Caffè Americano beverage on counter

CAFFÈ AMERICANO RECIPE

MAKES ONE 12-OZ SERVING

Caffè Americano is an Italian interpretation of “American coffee” that swaps out milk with hot water for a simple espresso drink that has become a staple at our cafés. Learn how to make the Starbucks classic at home, all it takes is two ingredients and a steady pour.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

INGREDIENTS

How to Make a Caffè Americano

STEP ONE

Bring water to a boil and pour into your mug.

STEP TWO

Prepare 2 shots of espresso.

 

• We recommend brewing Starbucks® Espresso Roast via an espresso machine. If you don’t have an espresso machine, you can use a stove-top moka pot to make espresso-like coffee. To learn more, read our stove-pot moka pot guide here.

 

• You can also brew Starbucks® Espresso Roast by Nespresso® capsules for authentic café-style espresso.

STEP THREE

Slowly pour your 2 shots of espresso into the water and enjoy.

Did You Know?

For an Americano, it’s best to pour the shot of espresso on top of the hot water to avoid breaking up the beautiful crema with your boiling water.

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