What two countries believe they each invented the name of the coffee drink known as the “flat white”?
Australia and New Zealand
Who will win in the battle of the over-caffeinated Aussies versus the Kiwis? Baristas on both sides of the Tasman Sea lay claim to the name of the milky breakfast beverage, but a consensus has yet to be reached. Depending on which history you choose to believe, the term flat white was either invented in Queensland sometime in the 1960s or 1970s, or it was the spontaneous name for a failed attempt at a cappuccino in Wellington at the end of the 1980s. Source: The Telegraph
Australia is a country and continent surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans. Its major cities – Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide – are coastal. Its capital, Canberra, is inland. The country is known for its Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef, a vast interior desert wilderness called the Outback, and unique animal species like kangaroos and duck-billed platypuses.
New Zealand is a country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean consisting of 2 main islands, both marked by volcanoes and glaciation. Capital Wellington, on the North Island, is home to Te Papa Tongarewa, the expansive national museum. Wellington’s dramatic Mt. Victoria, along with the South Island’s Fiordland and Southern Lakes, stood in for mythical Middle Earth in Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” films.