An Americano is a coffee drink made by diluting a shot of espresso with hot water, resulting in a bold and flavorful coffee with a similar strength to drip coffee.
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About an Americano
An Americano is a classic coffee drink that’s perfect for those who love a strong and bold flavor. Basically, it’s a shot of espresso diluted with hot water, giving it a similar strength to drip coffee.
The origin of the Americano is pretty interesting! During World War II, American soldiers stationed in Italy would find the espresso too strong for their liking. So, they started adding hot water to it to dilute the intensity, creating the Americano. That’s why it’s called an Americano, because it was created by American soldiers in Italy!
If you’re looking for a fun fact, did you know that Americanos are sometimes called “long black” in Australia and New Zealand? It’s because the order of ingredients is reversed, with the espresso being added to the hot water instead of the other way around.
So next time you’re in the mood for a bold and delicious coffee, give the Americano a try!