What is an Americano?

What is an Americano?

Whether you’re an espresso enthusiast or are new to the espresso scene, we know it can be tricky to remember the subtle differences between espresso drinks. We’ve got your back. Keep reading to find out the answer to one of our most frequently asked questions: “what is an Americano?”

Did you know that Dunkin’ offers a handcrafted espresso experience? That’s right, you can enjoy terrific espresso at a great value, delivered at the speed of Dunkin’. When it comes to espresso, our high-quality Arabica beans are dark roasted, then freshly and finely ground. The espresso is then brewed by forcing hot water through the grounds at high pressure. This delivers the rich, smooth taste of an espresso shot.

Then, to create a Hot Americano, a bold drink with an espresso-forward flavor, we combine two shots of Dunkin’ espresso with hot water. For a refreshing Iced Americano, the espresso is combined with cold water and poured over ice. Espresso tastes about four to six times stronger than regular coffee, so enjoying it with water creates a balanced, full-bodied beverage that will keep you runnin’. You can also customize your Americano just the way you like it with your choice of dairy, flavor and sweetener.  

Now you may be wondering, “what’s the difference between an Americano, and a Latte, Macchiato and Cappuccino?” Check out our blog post on the differences between our espresso drinks here.

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