I have "searched" with the keyword "coffee", but not found this topic before.
Having visited Barcelona on two occasions, I am embarrassed to admit not being able to order a coffee drink in either Castilian or Catalan.
My preferred morning coffee is equal parts of espresso and hot water. This differs from an "Americano" by the smaller amount of water which is my preference. In some instances, if I order "Americano", then I am served terribly diluted coffee.
Will someone please suggest an appropriate way to request this drink? Sometimes espresso, while very very good, is too intense for me.