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Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
1 Jul 2009 /  #1
A fairly recent innovation (last several years) is somthing called kawa Americano or amerykańska served at Polish cafés. However, it is usually tastier than what you get at most eateries in the US. How did the Americano name come about?
ragtime27 1 | 146  
1 Jul 2009 /  #2
As far as know it's filter coffee.(weak coffee)
PKNYC - | 4  
14 Jul 2009 /  #3
I think it comes from Italy... thats where I saw it first. and Americano sounds Italian. I think it's watered down esspresso.
johnkelleran - | 9  
1 Oct 2009 /  #4
Yes, it's a long shot of espresso. Essentially over brewing the espresso to dilute the strength.
Barney 15 | 1,476  
1 Oct 2009 /  #5
I drink americano it is a weak expresso. In many parts of Spain you get an expresso in a tall glass and hot water on the side to dilute to your taste. I have always assumed the name was related to America simply to differentiate it from Turkish coffee.
johnkelleran - | 9  
1 Oct 2009 /  #6
Americano is made from an espresso drink and Turkish can be made simply with hot water and very finely ground coffee. This method of coffee making is very popular in Poland, although the newer generation prefers not to have the thick sludge left in the bottom of their cups. Both Americano and Turkish can be great is made with good, freshly roasted coffee. I'm drinking a tasty cup made from a French Press now. (made from very coarse ground coffee)
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
9 Oct 2009 /  #7
Po turecku is a misnomer, because the real Turkish coffee is made in a special long-handled pot and the ground cofee and water (often suagr added) comes to a boil. What Poles call po turecku is simply steeped coffee that is never cooked.
Dice 15 | 452  
29 Oct 2009 /  #8
I don't know what do you mean by "Americano" coffe but here in the States we have a few different styles and ways to brew coffee.

Drip coffee - probably most popular, medium roasted, usually brewed with a "drip coffee maker". Is this what you mean by "Americano" coffee Polonus? BTW, a cup of drip coffee hes 2 times more caffeine then a shot of espresso.

Espresso - (not "expresso") - dark roasted, 2 oz. shots, popular in warmer weather states. You make latte out of espresso.

French press - Uses same type of coffee as in drip coffee, but uses a press system for brewing.

In some Arabic and Turkish restaurants you can buy Turkish Coffee, which is not filtered at all, light roast and fine grain. (nasty stuff!)

It's time to finish my coffee now. :)

This is what you get from drinking Turkish Coffee: lol
polkamaniac 1 | 482  
29 Oct 2009 /  #9
I wouldn't touch that cofee with a ten foot pole.Tim Hortons cofee is the only one for me.It's addictive
catsoldier 62 | 595  
29 Oct 2009 /  #10
Tim Hortons cofee is the only one for me

Tim Horton's coffee may be ok but I don't like the doughnuts.
ShawnH 8 | 1,507  
29 Oct 2009 /  #11
They were better before they all became pre-baked, and finished off in the store. Aaah, the good old days.
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
30 Oct 2009 /  #12
Dice -- Nice photos! But you forgot the Italian stove-top espresso pot, you know that silvery aluminium ones that have had the same classic design for generations. Make great coffee except you don't get the 'crema' (creamy froth) that a café-style espresso machine produces.

BTW I was puzzled why in recent years Polish café had started using the Italian/Spanish term Americano rather than po amerykańsku.
Cardno85 31 | 976  
31 Oct 2009 /  #13
Drip coffee - probably most popular, medium roasted, usually brewed with a "drip coffee maker". Is this what you mean by "Americano" coffee Polonus? BTW, a cup of drip coffee hes 2 times more caffeine then a shot of espresso.

When I think of american coffee I normally think of this drip (or filter) coffee. However a lot of places in Europe don't have a filter coffee machine and so the Americano was born. It is, as has been said, a watered down espresso. I have always been taught that, for best effect, you should put the hot water in the cup first, followed by the espresso...not sure why, but it does seem to taste more filter coffee like.
2 Nov 2009 /  #14
Here's the difference. Cafe Americano is esspresso added to hot water. Not just weak coffee.

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