How to Make an Americano | Perfect Coffee

How to Make an Americano | Perfect Coffee

July 28, 2019 100 By William Morgan


My name is Mike Jones, and I’m a barista at
Third Rail Coffee right by Washington Square Park in New York City. I’m going to teach you some basic coffee-making
skills. I’m going to show you how to make an Americano. Americano is a really simple espresso drink. All it is is simply a shot of espresso and
hot water. There are a few different ways you can go
about assembling these two together. You can either just have the shot of espresso
and add the hot water over that, which I think is an inferior way of doing it because it
will break apart the espresso. What I like to do is just start off with a
mug of hot water, pull the espresso, and then just pour it slowly over that. So I’m going to go ahead, pull that shot. So we have our espresso, we have the hot water—just
pour that slowly over there. And easy as that, that’s an Americano.