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Swirly designs in the crema in a cup of Americano (photo by Journeyscoffee)
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History of the DrinkEdit

An Americano is an espresso-based drink designed to resemble coffee brewed in a drip filter, considered popular in the United States of America. This drink consists of a single or double-tasse cup. It is important to note, that an Americano is created by adding the water to an already extracted espresso, not by extracting extra water on espresso, such as Ethiopian or Sumatran origins[1].

While some state that the Americano was created in Europe to deride the 

How to Make an Americano Edit

  • ⅓ espresso
  • ⅔ water

See alsoEdit


  1. Kenneth Davids (2001). Coffee: A Guide to Buying, Brewing & Enjoying, 170. ISBN 031224665X.
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