How To Make Iced Americano With Staresso

Americano or American Coffee is one of the most popular coffee beverages. Unlike espresso, Americano provides a soft coffee experience. If you are thinking espresso is too strong for you, then you could consider Caffè Americano. Not only does it remains abundant coffee flavor (bitterness, sourness), but also it is a long drink, you could enjoy the coffee moment for a long while.

The Story behind Americano

That’s a quite funny one. Though uncertain of its authority, here is the story. Way back to World War Ⅱ, American soldiers stationed in Italy found the Italian espresso was too strong to drink, thus they decided to add water to dilute it. The outcome was surprisingly good! The strong coffee flavor still remains and it’s easier for people to accept it. After this, they named this Americano! By now you could commonly see American Coffee in every Café.

Americano or Long Black?
Here is a tricky one and most people won’t notice this subtle difference. The subtle sequence of putting water or espresso at first could cause various tastes.

Obviously long black has more crema than Americano. It's simply because long black would pour the espresso on the water, while Americano would do the contrary way. For the flavor, long black tastes stronger since espresso would slowly combine with water, while Americano tastes fresh. 

Left: Americano Right: Long Black

How To Make Golden Espresso with Staresso

  • Prewarm the coffee maker
  • Add 7-10 g ground coffee / coffee capsules into the coffee basket
  • Pour 50-80 ml hot water into the water chamber
  • Start pressing the plunger
  • Now you have 25-30 ml Golden Espresso! 
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