Espresso Coffee Menu: Americano
An Americano is a double shot of espresso extracted into a standard cappuccino cup and filled with 1/3rd hot water. By adding espresso to hot water you preserve the body and rich taste of the coffee without burning it and destroying the crema.
Remove the double handle from the group head and knock out the spent coffee cake into the knockbox.
Place the empty handle under the grinder/doser and make two complete pull – no more, no less.
Tamp the coffee. Hold the group handle in your weaker hand, tamp with your writing hand. As you tamp give the handle a good hard twist left to right to ensure a solid pack.
Wipe the excess grounds from the rim of the filter.
Refit the handle to the group head and brew the espresso into a standard cup.
Step Six: Add 1/3rd hot water to the espresso.