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What is a café Americano? It is made by adding hot water to an espresso shot. The water dilutes the espresso a bit, giving you the volume of a drip, but with an espresso taste. Read on to learn how to make the perfect tasting Americano yourself!


  • 1418 grams espresso coffee beans
  • hot or almost boiling water
  • espresso machine
  • scale
  • grinder
  • tamper


  1. Measure out your beans for a double shot. Grind them really fine.
  2. Tamp the beans, then put the portafilter into its spot on the machine.
  3. Make the espresso.
  4. Heat up the water to 70-76 degrees Celsius.
  5. Pour the espresso into the hot water, mix 1 part espresso to 2 parts water.
  • Prep Time: 2
  • Cook Time: 3
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 1 kcal

Keywords: American Drinks