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What Is Black Eye Coffee?

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If you are finding that your regular coffee isn’t cutting it anymore, you might want to consider adding a Black Eye Coffee into your routine. This unique coffee drink can provide you with the extra caffeine boost you need, whether it’s for studying or for the gym.

To most people, coffee is vital to their morning (or nighttime) routine. It’s what helps them stay alert and awake. But how far are you willing to go in order to stay alert and awake? Boosting caffeine intake is popular among students and people that wake up early to exercise, it has also increased now that people are working from home.

Similar to the Red Eye Coffee, there are no real flavor benefits from this drink, it is purely for a caffeine kick and an energy boost. But be aware, the more caffeine intake you have, the harder you might crash after. You might be wondering what is Red Eye Coffee, it is the same thing but with one espresso shot.

What Is a Black Eye Coffee?

Black Eye Coffee is a regular coffee with two shots of espresso added It can contain up to 400 milligrams of caffeine depending on the coffee used and is said that the espresso shot added to the drip coffee creates an eye-like black ring, thus the name Black Eye coffee. 

Black Eye Coffee is also referred to as a Double Shot in the Dark

If you are someone that already finds a regular coffee too strong, then this definitely is not the drink for you. You can try a Red Eye Coffee, which only contains one extra shot of espresso, but it can still be very strong.

This coffee is guaranteed to give you a caffeine kick for a couple of hours, which can increase your alertness and focus for studying or other tasks. It’s not recommended to drink this before bed as it will likely keep you up. Be careful on your caffeine intake too, as it could lead to anxiety, insomnia, and getting the jitters.

How Much Caffeine is in a Black Eye Coffee?

Black Eye Coffee can contain up to 400 milligrams of caffeine if you use strong coffee. The daily recommended intake for caffeine is also 400 milligrams. The normal caffeine content is around 250 milligrams but is dependent on the type of coffee used. 

Black Eye Coffee is a really strong coffee drink that it’s not for the faint of heart, literally and figuratively speaking. The caffeine content of Black eye coffee starts at around 221 milligrams with a regular coffee. That consists of  95 milligrams in your coffee and 126 milligrams of espresso shots. 

If you use a stronger coffee such as Death Wish Coffee where a 100ml can contain 205 milligrams, then you can be looking at nearly 400 milligrams of caffeine. But combining 2 espresso shots with one of the world’s strongest coffee drinks is not wise. This is the daily recommended amount for adults, so be cautious if you also consume more coffee throughout the day.

You can also try the Dead Eye coffee, which contains three shots of espresso instead of two.



How Do You Make Black Eye Coffee?

To make Black Eye Coffee all you need to do is get a coffee and then add two espresso shots. It’s a coffee on coffee drink. You don’t have to use a particular type of coffee brewing method, it can even be a regular coffee from your coffee maker.

Simply create your regular coffee first, then you can create two espressos, add them to your drink and give it a stir. You might find the coffee taste a bit overpowering, so it could be a good idea to add milk, cream, sugar, syrup, or other flavorings. 

As mentioned before, Black Eye coffee is not made for the taste, it’s made for the caffeine kick, so don’t expect to be blown away. 

Where Can You Get Black Eye Coffee?

If you don’t want to make a Black Eye Coffee at home, you can order one at any coffee shop or chain. Most baristas should know what a Black Eye is, but in case they don’t, just ask for a regular Americano with two shots of espresso. 

The Final Sip

The next time you need to do an all-nighter or just need a powerful caffeine boost, then you should definitely make a Black Eye Coffee. Be mindful of the amount of caffeine you consume in a day. It would also be recommended to try a Red Eye coffee first to see if you can handle the caffeine. 



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