Thursday, June 16, 2005

Huh? Flat White?

Interesting article in the Sydney Morning Herald last week about finding a decent cup of coffee in New York City.

The article does have a point, the number of Starbucks in the city is scary, there's one on every corner! Ok I exaggerate, but there are a lot of them around. Personally, I reckon Dunkin Donuts has the worst coffee of all - brown, murky liquid in styrofoam cups adorned with their gaudy orange & pink logo. Too early in the morning to be looking at colours that bright me thinks!

The author recommends several places, a few of which I haven't heard of, though I agree Joe is a great spot. They also have the most delicious lemon poppy muffins there...yum! I walked past Ruby's on the weekend to have a look at the menu, and it looks great. I was expecting it to have a counter where you can order your coffee, but its more of a sit down and eat kind of place. Still, the Bondi burger will definitely have to be tried - a chicken burger with mayo and sweet chilli sauce. I can't mention enough how much I LOVE sweet chilli sauce (its up there with Praise mayonnaise!!).

The article goes on to describe the difference between a flat white and a cafe latte, and also mentions that the cafe lattes in the US are different to the lattes in Australia. I always thought the difference between the two was that flat whites use cold milk, and lattes use hot steamed milk. So now I'm even more confused!

Still, as long as the coffee's good and strong, who cares?


At June 16, 2005 10:46 am, Blogger Clare Eats said...

no a flat white doesnt have cold milk. It is much stronger than a latte too :) I like mine to have some microfoam though.

At June 24, 2005 2:06 am, Blogger Chick Pea said...

Hmm..for some reason I thought flat whites aren't as strong as lattes. Haven't had a flat white in years though. It was one of the first caffeinated drinks I was allowed to have when I was a teen :)


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