No secret that I love my morning coffee. And the afternoon coffee.
For the uninitiated, this is a guide to the Australian way of drinking and preparing coffee: http://www.dailylife.com.au/news-and-views/dl-culture/what-does-your-coffee-order-say-about-you-20140220-333bn.html
For my US friends, this is probably why lots of Aussies have a bit of a problem drinking standard coffee in the US. I guess we’re not used to filter coffee that sits on a heater. I’m still teased about how much milk I needed to put in Starbucks coffee, for example.
At home, I sometimes use a coffee plunger but I’m more likely to use a cafetiere like one of these, http://www.palmerstores.com/media/img/products/1-41435-la-cafetiere-classic-espresso-6-cup-coffee-maker-all-6516-zoom.jpg bubbling away on the hob.
And then there’s my in-a-hurry-baby-get-me-dat-coffee-now coffee maker. http://coffeesnobs.com.au/Attachments/expressi-box02.jpg
Yup, it’s not the most utterly fabuloso thing ever, but hey, it’s fast, it’s utterly drinkable, even for coffee snobs, and it makes me happy and bearable first thing in the morning.
I rarely drink instant coffee. It has a funny aftertaste.
So what do I order in a cafe? A flat white. Boring name, but I’ll leave the description to Dom Knight from the article above:
A cup of steaming baristartery often topped with a little leaf or love heart which is completely pointless when immediately covered by a plastic takeaway lid. The flat white has begun conquering the UK and US, and I’m fully confident it’ll become the world’s favourite morning coffee – the balance between the flavour of the coffee and comfort factor of the milk is perfect to begin the day. I reckon ordering a flat white says nothing much about you except that you like coffee.
I’ve had my flat white for the morning. I’m good to go.