WHAT IS A LONG ESPRESSO? SHOULD YOU GIVE IT A SHOT?
Welcome. Are you looking for something new to try or are you someone that always keeps ordering the same coffee at your favorite place? Why won’t you try something you’ve never tried before? Take a (long espresso) shot at it?
Have you ever heard of the long espresso? Also known as a long black, lungo. Are you still in doubt about taking that shot at the long espresso and hesitating to buy one?
Read this post to make that decision, trust us, it’s worth a try.
WHAT IS A LONG ESPRESSO?
A long espresso is, as the name suggests, an espresso that’s doesn’t contain the same power as Italian espresso. The espresso is shot longer, this means that there will be more water sent through the espresso grounds and it takes double the amount of time to do so.
Because there’s more water involved, the ratio of espresso-to-water changes, the beverage is less strong, but still strong and comes in a higher quantity.
WHERE DOES THE NAME LONG ESPRESSO COME FROM?
We all know that the motherland of espresso is Italy, in Europe. There, it comes from the Italian word “lungo”, which stands for “long”. People also call this coffee a lungo coffee or just a lungo.
The Italians call it a caffè lungo. This drink is also called a long shot espresso.
HOW IS A LONG ESPRESSO CALLED?
Frequently used synonyms for a long espresso are a lungo, espresso lungo, or a long shot espresso. It’s also called a long black.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LUNGO AND AMERICANO?
A lungo uses a lot of water that’s pushed through the grounds and lowers the amount of espresso compared to the amount of water. An americano is a drink that is also espresso-based and uses a small amount of water for extraction. After this process, the water is added on top of your espresso, while with a lungo it’s added in the brewing process.
Americanos are for people who favor a less strong variant of the espresso. People who want a stronger coffee, favor the lungo or the classic espresso of course. People who want it even stronger will go for a ristretto. A ristretto packs more power than a classic espresso and a lungo.
HOW TO MAKE A LUNGO?
Preparing a lungo isn’t that hard, since it’s an espresso variant. You just use the double amount of water and wait a bit longer as it takes more time because of the extra volume that’s shot through the espresso coffee grounds.
Here we refer to a youtube video from Scoff about making a caffè Lungo. It’s an older video but still captures the essence.
There are long and short espressos. What is a long espresso? A long espresso, also known as a long black or lungo, has more water than an Americano or shot of espresso. It can be made using any type of coffee beans but it will have a stronger taste and flavor profile than the shorter types of espressos. The long espresso is not only popular in Europe but around the world for its rich taste with less caffeine content.
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WHAT IS A LONG SHOT OF ESPRESSO?
A Long shot of espresso is based on espresso and uses about 2x the amount of water when compared to classic Italian espresso. This results in a less strong espresso but a higher volume of coffee. It’s also called a long black, long shot, caffè lungo or lungo espresso.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SHORT AND LONG ESPRESSO?
Time and volume of water. A long shot espresso contains about 2 times more water than’s shot through the espresso coffee grounds and thus needs about 2 times more time to complete. The result is a larger volume of coffee, which’s less strong than a short espresso.
DO LONG ESPRESSO SHOTS HAVE MORE CAFFEINE?
Yes. Caffeine is released when it comes in contact with water. The longer the contact with water, the higher the probability that caffeine is extracted. That’s why an espresso (short) has a smaller amount of caffeine than a long shot of espresso.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A LONG ESPRESSO AND A DOUBLE ESPRESSO?
Time and amount of espresso. A long shot takes about double the time because of the double amount of water that’s shot through the grounds. A double shot is about shooting the same amount of water through more grounds.
Enjoy your coffee!