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Flat White Day: Google's Global Coffee Salute


Food & Drink  •  11 Mar, 2024  •  48,348 Views  •  ⭐ 4.3

Written by Anand Swami


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Today, Google celebrates the worldwide appreciation of Flat White coffee with a delightful, interactive Doodle. Known for its silky blend of steamed milk poured over an espresso shot, the Flat White has ignited discussions regarding its origins, with Australia and New Zealand both staked as potential birthplaces.

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On this special day, March 11, recognized for when the term was officially added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2011, we explore the story, nature, and charm of the Flat White, emblematic of the ever-evolving coffee culture.

Origins and History

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The debate over the Flat White's origins is a testament to its cultural significance in both Australia and New Zealand, with claims from both countries dating back to the 1980s. This coffee drink, characterized by its creamy texture and strong espresso base, became a subject of national pride, with Sydney and Auckland both asserting their roles in its creation.

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The inclusion of "flat white" in the Oxford English Dictionary on March 11, 2011, underscores its widespread acceptance and the global recognition of its place within coffee culture. The story of Flat White is not just about coffee but about the evolution of coffee-drinking preferences and the trans-Tasman rivalry that highlights the rich coffee culture in both countries.

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