What Is Red Eye Coffee/Why Is It So Strong And How To Make It

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The flavors and brewing methods for espressos and espresso-based drinks are countless. Whatever flavor you wish to create is probably out there in the market and the cafes. One such excellent espresso-based drink is red eye coffee.

Espresso has a surprising range of different coffees, including espresso with milk, alcohol, water, plain espresso, and espresso with drip coffee.

As the name suggests, red-eye coffee is to cure your red eyes from a long, tired, and wakeful night. 

While many espresso-based milk coffees serve the purpose of pleasing you with delightful tastes, red-eye coffee was invented to provide you high jolts of energy, alertness, wakefulness, and heightened senses even after a tiring night.

Don’t confuse red-eye coffee drinks with red-eye beer! While red-eye beer uses beer, tomato juice, additional spices, and sauces, red-eye coffee uses coffee beans, drip coffee, and espresso shot/s. 

Both the drinks do serve the same purpose. Red-eye beer often deals with hungover after an alcoholic night, and red-eye coffee deals with sore and tiresome nights.

Let’s dig a little deeper and know how it energizes you, if it’s safe to drink, how it’s made, and many other similar queries about the famous American drink known as ‘The red-eye coffee.’

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What is Red eye coffee?

Red-eye coffee is brewed using a drip coffee machine and an espresso machine. Usually, it’s a blend of a standard-size drip coffee mug with one shot of espresso. However, some cafes may surprise you with two espresso shots in a cup after ordering red-eye coffee.

This tradition started to pace up when people started drinking two shots of espresso with their beverages. Most of the espresso-based drinks use two shots now for elevated flavor and energy. However, some old-school cafes will still offer you red-eye coffee with one shot of espresso.

Red-eye coffee was created to provide an extra caffeine boost to people suffering from a long night on the flight. It’s easier to brew red-eye coffee at home than to waste extra money on cafes.

If you haven’t already bought a drip coffee machine and an espresso machine, it’s time to make some healthy investments for your coffee culture and love. To brew red-eye, brew a mug of drip coffee and then add an espresso shot.

A drip coffee uses filters to extract out coffee beans’ flavor when presented with hot water. Drip coffee is a non-concentrated beverage with enough caffeine to give you a morning boost.

On the other hand, espresso shot is a concentrated brew and is dense with ½ of coffee extract and ½ of water. When both of these blend together, they create red-eye coffee.

Why is it called red-eye coffee?

Red-eye is the most common symptom of a long restless night, long flights, and lack of sleep. Red eyes are often called bloodshot eyes. After a long day, you will most certainly find a red web-like structure below your eye covers. This usually happens when you are very much tired and have had no sleep.

Red-eye coffee drink’s name was derived from a similar situation. Coffee was invented to cure red-eye symptoms and thus started being called red-eye coffee.

This first occurred in American flights when passengers were struck by tiredness, weakness, muscle ache, fatigue after a long flight of 12+- hours, from night until morning. 

Some people found it very tiring to spend the whole night on the flight and were unable to sleep during it. This resulted in sleepy passengers who had to checkout in the morning.

To keep them awake for the checkout and the rest of the day, passengers drank red-eye coffee. However, a single shot of espresso doesn’t have enough caffeine to fight off fatigue; but when it’s put in drip coffee, the caffeine content increases.

Red-eye coffee is rich in caffeine and holds 159mg-223mg, depending upon the shots poured in your coffee. 159mg of caffeine is more than enough to wake you up in the morning with alertness and mindfulness.

Red-eye coffee is known for its energy boost rather than the taste. Its purpose is to serve caffeine and cure fatigue, sleepiness, and red eyes. Red eye’s flavor profile can be very bitter and harsh given all the caffeine and no sugar.

The name’s credit is given to American flights and their long journeys, leading to bloodshot eyes, which further led to red-eye coffee’s creation.

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coffee cup and business strategy on wooden table

Origin of the red-eye coffee

Red-eye coffee is more prevalent in America than on the other side of the world. It’s believed that Red-eye coffee was introduced, invented, and enjoyed first by people who traveled from the west coast to New York.

Given a long time for the trip, these west coast travelers were tired, least to say. Inventing red-eye was the real treasure for these people. Truth be told, drip coffees are not caffeinated enough compared to espresso shots, but drinking back-to-back espresso shots isn’t good for your stomach either.

