Take espresso, add some hot water and you have an Americano, a wonderful espresso version of the classic drip coffee.
How to make an Americano at home?
It’s so easy. Americano is literally a shot of espresso + hot water. And, you can put them together in two different ways.
I like to keep my recipes super simple & traditional, so I usually pull out a double espresso shot and then I just fill the rest of the mug with hot water. If you want your Americano to have that nice crema on top – and just a little more flavor & body, start off with a cup of hot water and than add espresso. This coffee is also known as Long black coffee.
You can try out both of these versions and just use the one that you like more.
you will need:
1 double espresso shot – 2 ounces
6 ounces hot water
Pull out 1 double espresso shot into the 8 oz mug. If it’s easier, use a shot glass then transfer the espresso into a larger cup. Then, just fill the rest of the mug with hot water.
Have fun! xo