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    Adding milk to Americanos

    Whats your take on putting milk in americanos? I have been looked down on at some more "refined" coffee shops for doing this!

    I get that if you like milk with your espresso, a latte would seem like the way to go. And I do like lattes, but I also like my americanos with milk in them!!


    I demand rights!

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    The Americano starts out as an espresso, then hot water is added to make it similar to regular drip coffee. Millions of people add milk to their coffee. There is nothing wrong with it. I'm not sure what you mean when you describe some coffee shops as "refined" (snobish?). If they were totally "refined," they wouldn't be making Americano's in the first place.
    Last edited by PinkRose; 02-24-2015 at 06:06 PM.

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    some people would call it snobish. I would describe it as being particular. lol

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    how's that commercial go??? " have it your way!" We have some coffee snob shops here that will not serve your drink in anything but porcelain cups. Don't even think about getting an espresso to go!!
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    When ordering/drinking Caffè Americano it'll be straight black with no room. Simply as the others commented on, drink it the way one prefers to drink their Americano whether it be with milk/cream/soy/etc.

    Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeeguys View Post
    Whats your take on putting milk in americanos? I have been looked down on at some more "refined" coffee shops for doing this!

    I get that if you like milk with your espresso, a latte would seem like the way to go. And I do like lattes, but I also like my americanos with milk in them!!


    I demand rights!
    You got your rights for sure. Just curious. How much milk do you add? If it is quite a bit, do you froth it first to keep the coffee drink warm?
    Because an Americano would be adding hot water. I agree with above comments.
    I try a number of different ways to prepare coffee, when I am near an espresso machine. As they say, "whatever floats your boat!"

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    Try to make sure the Barista adds hot water (this is usually from the pressurised main boiler and very hot) to the cup first when making an Americano coffee, this reduces the temperature by several degrees as the cup is always cooler. Espresso then added afterwards and the oils float back to the top. It looks better and the aroma from the crema is better too. Get it right and the customer should question if it is a black coffee as it will look like a white one...
    Doing it the other way around means that the crema of the espresso is hit by the hot water and this has a detrimental effect on the oils - "coffee boiled is coffee spoiled" - definitely the wrong way.
    If you like milk or cream added to an Americano then go for it, don't let some poncy Barista tell you how you like your drinks!

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    I think it depends on a person's mood...it definitely depends on mine. But by all means, do as you wish with your cup of brew.

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    The internet is absolutely amazing. I was just having the same concern. There's even a healthy discussion about it. Love it. I'll keep adding a drop of milk to my americanos. Because that's just how I like it. Thanks for your encouragement.

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    milk in coffee

    Quote Originally Posted by coffeeguys View Post
    Whats your take on putting milk in americanos? I have been looked down on at some more "refined" coffee shops for doing this!

    I get that if you like milk with your espresso, a latte would seem like the way to go. And I do like lattes, but I also like my americanos with milk in them!!


    I demand rights!
    Actually it depends person to person taste but i m adding a small amount of milk

 

 
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