Find out the recipe of an Americano and how it is brewed with your machine.
The recipe of an Americano and how it is brewed
When you select Americano, the machine first brews an espresso and after that dispenses hot water via the coffee spout. It is based on the well-known recipe, which states that the Americano coffee is made by adding hot water to the espresso.
The origin of the name "Americano".
This recipe comes from a popular belief that during World War II American soldiers found the Italian espresso too strong and therefore developed a habit of adding hot water to this drink. This way of preparing coffee grew into a custom which quickly spread throughout North America and Europe. Since that time, coffee made by adding hot water to espresso is called Americano.