What is a 'magic' coffee?

While most of us can agree that all coffee is pretty darn magical, the 'magic' is a very real coffee order in Melbourne.

Victorians sure know coffee. With a reputation of being the number-one state in the country when it comes to caffeine, it's no wonder that it's the birthplace of coffee creations we haven't even heard of in the rest of the country.

Lachlan Ward, from Melbourne coffee roasters, St ALi explains exactly what all the fuss is about.

What is a 'magic' coffee?

"The magic is a flat white with three-quarters the milk, and a shorter, double ristretto base," he explains. 

So, why is it so popular, and how come the magic hasn't reached cafes Australia-wide?

"People love it because there's less milk and more coffee," Lachlan explains.

"The ratios are just right insofar as you keep the intensity of some of the coffee flavours, complemented with the sweetness of the milk." 



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Experimenting with coffee

Lachlan says that more and more people are beginning to get creative with their coffee.

"Nothing surprises me these days," he says. "Our customers know what they want, so combinations of different strengths, milk and temperature are all very common."

If you're thinking about trying something new, Lachlan suggests first talking to a barista about what you may like and how you can change it up.

"It's our job to help you make these decisions," he says. So, next time you're at a cafe and want to try deviating from your classic latte, trust the experts and enjoy the experience! 

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