Flat White Coffee.

Year. 1989

Creator. Frank McInnes

Where. Wellington, NZ


Smaller than a Latte, the Flat White consists of one-third espresso, two-thirds milk. The milk is steamed, not frothed, to leave a smooth and velvety crema on top. Even Vogue has weighed in on the debate, pointing out why New Zealand has the advantage when it comes to making a great coffee.


Flat white coffee was formed when a despondent barista named Fraser McInnes made a cappuccino with low-fat milk that refused to froth. With typical Kiwi positivity, he named the failed cappuccino Flat White, and the term stuck

Find Us

19 Coates Street, Tawa Suburb

Wellington, 5028, New Zealand.

Contact Us

Email: blanche@innovationewzealand.com

Phone: +64 22 583 0410

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