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Starbucks' flat white American winter

Starbucks' flat white American winter

For all the hubbub about Starbucks’ latest drink launch, you’d think the coffee giant was the first to bring the flat white to Chicago. Sorry guys, Intelligentsia sold the concoction for a week last year in honor of the New Zealand All Blacks rugby match at Soldier Field. (Intelligentsia's version is pictured above.)

But Starbucks’ Tuesday launch will make the espresso/milk combo a permanent menu staple. It’s a lot less foamy than a traditional latte, and, according to a Starbucks spokesperson, “will be made from two ristretto espresso shots—which are smaller and more concentrated—topped off with whole milk steamed to a ‘micro...