An americano coffee in a glass mug


What is a cafĂ© 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!

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword americano recipe
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 1 kcal


  • 14-18 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 160-170 degrees Fahrenheit.

  5. Pour the espresso into the hot water, mix 1 part espresso to 2 parts water.

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