the Americano: History, Espresso Shots & More Posted on February 19, 2021February 19, 2021 by Mike What is an Americano? On this edition of CoffeeShop Vibes, Mike takes a look a the popular coffeehouse drink. How many shots of espresso are in an Americano? How do specialty coffeeshops make an Americano? The history of the Americano?