This Café Tried To Make Flat Blacks Happen & Coffee Fans Weren't Impressed

Stop trying to make flat blacks happen!

This Café Tried To Make Flat Blacks Happen & Coffee Fans Weren't Impressed Costa Coffee

If you're a coffee lover, you probably have a specific way that you like your coffee made. You will have either full cream milk, soy milk, almond milk or maybe just skim milk made into either a cappuccino, latte or flat white.

There are so many coffee combinations to choose from, but if there's one thing we've learned over the last couple of days, it's that trying giving your regular coffee a fancy name, won't make it any better.

Costa Coffee, a very popular British coffee house, has tried to call their long black's 'flat blacks' and well, customer's weren't too happy about it...

Many caffeine lovers ordered a flat black at their local Costa Coffee and found out very quickly that they had just ordered a long black with a fancy new name.


Basically, everyone just wanted Costa to stop trying to make flat black happen alá Regina George.


Costa Coffee has since responded to the haters, saying that the flat black actually has a cortissimo shot in it, making it smoother and slightly sweeter than a regular black coffee.

Jeffery Young, founder of the London Coffee Festival (yep, it's a thing) explained to The Independent, that Costa Coffee also serves it flat blacks in a smaller cup.

"The Costa Flat Black is essentially a three shot americano served in a slightly smaller cup to make it more intense.

"It is quite a clever innovation targeting black coffee lovers and building on their Flat White series, which is hugely popular."

Would you drink a flat black?