The Americano

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There are many different types of coffee out there. With different beans, blends and qualities, you can already find a ton of flavours in your cup. The next decision is what kind of coffee should you be drinking? From spiced lattes through to macchiato style brews, there’s a whole ton of choice. However, one of our favourites has to be the humble americano. This is concocted from a shot of espresso with hot water poured over the top to make it into a longer drink. Why do we love this simple drink so much in the face of so many more milky options?

The Flavour

If you’re a serious coffee fan then you simply can’t help but appreciate the americano. This drink allows you to sumptuously savour all the aromatic tones, hints and nuances that have been fully developed during the growing process of the bean. Purists everywhere agree that there’s no better way to experience the full taste sensation of coffee.

Low Fat

There are very few calories in an americano, which makes it a great choice if you’re on a diet or trying to lose weight. All you’re looking at in terms of energy consumption is the espresso and water, which is next to nothing. Many people who take up this drink on a diet like it so much that they soon make it their regular coffee shop squeeze.

Hot and Strong

The americano is a powerful coffee. If you’re looking to get a good wake-up call in the morning, especially on a cold day, its blend of heat and caffeine is enough to get even the most tired eyes into the game. Some people out there find it a little too boiling to get on with straight away, but if this is the case you can always take the temperature down a few notches with a shot or two of cold water.


With so many of today’s coffee types requiring a least a little dash of milk, sometimes it’s nice to get away from cow juice. With lattes and cappuccinos you can often feel a little bogged down by all the dairy mixed with your coffee, so it’s a real pleasure to be able to have something a little less heavy, especially with a meal or in the early afternoon.

Whatever kind of coffee you drink, you want to be sure to make it Freshpac. With a ton of different blends and varieties available through our online store, whether you go for an americano, or something a whole lot more silky and milky, you’ll find the perfect beans or ground coffee to suit your palate.