Starbucks adds 'flat white' to U.S. menu

(In this Saturday, May 31, 2014 photo, the Starbucks logo is seen at one of the company's coffee shops in downtown Chicago. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar))

Starbucks is adding the 'flat white,' a popular Australian coffee drink, to their U.S. menu beginning Tuesday, Jan. 6.

Descriptions vary, but generally a flat white is described as a mix of espresso and steamed milk with a higher coffee-to-milk ratio than a latte and a more velvety texture.

The flat white is considered Australia's unofficial national beverage.
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