I used to get really confused when I would watch people pay full coffee price and receive this tiny little cup.
A cup of espresso. I also thought until this very moment that is was pronounced “eXpresso”, I am not lying. Anyway, I was educated in this little cup of coffee phenomenon just this past Sunday. “Americano’s” are pretty popular in Korea. Turns out, an Americano is actually the amount of coffee that is in this adorable cup, and then 3/4 hot water.
Why water it down when you can drink the real thing in one shot? For the taste? For the satisfaction of holding a big cup?
I know I don’t have the answers. I don’t drink coffee. I just had that one cup, that one time.