4 Apr 2024

Who invented the flat white?

From Nights, 10:18 pm on 4 April 2024

It's the most popular cafe order by a country mile, but the actual origins of the flat white are hard to trace.

A historian in Australia thinks he might have cracked the code.

According to University of Newcastle history lecturer Chip Van Dyk, Italian sugar farmers in Queensland may be the missing link to popularising this method of preparing coffee back in the 1980s.

He joins Mark Leishman.

coffee cup in coffee beans

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