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Google Celebrates Flat White Coffee's Rich History with Animated Doodle

In celebrating the flat white, Google Doodle not only pays homage to a beloved beverage but also underscores its cultural significance and widespread appeal across continents.

Shivam Dwivedi
Google Celebrates Flat White Coffee's Rich History with Animated Doodle (Photo Source: Pexels)
Google Celebrates Flat White Coffee's Rich History with Animated Doodle (Photo Source: Pexels)

Google Doodle has revealed an animated illustration to celebrate the flat white, an esteemed espresso-based beverage with roots tracing back to Australia and New Zealand. This animated tribute is set to grace screens worldwide, including in India, highlighting the global reach and appreciation for this beloved coffee creation.

The homage arrives on March 11, marking a significant milestone for flat white enthusiasts. This date commemorates the inclusion of "flat white" into the esteemed Oxford English Dictionary in 2011, cementing its status as a culturally significant culinary term.

The origins of the flat white have sparked spirited debates, with both Australia and New Zealand laying claim to its inception in the 1980s. Despite the contentious origins, evidence suggests that the flat white likely emerged independently in both nations, adding an intriguing layer to its history.

Google Doodles, known for their spontaneous transformations of the iconic Google logo, pay homage to a diverse array of local and global subjects, from holidays to influential figures. These doodles come in various forms, including pictures, animations, slideshows, videos, and games, providing users with engaging experiences.

Global Reach of Flat White:

The flat white, revered for its delightful combination of steamed milk and espresso, first made its mark on the menus of Sydney and Auckland coffee shops. According to a report by The Washington Post citing a food historian, the term "flat white" is believed to have originated from Australia's coffee-naming conventions. In this context, a standard espresso is termed a "short black," while a larger version with hot water added is known as a "long black," and a coffee with added milk earns the moniker ‘flat white.’

Making the perfect flat white requires skillful blending of micro-foamed milk with a single or double shot of espresso. This micro-foam, achieved through aerating steamed milk, contributes to the beverage's smooth texture and creamy taste. Achieving the ideal consistency and texture demands meticulous steaming and pouring methods, essential elements in preparing this revered coffee concoction.

As coffee enthusiasts around the world raise their cups to toast this iconic drink, the flat white's legacy continues to thrive, transcending borders and uniting coffee lovers everywhere.

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