How To Brew a Great Long Black Coffee

The long black coffee has one of the most fascinating origin stories under its belt. During World War 2, when the American soldiers demanded large black coffees in Italian cafes, the native espressos proved too strong for their palate. The baristas instead served them with a mug of hot water and espresso, giving life to the americano or the café americano. When the Americano reached Australia, this drink was customized into the long black, a stronger drink that is creamy, full-flavoured with undisturbed crema and nuances of espresso.

The Best Long Black Coffee Recipe

The long black coffee is an espresso-based drink just like the americano and the ingredients for making the two are the same: espresso and hot water. That being said, the difference between the two lies in their preparation. We would also suggest you use light or medium roasted Arabica coffee for this recipe as it is perfect for this decoction.

Step 1: Getting Your Measurements Correct

Though you need just the two ingredients for this brew, you must get the measurements right to get the right cuppa. The typical ratio is ¾ water to ¼ espresso. We suggest you use approximately 100-120 ml of water per shot of espresso for your joe. 

Step 2: Preparing the Cup

The next step is to prepare your cup of java. Bring your water to a temperature of 91 degrees Celsius or 195 degrees Fahrenheit. Extract a couple of fresh shots of espressos into a cup and pour the heated water into it. 

And that’s it. You have got yourself a beautiful, deeply nuanced, black long coffee. You can enjoy it right away as you prepare it or you can also throw in a couple of ice cubes and have yourself an iced long black coffee.

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The Flavour Profile

This signature brew from down under is a diluted double-shot espresso. The right ratio of coffee to water in this gently diluted drink results in the presence of all the pleasant components of espresso with just enough dilution to provide clarity.

The long black is meant to give the drinker an experience to savour. Buying quality, top-notch ingredients is the best way to enjoy this specialty coffee. Our Karadykan Estate is a medium roasted 100% Arabica coffee blend that will charm your mood with the wafting scents of old-school bakeries with every sip you take. A perfect choice for your long black. You could also head over to our website and buy coffee online to explore the wide range of exquisite coffee flavours we offer.