How to Make a Flat White Coffee

Create the perfect Flat White using your Sage coffee machine with this easy to follow, 4 step guide. Other how to guides and video tutorials are also available to help you master the art of creating professional café quality coffee at home.


  • Espresso Machine
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Glass or Cup
  • 1 Espresso Shot
  • Cold Milk


Grind & Tamp

Turn on the coffee grinder to pre-heat your portafilter, remove & then completely dry. Next, grind an amount of around 19g of fresh coffee beans and then tap the portafilter to settle the grounded coffee before tamping. Ensure you tamp on a level surface with a consistent amount of pressure. 

Espresso Extraction

Firmly place the portafilter into the group head and warm your cup or glass before starting. Hit the start button and you will see an espresso flow that imitates warm honey, once this has finished, dust chocolate powder into the cup of espresso.

Texture the Milk

For one cup of milk, pour cold milk a third of the way into the jug. To ensure the steam wand is not clogged, turn on the steam and allow this to flow through for around 4-5 seconds. Place the wand into the jug at 1.5inch deep, turn the steamer on and allow the milk to spin inside, lower the jug so that more of the wand is inside after a few seconds, this will introduce air.

* A flat white should have a thinner layer of milk compared to a cappuccino.

The Pour

Take the jug of texturised milk, swirl and then tap onto the countertop to remove any bubbles to achieve a thinner topping and enjoy!

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