What Is Black Eye Coffee? Here's Everything You Need To Know
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A black eye is a cup of coffee that has two extra shots of espresso added to it. As you can expect, it's a strong cup of coffee, which is where the name originates. A red eye is a cup of coffee that has been made with one shot of espresso. It's ideal for a hard night of studying that can leave you with red eyes or an insomniac red-eye flight. Black eye coffee is like a  punch to the face which is more eye-opening because it contains much more caffeine. The espresso coffee's name refers to the appearance it takes on after being poured over freshly brewed coffee. Some people believe that it's because drinking feels like getting punched in the face.

This beverage is highly potent and contains a lot of caffeine. It is suggested that people who are sensitive to caffeine in any way stay away from this beverage.

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Students, professionals, and those attempting to be extremely productive and function on little sleep all love the black eye. A cup of black eye coffee is quite likely to contain more than 500 mg of caffeine per serving, despite the fact that the caffeine concentration of coffee varies according to the bean, the roasting, and the brewing procedure. Caffeine should not be consumed in excess of 400 mg per day. Consequently, it is advisable to use caution when taking black-eye coffees, especially if other caffeine-containing beverages are also being consumed during the day. Thus, you can probably guess how much caffeine is in a black-eye coffee. And if you really want to stretch your imagination, there is also the concept of a green eye coffee, also referred to as a dead-eye. This concoction is coffee with three shots of espresso. The black eye coffee definitely has a powerful flavour. Yet it all relies on the choices you make. Although you can change it to taste lighter or heavier, the majority of people drink it for the caffeine rush.


  • 1/2 tsp coffee beans
  • 1 tsp coffee beans finely ground
  • 1/2 cup  filtered water
  • Milk and sugar optional


  • In a coffee pot, add filtered water and heat until it boils. You can also use a French press, pour-over and kettle to boil.
  • To obtain a smooth consistency, stir the coffee with hot water. Put it aside. 
  • Then add the double espresso shot.
  • You may also add milk and sugar.
  • Enjoy this black eye coffee!