For visitors from America, the European espresso was too strong, so it was simply diluted with hot water to meet their taste.
How to prepare an Americano
The base of the Americano is a double espresso which is brewed in to a cappuccino cup.
1. Brew a double espresso into a cappuccino cup
2. Carefully add hot water. The water quantity is not really defined, but usually it takes four parts water on one part espresso.
For a double espresso (50ml) as the base, that would be the 200ml hot water
Of course, you can also use a single espresso as base and extend it with correspondingly less water
Coffee recommendation for the Americano
Basically, every coffee is "suitable" for a Americano, in order to satisfy the aim of a milder coffee experience with nevertheless intense taste, we would recommend the following coffees to start:
: a pleasant higharabica blend with a small amount of robusta.
: elegant, 100% Arabica blend from Padua
: Italian roast from Brescia which is also wonderful for a Americano.