Flat White….plus hvor finder man Londons bedste kaffe

Mange kaffeelskere vil hurtigt kunne blive enige om, at Starbucks’ latte er noget mælket, smagsløst sjask, der som udgangspunkt altid skal bestilles med et ekstra skud espresso.

Men der er håb forude, for nu er Starbucks (og Costa) begyndt at reklamere med “flat white”. En flat white er af australsk/new zealandsk oprindelse og betegner en lille stærk latte med masser af smag.  Den har en cremet konsistens, da mælkeskummet under opvarmningen blandes med det nederste lag mælk, som derefter hældes forsigtigt over kaffen. I mælkeskummet aftegnes det karakteristiske bladmotiv .

Jeg  har testet Starbucks’ flat whites og de er ok. Men er du i Soho og vil smage “the real deal” så smut forbi et af disse 3 steder, som serverer Londons bedste kaffe.

  • Flat White, 17 Berwick Street (Soho): Hyggelig og altid proppet legendarisk kaffebar, der også serverer lette retter. Stedet er drevet af to kiwier (New Zealændere) der ved, hvordan en “flat white” skal skummes.
  • Milk Bar, 3 Bateman Street (Soho): Lillebror til Flat White. Her er lidt bedre plads til at sidde ned og igen lette retter og kage på kortet.
  • Monmouth Coffee Company, 27 Monmouth Street (Covent Garden): Kaffefirma med egen butik, hvor du dels kan få takeaway-kaffe men også shoppe løs blandt deres forskellige kaffebønner.

Foto via http://www.flat-white.co.uk

In English: Most people agree that a Starbucks (or other chain) latte is pretty bland and tasteless. Recently both Starbucks and Costa have started to advertise for their new “flat white” in the hope of luring the more coffee-savvy clientele into their shops.

The flat white is a smaller, stronger and creamier kind of latte that originates from New Zealand and Australia. And honestly if you want to get a real flat white (I’ve tried the Starbucks version a few times, and it is ok, but still very bland) head for one of these three spots in Soho in Central London instead.

They serve London’s best coffee:

  • Flat White, 17 Berwick Street: Cosy, small and very busy coffeebar cum café. It’s run by two Antipodeans who really know how to handle the espresso machine.
  • Milk Bar, 3 Bateman Street: Flat White’s little brother and only a few streets away. Less busy and more space to sit down and maybe try one of their cakes and light meals.
  • Monmouth Coffee Company, 27 Monmouth Street (Covent Garden): Coffee company with their own coffeeshop where you can drop in for at takeaway coffee or to buy your own coffee beans.

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2 responses to “Flat White….plus hvor finder man Londons bedste kaffe

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