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.
How to Make a Caffè Americano
Bring water to a boil and pour into your mug.
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.
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.