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Listen: The Popular Coffee Drink Even Seattle Doesn't Know About

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A flat white.

Seattle thinks it knows its coffee. After all, it's the birthplace of Starbucks, and neighborhoods with two or three coffeehouses per block are not uncommon.

So you’d think the new director of Seattle Opera, Aidan Lang, would be happy. He’s a self-described coffee lover. But Lang says what we’re missing is a drink that’s taking the world by storm called a "flat white."

So we set out to find out what a flat white is, and where we can find it in Seattle. Click play below to hear what we found.

Here's the full conversation with Lang on the latest installment of KPLU’s Artscape series. Have you tried a flat white? Are you a die-hard aficianado? If so, what is it about the flat white that draws you? Tell us in the comments below.

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