How to make an americano
The Barista Pro™ puts the power to create your own third wave specialty coffee at your fingertips. You can use it to make all your favorite coffee drinks, from espresso to cappuccino, lattes, and more. In this video, a professional barista guides you step by step through the process of creating a classic coffee beverage, the Americano. After grinding your coffee to your particular taste, tamp the coffee and trim the dose for a perfect extraction. Next, insert the portafilter into the group head and lock it into position. Set your coffee cup under the hot water outlet. Now, rotate the steam dial to the hot water position. This causes hot water to pour into your cup. Allow it to continue until you have the desired amount of water. Be sure to leave sufficient room for the espresso! Finally, push the 'Brew' button to brew either a single or a double cup of espresso to combine with the hot water, completing your Americano. Play with the ratio of hot water to espresso to discover your ideal blend.