Starbucks is now offering a new caffeinated drink called the 'flat white'—an Australian-styled coffee that was invented in the late '80s and inspired by the Italian cappuccino. So what's the difference?
Both use steamed milk and espresso but rather than incorporating the stiffer, more frothy foam, the lower portion of the milk is used. Basically, less foam and less milk ends up being used which means if you are looking to cut calories from your daily intake, a grande will cost you 10 fewer calories (using 2% milk) than your usual latte. Hey, every calorie counts, right?