café Americano

ca·​fé Amer·​i·​cano | \ ka-ˈfā-ə-ˌmer-ə-ˈkä-nō How to pronounce café Americano (audio) , kə- \
variants: or less commonly cafe Americano

Definition of café Americano

: coffee consisting of espresso diluted with hot water And what if food isn't involved—because, you know, Starbucks exists—but you're still alone together sipping your café Americano. Is that cool?— James Fell

First Known Use of café Americano

1943, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for café Americano

borrowed from Spanish café americano or Italian caffè americano, literally, "American coffee"

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“Café Americano.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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