A long black
A long black

A long black is a style of coffee commonly found in Australia and New Zealand. It is similar to an Americano, but with a stronger aroma and taste.[1][2]

A long black is made by pouring a double-shot of espresso or ristretto over hot water. Typically about 100–120 milliliters (3.5–4 ounces) of water is used but the measurement is considered to be flexible to individual taste.[3] The smaller volume of water compared to an Americano is responsible for its stronger taste. Both retain the crema when brewed properly,[citation needed] though in the long black the crema will be more pronounced.

See also


  1. ^ "Why You Should Stop Drinking Long Blacks and Start Drinking Black Coffee". perth·coffee·project. Archived from the original on 26 April 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  2. ^ Rankin, Beth (2 March 2018). "LDU Brings Australian Coffee Culture to Fitzhugh Avenue". Dallas Observer. Retrieved 19 March 2018. Espresso is a big part of this menu. Try the long black ($3 to $3.50), a double shot of espresso over hot water, comparable to an Americano.
  3. ^ Holden, Matt (15 April 2014). "The perfect long black". Good Food. Retrieved 10 January 2019.