How To Make Americano in 3 Easy Steps          

What is Americano coffee? How to make it easily at home?

Americano Coffee Recipe

Millions of people getting ready for their day, with a shot of espresso or iced latte from a local coffee shop. There are hundreds of coffee options for coffee lovers, cappuccino, latte with flavors such as caramel or vanilla, mocha, cold brew, espresso, and many varieties. Each one of them has its fans that cannot get through a day without drinking them. There is also a perfect option for those who want to enjoy a full cup of pure coffee without any additives such as sugar, milk, or cream. It is called Caffè Americano, as most of us call “Americano”.

What is the best coffee for Americano? What is the easiest Americano recipe? How can you make a perfect Americano at home?

Follow the article to find out the answers and more!

Caffè Americano

Espresso is too bitter for some people. Plus, some other coffee drinkers even believe that espresso does not provide some joyful minutes of coffee because it is only a shot. On the other hand, some other coffee drinkers believe that popular coffee drinks such as latte or macchiato are too creamy and the milk in the coffee changes the flavor. Americano is the best alternative between these options. A mild taste of coffee without any extra flavors.

What is an Americano? What makes an Americano special?!

Americano is a delicious cup of espresso and hot water. Adding hot water to Americano makes the bitter and bold taste of coffee milder. Plus, add to the amount of coffee in your cup! When you order Americano, you can expect an average sized cup of shot of espresso and hot water. But, the Americano recipe is not very common in Italy. In fact, if you order Americano in the cafes of Italy, you may probably get filtered coffee.

americano coffee recipe

The reasons that make Americano popular are:

  • It is simple to make Americano.
  • It expands the time of enjoying a cup of coffee.
  • It doesn’t need milk or cream.
  • The equipment and recipe are so easy.

Americano coffee Recipe at home

So, after all these compliments about this American style coffee, let’s check out how you can brew Americano at home better than coffee shops. It takes only about 3-4 minutes to make a tasty Americano. Here is the Americano recipe in 3 easy steps:


  • A shot of espresso (you can use double shots of espresso if you want)
  • Boiling water
  • Your favorite mug


  1. Brew the espresso. (if you have an espresso machine, turn on the coffee maker earlier. Or, if you don’t have a manual espresso maker, grind the fresh coffee beans and then start brewing the coffee)
  2. Heat the water. (the amount of water depends on the size of your coffee mug)
  3. Pour the espresso and boiling water into the cup. Enjoy!

Americano coffee Ratio

The general coffee and water ratio in Americano is about 2:1 heated water to coffee. However, every person can make it different according to their preferences. If you like a denser form and stronger taste, you better add less water. On the other hand, if you prefer a milder taste, add more water to the coffee.

a cup of americano with a slice of cake


Adding boiling water to the espresso will change the form of espresso. But, if you add espresso to the hot water, you’ll also save the creamy and foamy structure of coffee.

how to make americano at home without a machine?

do not assume that for getting a shot of espresso, you need to spend a lot of budgets to get a fancy coffee machine. Instead, you can use Aeropress or Moka pot to make rich espresso. If you get the right coffee beans and follow the brewing instructions properly, there is nothing to worry about.

Can you make an Americano with regular coffee?

The main reason that makes Americano coffee different from brewed coffee is the type of coffee used in making them. Americano is made with one or two shots of espresso and hot water. But regular coffee is all about brewed coffee made with drip coffee style.

two people around table drinking americano coffee

Americano with instant coffee

Can you make Americano with instant coffee? As a coffee expert, the answer definitely not!

However, some people tend to make iced Americano using instant coffee instead of espresso. You can give it a try, but do NOT expect the same quality and joy as the traditional Americano recipe.

Do you like Americano? Share your opinion with us in the comments!

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If you're a coffee fanatic who enjoys the first sip of coffee every day, you understand the magical power of good coffee beans. I've been crazy about coffee for a quite long time, and I truly enjoy learning about different types of coffee and all the facts about caffeine. So, I decided to share my experience with you to help you choose coffee beans like a pro and find your favorite type of coffee. Hope you enjoy!

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