Thus, creating a blend of these two provided the simplicity of drip coffee and complexity of espresso shots with less acidic character, standard flavors, and more boldness to go with.

Red-eye is now gaining stardom worldwide, and you can find it anywhere around the world. However, different countries have different names for red-eye coffee. 

So, if you are in a foreign country and asked for brewed/drip coffee with a toppling of an espresso shot, they’d understand and give you precisely what you need.

Cafes might also tell you what they call red-eye coffee in their country; it could be a great conversation starter with your barista.

There are different variations:

Red-eye coffee drinks aren’t the only treasure when boarding a flight. People with high caffeine tolerance might not get affected by a single shot of espresso; they would need something more substantial and more violent with ample caffeine content.

If your caffeine tolerance is high, too, and a single espresso shot doesn’t make much of a difference, you can try dead-eye coffee and black eye coffee. Both are dangerously rich in caffeine, so don’t drink it before consulting your doctor.

People with caffeine sensitivity must not consume too much caffeine as it might affect their bodies negatively. Also, people with blood pressure should avoid or limit caffeine every day.

Dead-eye and black eye coffee will have more caffeine content compared to red-eye. So, drink it if your caffeine tolerance is high and you don’t easily get affected by it.

Please note: Individuals, including high-caffeine-tolerant people, must not consume more than 400mg of caffeine every day. It’s deadly and fatal with many side effects.

What is black-eye coffee?

Black-eye coffee has double the strength of red-eye coffee, given the double shots pulled for every brew. Yes, black-eye coffee is the blend between drip brew and double espresso shots.

It’s also known as the double shot in the dark. Black-eye coffee gained its popularity after red-eye didn’t satisfy high-caffeine-tolerant individuals. With additional flavor complexity and caffeine of double shots, the black-eye will punch with energy right in the face.

Two popular theories drove Black-eye coffee’s name. The first being its color.

Black eye coffee has the most pigmented color. It’s dark-brown to black with hints of crema floating at the top. Not only this, when you add two shots of espresso in a brew, they create a rim of black outline at the top of the mug.

That being said, black eye coffee’s name is also driven by the effect it leaves behind when finished. Individuals who drink black-eye coffee often feel the high surge of energy run throughout their bodies. 

Its experience is almost like someone punched them in the face to wake them up. The punch in the face justifies black black-eye and its origin.

Please note: People now serve red-eye with double shots, so make sure to let your barista know the number of espresso shots you’d like in the coffee. Black-eye is richer in taste, coffee’s complexity, acidity, and flavor profile.

Although caffeine works faster on your system, a black-eye coffee can take a while to show effects. The sudden surge of energy might disturb people unknowingly. So, drink black-eye coffee only if you can handle your beverage.

The caffeine content in black eyes is usually higher and might level upto 223-250mg. Studies suggest consuming coffee in a dosage of 100-200mg. Black-eye coffee crosses that limit and might disturb your brain’s functionality.

So, drink black-eye coffee only if you are tolerant of caffeine.

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What is dead-eye coffee?

Dead-eye is the triple power punch of red-eye. Unlike red-eye coffee drinks, dead-eye coffee has three shots of espresso in the brewed beverage. That is, you will be adding three shots of espresso to your drip coffee mug for high caffeine content. Dead-eye is the most robust coffee mug you will find in cafes, so make sure to do your research before ordering it for your sensitive stomach and brain.

Dead-eye coffee, also known as the triple-red-eye coffee, has 300+mg of caffeine. This is a high amount of caffeine to drink all at once. Even if you are ordering a dead-eye coffee, don’t consume 300mg all at once. Instead, you can store it for later.

Dead-eye got its name from the effects it gave to individuals. It’s so much caffeine that your body stops functioning for a couple of seconds before registering its administration. This stoppage/seizure gave the beverage its famous name-dead-eye coffee.

If you are consuming dead-eye for the day, it’s best not to consume other caffeinated beverages for the rest of the day. Any individual’s limit is 400mg of caffeine, and crossing that limit can lead to severe strokes, fatigue, addiction, overdose, etc.

It’s best not to choose dead-eye coffee if you are caffeine-sensitive. Starbucks creates a similar coffee called green-eye coffee with three shots of espresso. Although it’s not on the menu, you can order it on the counter.

What is the flavor profile of these “Eye” drinks?

