Coffee – How to Make a Cafe Americano

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Barista Dale Roberts demonstrates how to make an Americano.

    Dale Roberts

    I have owned and operated The Java Shack in Arlington since April 1996. We have been awarded The Small Business of The Year, NOVA WWC Award, Human Services Coalition of NOVA Corporate Award, AOL City's Best, Washingtonian-Best COffeehouse, Channel 9 (WUSA TV9)- Best Cafe, Tails Magazine-Best Pet Friendly Cafe, along with many other awards.

    We pride ourselves in being an active partner in the community.  Making Arlington a great place to live, work and relax.

    We are also in the process of being certified the first Green Restaurant in the area.  We have always taken pride in helping preserve and proctect our planet.

    Hi my name is Dale Roberts I am with the Java Shack in Arlington, Virginia. Today I am showing you had a brew coffee beverages. Next, I will be showing you how to make an Americano. Taking your filter, we are going to put this Espresso in that we have browned. Tamping to about 50 pounds of pressure, pour the Espresso, it takes it once again about 25 seconds to pour the shots of the Espresso and Americano is equal parts of Espresso with hot water. The water that comes of the Espresso machine is approximately 190 degrees. The way you can do this at home is if you do not have a spout on your Espresso machine, just take boiling water. Let it soak for about a minute or two, that will just fine after the boiling point let it set for a minute or two. When it shuts, you are done, we will add water, so that we have equal parts of water to Espresso and this is the Americano. Next I will be showing you how to make a Cappucino.