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A drink of espresso diluted with hot water.
- ‘My favourites are the Americano (a long espresso) and the Moccachino, which is a milkier version of a cappuccino.’
- ‘Their Americano coffee is okay by me.’
- ‘Don't know what they were up to in the kitchen, but the Americano and capuccino coffees were not derived from the same stuff as the espresso.’
- ‘I popped into the new coffee shop I spoke of a few days back and was served with a highly mediocre cup of sludgy end-of-day coffee masquerading as an Americano.’
- ‘After my third grande Americano of the morning, I inevitably begin to contemplate the connection.’
- ‘Happiness is a decent Americano with a toasted ham and goats cheese panini over a copy of the Independent on Sunday.’
- ‘It can't be difficult, espresso plus hot water equals Americano.’
- ‘He looked back to the price list on the wall, where it said Americano, 20 oz, $1.95.’
- ‘Leaving aside Dublin airport, where else can you find a top-class Americano and a tasty chocolate muffin, after which you contentedly fly away?’
- ‘Served cold or as chacau haa, hot chocolate, this was the basic cacao beverage-the espresso equivalent of an Americano.’
- ‘My favourites are cappuccino, cafe latte, Americano and the very strong macchiato - all at a basic 95p price.’
- ‘The following morning, after a breakfast of banana pancakes and Americano coffee, I joined a group of six western women heading off to work in the nearby fields.’
- ‘Having ordered Americanos (what we usually drink) we found that Americano in Manchester must mean something different to what it means in Sheffield.’
- ‘Yesterday started off well with a Grande Americano from Cafe Nero in Edinburgh and didn't get much better.’
- ‘I sat for a good long time over my skinny Grande Americano, sipping the strongly restorative liquid and watching the world go by as Graham went about his errands.’
- ‘I got an iced medium vanilla Americano.’
- ‘I went down there daily for a Large Americano, i.e., espresso dumped in a broth of coffee and water.’
- ‘And he introduced me to the joys of the Americano: a drink I took to so much that I've had to lay off the coffee completely!’
- ‘I had a Tall Americano and a plain bagel with cottage cheese at the cafe for my lunch, and was greatly satisfied with it.’
- ‘Can you get me a triple-shot Americano, please?’
American Spanish, literally American (coffee).
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