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

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Monday, January 5, 2015
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)
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.