s just a dot. But it’s a ‘signature’ dot!


Have you tried Starbucks’ new Flat White? What did you think? If not, are you thinking about it? Leave me a comment below!

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