Originally Posted by HORNS
An Americana is watered down espresso. Also, brewed coffee has more caffeine than espresso.
Yes, an Americano
(while we're being anal, I'll correct you) is technically watered-down espresso, but drip coffee is essentially the same thing -- you take a coarse grind of beans and slowly pour water over it so the water picks up a just hint of the flavor. And I'm well aware that brewed coffee has more espresso, because you tend to drink 8-16oz of it...not 1-2.