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What's the difference between the same milk coffee, Australian white and latte?

Published: 2024-02-29 Author: World Gafei
Last Updated: 2024/02/29, Australian white and latte often appear on the menu of cafes. Although they both belong to the category of milk coffee, they are still different in terms of making and drinking feelings. Friends who have come to Qianjie store to drink Australian white should have noticed that the cup quantity of Australian white is smaller than that of latte, the taste of coffee is stronger than that of latte, and the thickness of milk foam is thinner.

Australian white and latte often appear on the menu of cafes. Although they both belong to the category of milk coffee, they are still different in terms of making and drinking feelings. Friends who have come to Qianjie store to drink Australian white should have noticed that the cup size of Australian white is smaller than that of latte, the taste of coffee is stronger than latte, and the thickness of milk foam is thinner. In fact, Australian white coffee is derived from the latte.

Latte (Latte) originated in Italy and originally means "milk". It is a classic mixture of Espresso and milk, which can taste both the taste of coffee and the sweetness of milk.

The coffee flavor of Australian White (Flat White) will be stronger and more prominent.

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In the last century, Italians brought espresso to Australia, New Zealand and other regions. Cappuccino and lattes with thick milk bubbles were not popular with locals, so people began to beat the foam thinner. When the thin foam was mixed into the coffee, the liquid became flatter and flatter until it became a thin layer, flush with the mouth of the cup, and today's Flat White is what it is today. Flat means "flat" and White means coffee with milk.

It can be said that Australia White is slowly evolved to adapt to the tastes of consumers. As the final flavor of the two drinks are slightly different, they are naturally different in practice and appearance.

The coffee base is different.

The latte uses Italian concentrate (Espresso) as the base

Australian White Coffee uses Ristretto (espresso) as the base.

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"Ristretto (espresso): can be seen as the extraction of only the front and middle segment of Espresso. Compared with Espresso, the extraction time of Ristretto is shorter and the ratio of powder to water is lower. The coffee liquid obtained in this way is more full-bodied, reducing the extraction amount of macromolecular carbohydrates and improving the sensory flavor. "

The product parameter of Qianjie is example powder weight, liquid weight Espresso20g.

40gRistretto20g28~30g

Milk quantity is different from cup quantity in lattes, in order to balance milk and coffee base, more milk will be added, while Australian white coffee will reduce the amount of milk and drink it as a whole, showing a stronger and fuller coffee flavor, therefore, Australian white coffee cups will be less than lattes.

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The thickness of milk foam is different.

Usually, the thickness of the milk foam of the latte is about 0.5cm, which shows a slightly arched full cup when mixed with the coffee liquid.

The Australian white foam is thinner, because it is difficult to bulge because of the insufficient tension of the foam, and the final state of the finished product is that the liquid level in the cup is flush with the mouth of the cup, which leads to the "Flat" in Flat White. The thickness of milk foam must be controlled within 0.3cm, otherwise it is difficult to reach a "flat" liquid level.

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With regard to the specific thickness of milk bubbles, each coffee shop varies. In order to maximize the taste of the upper coffee fat, some baristas will directly not beat the foam, directly heat the milk and pour it into the espresso. On the other hand, Qianjie hopes that the taste of Australian white will be as smooth as cream and not too "water", and the milk foam layer of 0.3cm will be retained.

It is worth noting that the traditional Australian white only has a hot practice. Because the core experience of Australia White lies in its unique taste and concentration, if it is made into ice, it will dilute the coffee concentration in addition to not having the same strong aroma as hot coffee. If you want to pursue a strong coffee flavor and do not want to eat too much milk, Qianjie suggests that you should consider "Dirty".

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The milk foam of Australian white coffee is light and delicate, the coffee taste is rich and smooth. The milk foam of the latte is thicker, tastes softer and balanced, and tastes dense, both of which have something special. Each coffee shop has a different definition of Australian white products, and will adjust their products according to their own habits and cognition of all kinds of milk cafes, which may eventually show a different Australian white style. -END-Qianjie Cafe 10 Baoqian Street, Yandun Road, Dongshankou, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province

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