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glass mug full of americano

Classic Americano

An Americano that's just like the one you can get at your local coffee shop.
4.80 from 5 votes
Prep Time 4 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 1


  • Espresso machine


  • 18-21 g freshly roasted coffee finely ground
  • 120-150 ml water hot


  • Brew a double shot of espresso using an espresso machine
  • Pour the hot water into a mug
  • Pour the double shot of espresso over the hot water
  • Enjoy!


1 part espresso to 2 parts water is a good rule of thumb to follow, but you can always add more or less water for a milder or stronger Americano.