Flat White

Cuisinart original

A simple way to describe this increasingly popular coffee shop drink would be “a small
strong latte.” It typically has a higher proportion of espresso to milk and slightly
less foam than a latte.


Makes 1 serving


1    lungo espresso capsule
       (or 2 standard espresso capsules)
¼    cup milk (dairy or nondairy)

Nutritional information

No nutrition information available


1. Put 1 espresso capsule, either a lungo or
one of the standard espresso capsules, into
the unit.
2. Put the milk into a heatproof mug. Hold
the mug in one hand and place under the
steam wand so the bottom of the wand is
just below the surface of the milk at an
angle. Select the Steam function and press
the START/STOP knob to start steaming.
While holding the mug at an angle, allow
the steam to move the milk around.
Once the milk begins to increase in volume,
lift the mug up higher so the steam wand
immerses deeper into the milk (this will
prevent large bubbles from forming and
will make a nice fine milk foam). When the
foam has almost reached the top of the
mug and you can feel that the milk in the
mug is quite hot, press the START/STOP
knob to stop steaming. Tap the mug a few
times to remove any larger bubbles.
3. Place a separate mug underneath the brew
head and select Double Espresso if using a
lungo capsule, or brew 2 single espressos,
depending on strength preference. Once
the espresso has finished brewing, slowly
pour a small amount of the steamed milk,
about half the volume of the espresso, into
the mug with the espresso, holding back
the foam with a spoon. Top with a very thin
layer of foam.
4. Serve immediately.