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Updated December 08, 2020 01:07 PM
Starbucks Flat White

Starbucks’ newest menu offering isn’t laden with bright orange syrups, mountains of whipped cream or crushed bits of cookies — it’s just espresso and milk. That’s it.

Okay, so the Flat White — the coffee giant’s latest addition to its permanent menu — is slightly more complicated. Previously only available at Starbucks in the UK and Australia, the drink is made with two ristretto espresso shots — meaning they’re more concentrated than traditional shots, so they deliver a sweeter, more intense flavor — topped with “microfoam” and swirled into a latte art dot topping.

The classic beverage, which was created in Australia in the 1980s, will be available at all American locations starting Jan. 6.

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So far, the drink is receiving mixed reviews on social media. For some, the no frills beverage is a welcome departure from the chain’s sugary staples, while the drink’s simplicity drew criticism from others:

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Tell Us: Do you think the Flat White will become your new go-to order at Starbucks?

—Lydia Price

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