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Many espresso-based drinks use milk, but not the café Americano – or simply 'Americano'. The drink also uses espresso but is infused with hot water instead of milk. The result is a coffee beverage that has the same strength of drip coffee but with a different flavor.

If you wanted to make this drink at work, you don't need an office coffee machine , quite simply all you need to make your own Americano is:

  • Espresso
  • Hot water

Stark Insider has a very straightforward instruction for preparation:

  • Step 1. Get a latte or coffee mug ready.
  • Step 2. Put a 3oz-shot of espresso into a separate glass.
  • Step 3. Pour 3oz of hot water into the mug you intend to drink from.
  • Step 4.                                                                                                                                                                              Add the espresso shot into the mug