Nothing gets me through the long winter days better than a perfect brewed coffee – today I’m sharing a how to blog post on how to brew a flat white, the last coffee trend that’s taking over the nation!
To be honest with you, I’ve probably taste tested over a dozen coffee makers. Coming from a Caribbean island where coffee is more than a drink – where coffee is a ritual and a lifestyle – I know a thing or two about coffee. How it should be brewed, how to extract the best taste, how fresh beans are incredibly important, and so on. I’m picky with my coffee and even pickier with the amount I drink. There are days when I wake up needing just a cup to get me started and other days, an entire carafe is what I need to pry my eyes open and get the day started. That’s why I’m loving the Ninja Coffee Bar™ – the latest and greatest from Ninja Kitchen.
Not only does it brew a cup, a travel mug, a half carafe, and a whole carafe – but it also brews espresso for specialty coffees as well as the perfect brew for iced coffees. Basically, the moment the Ninja Coffee Bar™ sat on my counter, I got rid of any other coffee maker in my kitchen. Previously, I owned a coffee maker that brewed entire pots of coffee, plus an electric espresso maker for when I needed just one cup. As you can see, this new coffee bar by Ninja minimized the appliances in my kitchen, giving me even extra counter space!
Now, like the post title says, today we’re chatting about a flat white. Do you know what a flat white is? I’m assuming you do, as even the most popular coffee shop in the US has gotten behind this new coffee beverage and serves up a version of a flat white. I spend a good amount of money on flat whites when I’m in town, as local coffee shops also make them – they are delicious and just the right amount of caffeine I need.
What is a flat white? A flat white originated in Australia and is made by pouring a small amount milk foam over a shot or two of espresso. It’s basically like a cappuccino or latte, only much smaller in size and the proportions of coffee to milk are much higher, thus the coffee flavor is more pronounced. It’s typically served in a ceramic mug but today I served it in a glass mug so you can appreciate the gorgeous color. You can read more about flat whites in The Kitchn and Yahoo Food.
Now you know about this delicious coffee beverage, I’d love to share the coffee love and have you make one in your own home. Thanks to the generous folks over at Ninja Coffee Bar™, we’re giving away a full Ninja Coffee Bar to one reader. That’s right – you’ll be making specialty coffees, iced macchiatos, and espressos, as well as your rich brews come the new year! Scroll down and let the Rafflecopter load to enter. To get you in the mood, here’s a little more about the Ninja Coffee Bar™:
Ninja Coffee Bar™
- Offers a variety of brewing options including Classic Brew, Rich Brew, Over Ice Brew and Specialty Brew.
- Thermal Flavor Extraction™ technology, which delivers a variety of sizes and styles while achieving the perfect brew richness level every time.
- Auto-iQ™ One Touch Intelligence Technology delivers customizable options without guessing how much water to add each time, for smooth, rich coffee in a cup, travel mug or carafe.
- Makes refreshing iced coffee by allowing users to dial up the richness of their coffee to offset the dilution caused by melting ice.
- Available at major retailers nationwide, starting at $149.99 MSRP
- 4 small scoops coffee, ground
- ¼ cup full-fat milk
- to taste, a sprinkling of cinnamon
- Brew coffee as instructed.
- Heat milk and foam using frother or by shaking it in a jar until foamy.
- Pour foam over hot coffee and sprinkle with cinnamon. Serve immediately.
Disclaimer: Ninja Coffee Bar™ provided me with a sample of their appliance with no obligations to post about it. My experience was fantastic and I’d recommend this product 100%. Thank you for supporting brands that make it possible for me to bring you new and exciting content!