From what I understand that Americano is a black coffee without sugar or any other sweetener. So, what if I ask Barista to make me Americano with sugar? Is it still an Americano?
The way I look at it, what you add into coffee doesn't change the "type" of coffee. The act of adding sugar to something doesn't change the type.
- Drip coffee refers to coffee made by dripping water over grinds
- Espresso is water and pressure and fine grind coffee
- Americano refers to coffee made by adding hot water to an espresso
- Cappuccino refers to coffee made by adding steamed milk to an espresso
Adding sugar to any of these drinks doesn't change what type of drink it is. A coffee snob might say that the "traditional" method is have it black, no sweetener but that doesn't make sense. I get americano's and sometimes get it with milk and sometimes with sweetener.