The primary purpose of these drinks is to serve caffeine and high jolts of energy, but these ‘eye’ drinks can have a completely different flavor profile. Unlike other espresso-based beverages, you are not simply drinking one espresso shot, but two and three, accompanied by drip coffee; it’s bound to be different.

The flavor profile of every brew can depend on the coffee beans you chose and the brewing method you prefer. As for drip coffees, they are more diluted than espresso shots. Also, drip coffees use fine-to-medium grind size while brewing.

Drip coffee’s flavor profile: Since it’s not as concentrated as other beverages, the beverage will have a milder taste with a smooth and full body and be less bitter. The flavor profile will resemble the coffee beans you chose but less vividly than espressos.

Drip coffees are saturated through a filter paper that soaks most of the oils and coffee’s flavors. So, you will be tasting a mild, rich, balanced coffee with mute hints of acidity and bitterness.

On the other hand, espressos have a whole non-traditional way of brewing. For espressos, hot water is pressurized through the ground and extracted in a brief period of 25 seconds. This pressure, short extraction period, and the finest ground extracts the maximum flavors, oils, and texture from the coffee beans.

Espresso’s flavor profile: Espressos will be more concentrated, flavorful, rich, balanced, acidic, and dense than any other brew. It will bring out the best flavors of the coffee beans. It’s going to be more bitter than drip coffees, but the taste will be almost exotic.

When you combine drip coffee and espresso shots, the taste adjusts the flavor profile of both drinks. When espresso shots are mixed with drip coffees, they increase the texture, fluidity, and denseness of the coffee.

Similarly, drip coffee makes it easier for individuals to drink it without hitting your body with its intense complexity. As you must have heard, espresso shots are small (30ml/cup), but they are high on caffeine and density. Thus, drinking 2-3 espresso shots can relatively affect your stomach.

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The flavor profile of the Red-eye coffee drink

Red-eye coffee has a reasonably balanced body with less bitterness since it only has one shot of espresso. Expect your red-eye coffee to be dark, flavorful, rich, and dense. These flavor profiles can depend on the coffee beans you use.

It will be sweet and nutty when using medium roast but bitter and spicy when using dark roast. Your red-eye coffee will be more enhanced and flavorful than drip coffees. The crema also compliments its taste beautifully with acidity.

The flavor profile of Black-eye coffee drinks

Black-eye coffee will be more bitter, denser, and darker than red-eye coffee. It’s more complex and closer to the taste of espresso. You will find black-eye to be more mouthful than other brews. It would be very bitter, highly caffeinated, and highly dense.

Fair enough, it will resemble espresso’s flavor profile and give away sweeter, nutty, darker undertones depending on the roast and coffee beans you used. With two shots of espresso, expect a lot of crema in your coffee. If you are sensitive to acidity, avoid black coffee because there’s double cream in it.

The flavor profile of Dead-eye coffee drinks

Dead-eye coffee is going to be the strongest of them all. It will have three espresso shots, meaning three times the caffeine, three times the boldness, and three times the crema. 

This coffee is bound to be stronger, smoother, acidic, and full of complex flavors. Mind you, dead-eye stops the human system for a couple of seconds with its strong taste, caffeine, and crema. So, drink the brew in batches rather than all at once.

a grey mug with triple eye coffee in it after being brewed at home

Can you make them at home?

These ‘eye’ coffees are the easiest to brew at home if you have already mastered the art of brewing espresso. There’s a lot of science that goes behind a single espresso shot, and it takes time to master your skills.

To answer yes, you can brew red-eye, black-eye, and dead-eye coffee at home. These ‘eye’ drinks have the most simple recipes.

To brew ‘eye’ hot/iced beverages:

  • Grind your beans medium for drip coffee. Unless you prefer a fine grind for filtered coffee, please note: Fine grind size will extract more flavors than medium. Also, a metal filter is safer and allows oils to reach your brew, giving your mild coffee an acidic profile.
  • Once you grind for drip coffee, turn on the auto-drip brewer and allow it to brew the whole carafe. Carafes usually brew in 10 minutes.
  • In the meantime, grind your beans for the espresso shot. It should be a fine grind to extract most flavors out.
  • To perfect your espresso shot, find the correct settings in your machine. The ideal setting for the shot is Temperature: 190-205 degrees Fahrenheit, Extraction period: 25 seconds, Pressure: 9-Bars.
  • Once both the brews are ready, pour one cup of drip coffee in your mug when it’s still hot. Cold coffees go bitter and stale. Pour the espresso shot right after pulling it because hot espresso tastes delicious. Crema evaporates when left to be cold.
  • For red-eye coffee: pour one shot; for black-eye coffee- pour two shots; for dead-eye coffee: pour three shots.

