Eye on Coffee: What are Coffee Eyes?
The term is used to describe certain drinks with a few variations. The name is rumored to come from flights across the USA overnight: so exhausting, you show up with red eyes.
Starbucks originally included this as a secret menu beverage. Now, there are many different ones around the country like dead and black eye. On the west coast, hammerhead. In Alaska, a sludge cup. Sometimes, coffee with a shot. Known as a strong drink for workers with long shifts, its comparable to a cold brew in strength.
Red Eye Coffee Drink: How To
Red eye coffee, the original, is made with a cup of drip with one shot of espresso on top. Some shops might go ahead with a double shot as is the standard espresso maker. Drank cold or hot, add milk and sugar to your liking on the side.
The exact recipe goes:
- 8 oz brewed coffee
- 1 espresso shot (30 ml or 1 oz)
- Added flavors to preference
Black Eye Coffee: What’s the Difference?
Ever since, other, even stronger kinds sprang up. They vary in the amount of espresso and caffeine. Black eye coffee has 2 espresso shots. Dead, or green eye, has 3. To try in combination with decaf coffee, its a lazy eye.
The flavor is like an Americano with a body and a half. Individual tastes are hard to tell as the dense caffeine content is the goal here. As a new drink of choice, different combinations can flavor in interesting ways. You might try a fruity drip with a chocolaty espresso. Research your coffee at home or ask a barista about their selection at the shop.