café Americano

noun ca·fé Amer·i·cano \ ka-ˈfā-ə-ˌmer-ə-ˈkä-nō , 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

Origin and Etymology of café americano

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


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