Cafés to go
A flat white
Originating from New Zealand and Australia, a flat white is a coffee beverage prepared by pouring steamed milk from the bottom of steaming pitcher over a single shot (30ml) of espresso. The drink is typically served in a small 150-160ml ceramic tulip cup. The stretched and texturised milk is prepared by entraining air into the milk and folding the top layer into the lower layers. To achieve the "flat", non-frothy texture the steamed milk is poured from the bottom of the jug, holding back the lighter froth on the top in order to access milk with smaller bubbles, making the drink smooth and velvety in texture.
Wellington: Lido, Esquires, Cha, Istanbul Restaurant;
Taupo: can't remember but one of those chaines, then McCafé on the way to Rotorua;
Auckland: Chocolate Boutique, Michel's.