What is coffee lungo?
Have you heard someone recently about that delicious lungo they had? But you had no idea what it is and if you ever drank it? Then you've come to the right place. As coffee sellers, we feel like the experts and we like to make you an expert too, so read on quickly.
There isn't actually one. There are so many different shapes and sizes that no coffee can be considered the standard. It is true that black coffee is the most drunk type of coffee in the Netherlands. And the lungo is another form of black coffee. Anyway, then the question arises: "which form of black coffee is the 'standard'?". Even drinking coffee is complicated ;).
What is a lungo?
Lungo is an Italian word whose Dutch translation already reveals a lot about the type of coffee. That translation is long. The lungo is, as it were, a long brewed espresso. It contains the same amount of coffee but on average with twice the amount of water (so also use a larger cup). Due to the longer lead time, the coffee is more bitter and contains more caffeine. After all, there is more time for the components of the coffee to be absorbed into the water.
Difference americano and lungo
If you order a regular coffee in the Netherlands, you often get an americano or a lungo. But what is the difference between the two? A lungo is stronger and more bitter in taste. The name says it all, the americano is a favorite of many Americans. While for some Dutch people this can be a bit too mild.
Conclusion: If you like the unique bitter taste of coffee, try the lungo!
Would you like to know more about coffee? Then take a look at our Knowledge base page about coffee
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