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Preparing Americano coffee

Hussein Baghdadi
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What do I need? do I need the "Espresso Machine"?
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Stephan van Hulst
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No, you just let some hot water run in a cup and you're done.
Hussein Baghdadi
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Even if there is no coffee in the cup?
Hussein Baghdadi
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Any preferred espresso brand for Americano?
Stephan van Hulst
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Yeah, it's funny, it tastes very similar to Budweiser.
Stephan van Hulst
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In seriousness though, yes you would need an espresso machine. I imagine that there is instant espresso available, but I doubt that it's going to be good enough to enjoy the authentic taste of various styles of coffee.

Most electric espresso machines are able to brew a lot of the standard styles with a simple touch of a button.
 
 
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