An americano is an espresso drink that is made with hot water and espresso, it can sometimes be called a caffe Americano. It is made either with two or one shot of espresso, with varying ratios of water.
An Americano is basically just an espresso (usually a double shot) with hot water added to it. Adding the water dilutes the taste of the coffee, but also gives you a full mug – this is why it’s sometimes known as a Long Black too. However, with our handy guide on how to make an americano, you won’t even need a coffee machine!
I bet you never thought it’d be that simple, did you?
When the temperatures soar outside, just the thought of a hot coffee may make you break out into a sweat, but luckily, an Americano can be made iced too. Check out our guide below and find out how to make an Iced Americano at home, quickly and easily:
A spoon for stirring
And that’s how you make an Iced Americano at home! An Americano is wonderfully versatile and tastes totally delicious both hot and cold. Not to mention you can also have a play around with adding more/less water to find your sweet spot.