If you want iced ‘eye’ coffee, pour the drink into a glass full of ice cubes. Auto-drip coffee machines aren’t the only way to brew drip coffees. If you don’t have a drip machine yet, you can consistently brew with Chemex, Hario v60, and other manual apparatus.

Similarly, you can brew espresso with semi-automatic espresso machines or advanced fully- and super-automatic espresso machines. If you haven’t invested in an espresso machine yet, you can always use manual Moka pots to brew espresso shots.

Moka pots brew dense coffee denser than drip coffees, but they don’t equate to espressos. So, you might use Moka pots, but the best results can only be attained with an actual espresso machine with bar pressure.

How much caffeine is in red-eye, black-eye, and dead-eye coffee?

Caffeine is a natural stimulating drug that affects your central nervous system by blocking sleep and releasing dopamine. It charges your body with jolts of energy even after a tiring day. This may depend on individuals and their ability to consume caffeine.

Caffeine has many health benefits, including unhealthy weight loss, killing off cancerous cells, preventing type-2 Diabetes, increasing dopamine for ADHD patients, increases working hours, etc.

Unfortunately, caffeine also has many side effects when drunk too much. Caffeine should be consumed upto 400mg every day in dosage. Too much caffeine can be fatally damaging; it leads to addiction, tolerance, no after-effect, and withdrawal symptoms.

Thus, it’s essential to consume caffeine in limited quantities. All the ‘eye’ drinks have double the amount of caffeine a casual drink will have because it’s added with additional shots of espresso.

So, consume a single ‘eye’ drink/day to keep your caffeine intake in check.

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The caffeine content in red-eye coffee

Red-eye coffee has the least amount of caffeine among the three since you only add a single shot of espresso. Although espressos are concentrated and pressurized, they still have less amount of caffeine compared to other drinks.

Red-eye coffee is made of drip coffee and one espresso shot. Every different brewing method has a different ratio of caffeine in it.

  • Drip coffees (8oz): 95-170mg of caffeine depending on the coffee beans and saturation. If you saturate coffee grounds for longer, they will extract more content. Usually, the standard caffeine content in cafes is 95mg in every 8oz of the mug.
  • French press(8oz): 90-130mg caffeine
  • Percolated and Turkish coffee: 200-250mg caffeine.
  • Espresso shot(one ounce/29ml): 64mg of caffeine.

Let’s conclude you brewed medium-dark roasted Arabica beans. The less-concentrated version of the drink will have 95mg of caffeine.

Caffeine in drip coffee: 95mg+Caffeine in espresso shots: 64mg= 159mg of caffeine.

The average caffeine content of red-eye coffee is 150-223mg, depending on the brewing method you preferred for drip coffee. 150mg per dosage is considered safe and healthy.

Caffeine in content in black-eye coffee

The second deadliest drink with double espresso shots is a black-eye coffee drink. Black-eye coffee can use drip/filtered, french press, aero press, Chemex, etc., to brew the first mug.

  • The caffeine content of drip coffee can range between 95-250mg (250 for Turkish coffee)
  • The caffeine content of espresso shots: 64mg per shot. So, 128mg caffeine in two espresso shots.

Caffeine in drip coffee: 95mg+one espresso shot: 64mg+one espresso shot: 64mg=223mg.

The average caffeine content in black-eye can range between 223-300mg (Drip coffee’s content varies with every different brewing method. 200mg+ caffeine is too much for a single dosage unless you have a high tolerance towards caffeine.

It’s best to split your black-eye drink in half dosage to not get adversely affected by it. Try to choose the least-caffeinated drip coffee for your beverage.

The caffeine content in Dead-eye coffee

Lastly, triple red-eye coffee drinks are the scariest of them all. First, its taste will be too complex for some individuals, and second, the caffeine content is too much and can put your system on seizure.

Depending on the drip coffee you brew and the coffee beans you chose, the caffeine content of crip coffee can range between 95-250mg.

Dead-eye coffee is made with three espresso shots, and the caffeine content of these shots is close to 192mg of caffeine.

Caffeine in drip coffee: 95mg+one shot of espresso: 64mg+another shot of espresso: 64mg+third shot of espresso: 64mg= 287mg of caffeine!

