Since I moved away from Madrid City, one of the things I miss most is having a nice coffee place around the corner where I can have a decent flat white. There are literally zero places nearby that serve good coffee.

While this recipe is no substitute for a great flat white, it’s definitely better than no flat white. You will need an AeroPress, a way to boil water, and a way to froth your milk. I used a small protein shaker and 30 seconds of vigorous arm movement, but you can Google for better options.


  • On your AeroPress, add 14 grams of coffee, ground for espresso or slightly coarser. I used 10 clicks on my Comandante and the results were reasonable. But coffee is all about personal preference, so use whatever works for you.
  • Pour 94 grams of boiling water.
  • Stir the coffee grounds for 20 seconds.
  • Close the AeroPress and push. You should end up with 50-ish grams of liquid.
  • Heat 100 ml of milk, froth it, and pour it onto your coffee. Now’s a good time to practice your latte art technique, if you’re into that sort of thing.
  • Enjoy!