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Does this machine also make Caffè Americano?

Answered by Sanfam

Due to the lack of a steam wand/hot water arm on this machine, you won't be able to make a textbook Americano (a shot of espresso dilluted with plain water).  You can, however, program the machine to brew a long shot (totaling as much as 8oz), but that risks over-extraction.  An alternative solution would be to program one of the buttons of the machine to a shot of espresso, and set the other to brew the remaining 6-8oz, but instruct it to brew a blank shot (using preground mode without any ground coffee being put into the bypass doser)--This will result in plain water running through the spouts, effectively allowing you to brew an Americano the right way.

12-18-13 10:57AM
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