TIL a popular tale about the origin of the americano coffee drink is that American GIs stationed in Italy during WWII found espressos too bitter and cappuccinos too heavy compared to dip-brewed coffee from back home, so Italian baristas topped the espresso with hot water to make it more palatable

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