Fact Sheet: Starbucks Flat White

Starbucks is introducing a new handcrafted espresso beverage – the Flat White – as a core menu offering in participating Starbucks® stores in the US and Canada. Starbucks customers in other markets have enjoyed this Australian-born espresso classic for years, and the company's coffee team is thrilled to bring this coffee-lovers' favorite to customers in the U.S and Canada.

The Flat White brings the quality and craft of Starbucks® espresso to the forefront, perfectly suited for the growing sophistication of today’s coffee drinkers who value the artistry and craft that goes into a perfect cup.

The Starbucks® Flat White is an espresso beverage made with two ristretto shots, combined with a thin layer of velvety steamed whole milk and finished with a latte art dot. A ristretto shot delivers a sweeter, more intense coffee flavor.

Starbucks baristas perfectly steam milk into creamy micro-foam and carefully free pour to allow the espresso to rise to the top of the beverage for a bold coffee flavor with a sweeter finish. Patterns or “latte art” can be made in the top of the cup with the contrasting colors of the coffee and milk.

The Flat White joins the core espresso line-up of beverages like the Doppio Espresso, Espresso Macchiato, Caffé Americano, Caffé Latte and Cappuccino.