Long black

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A long black is a style of coffee, most commonly found in Australia, New Zealand, United States, Malaysia, Singapore and Brazil. It is now becoming available in the UK, predominantly in London due the growth of Australian owned cafes in the city.

A long black is made by pouring a double-shot of espresso or ristretto over hot water (usually the water is also heated by the espresso machine).[1] A long black is the same as an Americano, which is made by pouring a double-shot of espresso or ristretto over hot water (usually the water is also heated by the espresso machine).; both retain the crema when brewed properly.

The order in which a long black/americano is made (water first, espresso second) is important—reversing the steps will destroy the crema from the espresso shot.

Long black is an Australasian synonym for an Americano. [2] [3]

Short black is an Australasian synonym for the basic espresso, and flat white is also another term of Antipodean origin.

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