Red Eye Coffee recipe

A Popular Red Eye Coffee Recipe – 7 Steps in 10 Minutes

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A Red Eye Coffee packs a powerful caffeine punch by combining a full cup of coffee with a shot of rich, concentrated espresso. This simple yet strong coffee drink can be customized to your liking and made easily at home before rushing out the door in the morning.

Equipment You’ll Need

  • Coffee maker
  • Espresso machine or stovetop moka pot
  • Large coffee mug

Brew Coffee and Espresso

  • Brew 1 cup coffee using your preferred method
  • Pull a single 1-1.5 oz espresso shot
  • Brew both simultaneously to ensure freshness

Assemble the Red Eye

  • Pour hot brewed coffee into mug
  • Add freshly pulled espresso shot
  • Stir gently to incorporate

Red Eye Coffee Recipe



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A Popular Red Eye Coffee Recipe =)


  • 1 cup hot brewed coffee

  • 1 shot of espresso

  • Sugar or sweetener (Optional)

  • Milk or cream (Optional)


  • Prepare 1 cup of hot brewed coffee using your preferred brewing method (drip, French press, etc.).

  • Prepare a shot of espresso using an espresso machine or stovetop espresso maker at the same time.

  • Pour the hot brewed coffee into a large mug.

  • Add the shot of espresso to the mug full of brewed coffee.

  • If desired, add sugar or sweetener to taste. Stir well to dissolve.

  • If desired, add milk or cream to the mug and stir.

  • Enjoy your Red Eye Coffee while it's still hot.

How to Make a Red Eye Coffee?

Notes for You:

  • The Red Eye Coffee is known for its strong and bold flavor.
  • Red Eye Coffee is a convenient and speedy beverage to prepare.
  • Read More About Red Eye Coffee

Customize to Taste

  • Add sugar or sweetener while coffee is hot
  • Splash in milk, cream or non-dairy milk to mellow flavor
  • Top with whipped cream and cinnamon for an indulgent treat

Enjoy black for the strongest tasteWith just a few ingredients, you can make this high-octane coffee drink at home full of rich flavor to jumpstart your day.

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