New Zealand is home to some of the best baristas in the world, and they know it. This is a country that takes its coffees very seriously. Drip coffee is more than looked down upon here. It’s non-existent.
The flat white pictured is one third espresso, two thirds steamed milk, a touch of swirled froth and a lot of love. Like a barman with a pint of Guiness, Kiwi baristas like to add their special touch to each cup. New Zealand’s national emblem, the Silver Fern, topped off my cup of joe.