I'm now on my fourth visit to New Zealand and/or Australia and, as always, am loving tossing down several flat whites a day. What's a flat white? Wikipedia says:
A flat white is a coffee beverage developed in Australia and New Zealand in the 1980s.It is prepared by pouring microfoam (steamed milk with small, fine bubbles and a glossy or velvety consistency) over a double shot of espresso (sometimes ristretto espresso). It is somewhat similar to the cappuccino or the latte although smaller in volume, therefore having a higher proportion of coffee to milk (closer to a cortado), and milk that is more velvety in consistency – allowing the espresso to dominate the flavour, while being supported by the milk.
And it's just better than anything you get back home in the USA. Which raises the question: Why can't I get one back home?