However, the average content of dead-eye can further increase depending on the drip coffee you chose to use. It can lie anywhere between 290-350mg or sometimes even more.

Avoid heavy-caffeinated drinks like these if you are sensitive to caffeine. Even without sensitivity, it’s best not to consume caffeine in such a quantity. Split your drinks in half and finish with intervals.

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Is it dangerous to drink this much caffeine at one time?

The answer can depend on various possibilities: Your caffeine tolerance, caffeine sensitivity, health record, medical history, current medicines you are consuming, sleep schedule, etc.

Universally, a dosage of 100mg-150mg is usually considered safe for individuals. Anything above this limit can have immediate effects on your body, and other future side-effects may compile as well.

Red-eye coffee is usually considered safe, but black-eye and dead-eye must be monitored and consulted with your doctor before consuming, given their high-caffeine content.

Make sure to use drip coffee methods that don’t allow more than 95-150mg of caffeine while brewing. This will ensure that you are not consuming too much caffeine in red-eye and black-eye coffee. With dead-eye coffee, you are bound to consume 300mg caffeine per dosage which exceeds the standard limit.

If you have developed a tolerance against caffeine, it’s best to quit caffeine for a while to reduce your patience.

Health dangers of consuming too much caffeine:

  • Regular consumption of caffeine in high quantities soon starts to build caffeine tolerance. Your body stops getting affected by caffeine and soon starts showing withdrawal symptoms.
  • Withdrawal symptoms may include sleepiness, anxiety, hyperventilation, longing, depression, etc. Also, withdrawal symptoms may lead to caffeine addiction. After these symptoms occur, individuals start to consume caffeine to get rid of these symptoms.
  • A high dosage of caffeine brings many health risks, including high blood pressure, psychological changes, dehydration, etc.
  • Consuming 500mg caffeine all at once can lead to a fatal overdose.

If you are consuming ‘eye’ coffee, it’s best to take a single mug of coffee the whole day. You shouldn’t supplement additional espresso shots or cups of drip coffee after consuming either of the ‘eye’ coffee.

If the caffeine content in drip coffee isn’t above 95mg, you can consume additional cups of drip coffee with low caffeine. If possible, avoid black and dead-eye coffee at all costs unless necessary.

What will you feel like after drinking these coffees?

These will make you feel energized, artful, alarmed, and boosting. With these ‘eye’ coffees, caffeine will give you an unexpected surge of energy, dopamine boost, and alertness.

Different individuals might have different responses towards these ‘eye’ coffee. First of all, these ‘eye’ beverages are strong! So, before feeling the caffeine kick, you will be introduced to a crazy range of flavor profiles.

If you are used to drinking espresso-milk-based beverages, prepare yourself for something too strong. Red-eye might not affect regular coffee drinkers because 159mg of caffeine is usually customary to consume.

Someone with caffeine sensitivity might be hit with the most robust energy surge and wakefulness than others. People who drink less coffee will have more potent effects compared to people who are heavy drinkers.

tiles spelling out energy in reference to the amount of caffeine in a dead eye.

Red-eye coffee’s effect:

Red-eye coffee will give you a standard surge of energy, not too strong and not too mild. It will keep you awake after a long ride, eventful night, throughout the working session without hyperventilation or fast heartbeats. You will experience slightly influenced breathing and increased heartbeats but in a healthy way.

Red-eye coffee might not affect individuals who have built tolerance against it or have been genetically immune to it.

People with caffeine sensitivity might confuse its after-effect, and the energy surge may introduce them to sudden exaggeration. They will feel the dopamine levels more evidently than other people.

100mg+ stays in your system and keeps it awake for 5-6 hours.

Black-eye coffee’s effect on individuals:

Black-eye coffee will have an advanced effect on people even with high caffeine tolerance because 250mg of caffeine at once is a high dosage for anyone. 200mg of caffeine has a half-life of 5-6 hours, and it continues until 10-12 hours.

Caffeine Tolerant individuals might experience its effect for a shorter duration compared to caffeine-sensitive people. As the name suggests, you will feel a potent punch of wakefulness after consuming black-eye coffee. 

It will have more enhanced effects than red-eye coffee but not different, only elevated. You will be awake for more than 10 hours after consuming black-eye coffee with alert senses and heightened energy.

