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Tango0102 Jan 2019 12:46 p.m. PST

"Have you ever wondered why every Italian style coffee house now sells something they call an Americano? For most people, that's just the name of standard brew made in a coffee machine. But the origins of the Americano go back to the Second World War.

When American GIs were stationed in Italy during WWII they were better off than some of their companions as far as getting a decent cup of coffee went. While rationing and shortages hit most of Europe and the US, these soldiers were stationed in the most coffee-loving nation in Europe….."
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