Kenco Flat White Instant Tin 1kg 4070068
Kenco Flat White instant coffee has a distinctive bold and velvety taste, perfectly combining the richness of espresso with the creaminess of milk. Supplied in a resealable 1kg tin, this barista edition coffee is ideal for use in offices.
- Instant coffee for making bold and velvety flat whites
- Rich and creamy
- Barista edition
- Resealable 1kg tin
The flat white is still relatively new to the UK and USA, but contrary to popular opinion, a flat white is not just a small latte.
In fact, it’s in some ways very different. Especially different if you happen to be a barista!
First, we need to discuss where the coffee even came from and how it came to be. So strap in for a quick history lesson in this imported coffee creation.
The flat white coffee emerged from the cafes of Australia and New Zealand and although its precise origins are up for debate it is largely believed to have been forged in the 1980s.
Origins of the Flat White
Some report that the name “flat white” was coined in Sydney during the early 1980s. But Melbourne has also attempted to claim the name, stating it was actually being made earlier, in the 1970s.
And New Zealand has also weighed in, stating that the modern form of the drink was developed in Wellington during the late 1980s.
We’d argue that both nations have had a hand in developing the identity of the drink, with flat whites eventually taking hold in the UK during the mid-noughties. Where a number of independent firms began to offer flat white coffee, with one or two shops even taking it as its name.
As for this intricate little coffee itself; the process of producing a flat white coffee is relatively simple — and involves steaming milk and pouring the resultant micro-foam over a single or double espresso.
Many would argue that to be considered a flat white, you must serve the micro-foamed milk over a double espresso, but with many coffee shops and cafes offering single shot espresso versions, it’s abundantly clear that on average the coffee in the flat white’s is not what separates it from a latte or cappuccino.
The result is very much like a latte or a cappuccino and some even contest the question of whether there is even any difference between these types of drink.