Dead-eye coffee’s effect:

It will seize your system for a couple of minutes with the highest surge of energy! Caffeine usually kicks in after about 45 minutes, but expect dead-eye to affect you right after consuming it.

Dead-eye coffee is scary and might keep you awake for more than the hours you expected. Since it contains 300-400mg+ content, you might experience hyperventilation, restlessness, anxiety.

These symptoms usually occur when you can’t handle your caffeine content. Even with high tolerance, dead-eye leaves you with heightened alertness for hours! Its effect may lead to adverse side-effects depending on the individual.

Can you order red-eye, black-eye, or dead-eye at Starbucks?

Yes, you can order all three varieties of ‘eye’ coffees at Starbucks. However, you might not find the three varieties in the menus (both online and offline). If you call in and walk in Starbucks and describe your beverage, you are most certainly going to get ‘eye’ coffee.

Since the names red-eye, black-eye, and dead-eye coffees aren’t famous in many continents and countries, describing your brew is more accessible in such cafes. Describing these ‘eye’ coffee varieties isn’t tough either. Simply order drip coffee with shots of espresso, and they’d get it for you!

Starbucks has a particular name for dead-eye, which is called specialty green-eye coffee. It’s one of the most robust beverages all around. Starbucks has been known for its high-caffeine content for a long time now.

Although green-eye coffee is dead-eye coffee, its caffeine content can surpass the dead-eye’s caffeine content. Starbucks offers both hot and iced versions of the brew.

What is a Starbucks green-eye coffee?

As discussed, dead-eye coffee is profoundly known as green-eye coffee at Starbucks. Although you might not find secret green-eye coffee in the menu, it’s present in the not-so-secret secret menu of Starbucks.

You can order a green-eye coffee at the counter directly or describe the drink to the barista. It’s the ultimate caffeine specialty at Starbucks. A quick recipe for green-eye coffee at Starbucks: A drip coffee (8oz) topped with THREE shots of espresso.

It’s advised not to order green-eye coffee at Starbucks, given its risk of high caffeine content. An average/homemade dead-eye will have 300-350mg caffeine, but Starbucks ‘ green-eye coffee can have 400mg+ caffeine in one dosage.

If you are a profound Starbucks lover, it’s best to order green-eye and drink it in dosage. You can divide the beverages into two equal portions. Each of the portions will still have 200mg+ caffeine.

Starbucks offers both the varieties of beverages: Hot ‘eye’ coffees and iced ‘eye’ coffees.

The different names of ‘eye’ coffee varieties by geographical area

‘Red-eye coffee’ and its variants aren’t famous all around the US and may be referred to as something different than these names: red-eye, black-eye, and dead-eye coffee.

Not just worldwide, but different countries and states have other names for the same beverage. 

For example, red-eye coffee is called ‘drip with espresso’ at Starbucks. In fact, red-eye coffee is not even a popular/known name at Starbucks. Some baristas might acknowledge the name, but other customers are pretty oblivious to its existence.

Some famous names of red-eye coffee or its variants are:

  • Shot in the dark: A famous name recognized in the pacific northwest. Pacific Northwest is a geographical region covering the northwest corner of the United States and the southern part of Canada. Northern California, Oregon, western Montana lie in this region. ‘Black-eye coffee’ is referred to as ‘double shots in the dark.’
  • Train wreck: Specifically in Northern California.
  • Hammerhead: Popular name used for red-eye in most of the cafes.
  • Oil spill: Ulysses, Kansas (The US)
  • Mondo: Northern, the eastern coast

Conclusion

For an early morning project submission, completing extra hours at work, or boarding a flight at night, red-eye coffees and their variants can keep you up with healthy alertness and dopamine boost.

This energy can fasten your creativity, working hours, increase your brain’s capacity, floor you with new ideas, and charm you with motivation. Despite the high beat, you mustn’t indulge in overconsumption. ‘Eye’ coffees are popular hot/iced caffeine beverages; caffeine is a drug, and it should be limited at all costs. 

Once you regulate your caffeine intake, you will not need to face caffeine tolerance, addiction, and other dangerous side effects. Surprising inputs of coffee throughout the week are healthy. Don’t consume coffee every day, especially a black-eye or dead-eye, if you can develop tolerance faster.

If you haven’t bought an espresso machine and drip coffee machine, now is the time to experience and surf the wide variety of espresso, ‘eye’ coffees, and coffee beans!