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  • [Better Americanos - A coffee hack…]

  • Today, we're gonna cover how you can make your Americanos taste way, way better.

  • This is actually a little hack that I posted before several years ago.

  • That video, sadly, now lost forever.

  • What do you need?

  • Well, you need an Americano and then you need two spoons.

  • So the basis of the hack is this: crema is beautiful but does not taste very good.

  • Now, I learnt this method from the guys at the Coffee Collective in Denmark in Copenhagen.

  • They taught it to me, and it was kind of a game changer for me.

  • All you're gonna do is you're gonna make an Americano.

  • Once the crema has all settled a little bit, you gonna get your two spoons and then scoop off the foam, the crema from the top of the Americano.

  • That's all you need to do, and it's gonna taste twice as good.

  • [Why does this work?]

  • Well, turns out, the crema looks amazing, but that foam tends to suspend tiny little pieces of coffee, and things that just taste quite bitter.

  • When you take them away, the whole drink gets less bitter.

  • You might ask if I don't want an Americano to taste like an Americano, why don't I just make a filter coffee?

  • That is a good question.

  • Sometimes you just don't have access to a filter coffee brewer, and you may have access to a home espresso machine.

  • [Two bonus tips.]

  • If you use a commercial machine, try tasting freshly heating water versus water straight from the spout.

  • At the most extreme, steam a pitcher of water hot and use that to make Americano.

  • The freshly heated water, so much better.

  • Second little bonus tip.

  • This works with an espresso.

  • You can scoop the creme off an espresso, and I think get sometimes a more complex, more vibrant espresso as a result.

  • Now, I'm not recommending that you start getting rid of the crema on the espresso you serve or drink at home, but I would recommend trying it at least once.

  • It is super delicious.

  • It's fun.

  • Go make better coffee.

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[Better Americanos - A coffee hack…]

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