How Many Shots of Espresso Are in a Cafe Americano?

In a Starbucks Cafe Americano, there is one shot of espresso. This drink contains 225 milligrams of caffeine and 15 calories.

A Cafe Americano is the American version of European coffee, which is espresso. It is made by adding more water to a shot of espresso, creating a strong, yet watered-down version of the beverage. This causes the coffee to take up more room in the cup, making it 'American-sized.'

A Cafe Americano is rich in caffeine but offers little in the way of nutrition. It has three grams of carbs and no fat, sodium, cholesterol or sugar. This drink provides 2 percent of the recommended daily allowance of calcium, based on a 2,000 calorie diet.