I always thought that it was a 50/50 ratio? Ron Kyle Anderson SC rnkyle
Just thinking about the difference in Americanos and I got to wondering. What size shot and how many ounces of water? homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
"What size shot and how many ounces of water?" John, I use enough hot water to satisfy the taste of each person -- different amount of resulting Americano for different people. Also different size of cup. I add our standard "double shot" amount of coffee, that is 1.5 oz of coffee in 25 to 28 seconds. Which brings another question: How do you measure the amount of coffee for an espresso double-shot? For some time now, I use 17g of coffee per doubles hot. However, 17g of some ground coffee does not fill the 58mm basket, 17g of other coffee overfills it. For many beans, 17g is the perfect amount of coffee for the finger-level/lightly tamp/gently hit/tamp/polish method. I thought that using constant weight of coffee beans is better for consistency, but perhaps I am wrong? Regards, Lubos homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Lubos, I use a 2 ounce shot with 5 ounces of water for our Americanos - but that's just what I settled on - haven't seen any standard - but their must be one. (looks like a Greek sentence doesn't it :o) My SM5K does the dosing for me dependant upon the setting of the cup size dial. But I have a sense about it that says it doesn't add much for a 2 ounce over a 1 ounce. I've been saying for about a year now that I'm going to weigh the pucks when its finished. I guess I'll get at that. John
I pull a double espresso and add about 8 ounces of water for my Americanos, tastes about the strength of regularly French Pressed coffee, but much better flavor. Dan homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
From About Coffee & Tea: AMERICANO Definition: A gourmet cup of coffee, made by pouring one or two shots of espresso into a cup of hot water. The crema from the espresso will float on top From A Seattle Lexicon; lingo from a far corner: Americano: Also known as a Caffe Americano. An espresso diluted with hot water, ideal for the lactose-intolerant. Americano Misto: An Americano with steamed milk, at least at Starbucks. Similar to a latte without the foam (a Foamless), except that steamed milk and hot water are added half-and-half (rather than just steamed milk). I've always seen it made with an espresso shot (single or double) into a cup of water. But if you like the way your making it - then your making it right!
<Snip> Americanos, <Snip> Ditto, here. It must be right. Two out of two 'Dans' agree. ;) Dan homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Oh, no. Not nearly that strong. The term is suppossed to come from when the Americans invaded Italy during WWII. They didn't like espresso, so the baristas diluted a shot with hot water to make a regular strength cup of Joe. My guess is that the original Americano was a single shot in a cappuccino cup (6.5 oz.) filled with water.
I have a duplicate basket into which I put my beans. The correlation of the amount of whole beans to the same beans roasted is just about spot on. If I fill to the rim, the grounds will go up to the rim.... This usually, though not always, translates to about 18 grams for a 1 1/2 oz drink...The type of bean affects it not.... Ciao, Angelo <Snip> homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
What would lactose tolerance have to do with Americanos, unless the meaning is that hot water replaces milk?
Jack, Being lactose intolerant I would think your thinking was correct. However I never thought of it like that - I just do it to create a smooth drink when my stomach isn't ready for an Espresso. John
Yes, just that. It is the only espresso drink that doesn't use milk, a no-no for lactose intolerant people. Dan <Snip> meaning <Snip> made <Snip> a <Snip> cup <Snip> about <Snip> finished. <Snip> For <Snip> some <Snip> overfills <Snip> homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Is that like being cherry pie & Blue Bell intolerant? I noticed this morning that my scale is reporting it's still with me after the feast Thursday!
Well - put like that - I guess I'm intolerant of lots of things :O)