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Lungo

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Definition: A “long” pull (extraction) of espresso made with the same amount of finely ground coffee and twice the water of a normal shot. A single serving is about 2 ounces.

It may sound similar to a Caffé Americano, but its unique processing results in a different flavor. It has a less strong taste (because it is made with more water), but it also has more bitterness (because the extraction process takes longer and pulls more bitterness out of the grounds).

Try it to understand how extraction impacts flavor, or for a pungent, bitter and slightly-larger-than-normal shot.
Pronunciation: loon-goh

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