I mostly drink Americano's at my favorite coffee roaster, Kaladi Brothers Coffee, ( barista's take a two week training before they are allowed to pull shots for customers ) but occasionally i get a Stretched Lungo. ( French Press Exclusively at home )
The link will educate you as to the particulars of the Lungo.
Both lungos and Americanos are made using an espresso machine and
water. Which makes you ask ‘Is a lungo an Americano?’. The method of
making both these coffees sounds the same, but there is a big
difference. When you make a lungo, all of the water is brewed and it
generally comes out shorter than an Americano.
When you make an Americano you add the water after the espresso has
been pulled from the espresso machine. Americanos also usually come in
larger cups so you can add as much water as you like to the coffee.
Lungos should be served in a slightly smaller cup because you don’t
need to add any water after making it. But if you really like, no one
will probably judge you if you do!
Both coffees are made with ground coffee and roughly the same amount
of water. So you’d expect them to taste the same right? Wrong. Adding
the water after the espresso has been pulled gives you a weaker
flavored coffee. Having the water pass through the ground coffee
granules, as they do in a Lungo, gives you a much stronger flavored
coffee. Great for those of you who like a strong dark coffee to kick
start your day!