The story goes that it was created in America by an Italian barista who was serving espresso-based coffees, but when a customer asked for a long black coffee, the barista improvised and created this drink. When asked what it was, he called it an Americano.
Single or double shot of espresso
Topped up with hot water
Sugar to taste
- It is typically served in a medium sized cup and is simply made by using a shot or two of espresso and topping it up with hot water.
- Add sugar to taste.