How to order coffee in France:

Café Américain

"Je voudrais un café américain, s'il vous plait."

1 Espresso Shot + 2 Fl. Oz. Hot Water

The “café américain” is a popular drink only among tourists. It can be made with a shot of espresso, but is more commonly prepared using filtered coffee. This is why it is also called “café filtre”. But don’t get too excited, because filter coffee is not typically re-filled like in US!