How to Make an Americano | Perfect Coffee

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My name is Mike Jones, and I’m a barista at Third Rail Coffee right by Washington Square Park in New York City. I’m going to teach you some basic coffee-making skills.

I’m going to show you how to make an Americano. Americano is a really simple espresso drink. All it is is simply a shot of espresso and hot water. There are a few different ways you can go about assembling these two together. You can either just have the shot of espresso and add the hot water over that, which I think is an inferior way of doing it because it will break apart the espresso. What I like to do is just start off with a mug of hot water, pull the espresso, and then just pour it slowly over that. So I’m going to go ahead, pull that shot. So we have our espresso, we have the hot water—just pour that slowly over there. And easy as that, that’s an Americano.

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  1. senorproxemia
    May 27, 2016

    Shot+water= americano water+shot= lungo

  2. Andrey V
    June 13, 2016

    Whats the best temperature range for the water? I just made one at home at 190 F and it was a bit too hot

  3. kate harry
    June 22, 2016

    can i make it with aeropress ?

  4. Andy Tan
    June 26, 2016

    that is a long black

  5. Sani Murati
    August 7, 2016

    That's a long black coffee but still the same thing as Americano when u mix it

  6. Joe
    August 19, 2016

    why not just let the water run some more instead of making just an espresso and then adding hot water.

  7. Joe
    August 19, 2016

    this americano u just made, you ruined the crema. Proper americano has a nice thick crema.

  8. Ben Hunter
    September 10, 2016

    OK the fact that this is a long black aside… why didn't he just pull the espresso over the cup with hot water as apposed to pulling the shot into a separate espresso cup and then transferring it? Surely this is ruining the crema.

  9. Chuck Freeburg
    September 18, 2016

    Shot is how many ounces and how many ounces of water?

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    September 28, 2016

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  11. DJ SICK__BOY
    November 2, 2016

    soo americano is just an espreso !!!!! americano my ass

  12. Jaberwocky77
    November 25, 2016

    Should be called "How to Make a Long Black". You did not make an Americano. Thanks to misinformation like this, I now have to be the DB customer that asks for his Americano with the water in last.

  13. Ralfer -Lee
    November 28, 2016

    se inscreva se no meu canal eu retribuo

  14. erc dmr
    December 7, 2016

    is it espresso coffee or aroma filter coffee?

  15. Draylogic
    December 12, 2016

    This is a long black, not an Americano

  16. Fatima Navarro
    February 3, 2017

    He pressed it too hard though, it will taste bitter. (I'm a barista) the flow is supposed to be smoother.

  17. jegheterokjegheterok
    February 5, 2017

    Thank you so much for this series! I work in a cafe and this helped me out a lot.

  18. Mike Clarke
    February 11, 2017

    In the northwest U.S. you can get fantastic brewed coffee in Portland, Seattle and a few other towns.   But, like the rest of America, in most places even in the northwest, the brewed coffee is shit.     Unlike most places in America, in the northwest, every single rural shitty town has a gas station with an espresso bar.   Yes, they brew shit coffee, but you can get an Americano, which is a reasonable facsimile of half-way decent brewed coffee.    So, if you never step out of the hip city in America, you can spout of some crap about Americanos.  The rest of us have to live real lives.   I drink Americanos all of the time when I am on the road.

  19. PlanB
    February 15, 2017

    Mike is a hottie

  20. Mauro N
    April 13, 2017

    che merda

  21. rilec
    May 5, 2017

    Extra watery coffee has never been appealing to me.

  22. Online YouTube36
    May 18, 2017

    Nice coffee

  23. Greg Bennik
    June 16, 2017

    McDonald's is selling Americanos these days too!

  24. willzville1988
    July 10, 2017

    Every comment on this video just shows you the terrible nature of people watching youtube!
    1. Americano originates from GIs visiting Europe that wanted something closer to drip coffee, so it's just espresso with added water.
    2. Yes if you want to preserve the crema it's best to start with water and then have the espresso shot on top in the same cup.
    3. People saying an Americano should come with a double-bacon burger should know that I've been all over the world and increasingly most countries have become just as fat (if not fatter) than the American population, but at least America has the better food & money!
    4. Mentioning Islam and Trump is getting old, and yes it was annoying from the start.
    5. You guys all sound like you need to sip on a good cup of Americano!

  25. All about coffee
    August 8, 2017

    Great video.

  26. Felipe C Sandoval
    August 11, 2017

    Very Good !

  27. Jacob Wertin
    October 7, 2017

    he gets so serious when he sais its an inferior method

  28. Happy Amy
    October 9, 2017

    This is long black 🙂

  29. DONY #5
    October 26, 2017

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  30. OVI-Wan Kenobi
    December 18, 2017

    Just run a long shot of espresso, you don't need extra hot water.

  31. 1DJSkittles
    January 2, 2018

    Does he still work here

  32. francisco marcos andrade de oliveira
    January 2, 2018

    americano francisco marcos andrade de oliveira e marcos andrade de oliveira

  33. BUFF AF
    January 12, 2018

    who? mike jones

  34. BlackL-01
    January 27, 2018

    That's not coffee, that shit is water, learn how a coffee is made from italian people, IDIOTS

  35. Stephanie Anne
    January 29, 2018

    so… a long black

  36. Evan Wilkinson
    January 29, 2018

    i love the enthusiasm he has for life.

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