A Red Eye coffee is a simple and effective way to add extra caffeine to your regular drip coffee. It’s made by combining drip coffee with a shot of espresso.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make a great Red Eye coffee:
Freshly brewed drip coffee (your regular brewed coffee)
1 shot of freshly brewed espresso
Optional: Sugar, milk, or cream for taste (to adjust the strength and flavor)
Drip coffee maker or your preferred method for making drip coffee
Espresso machine or Moka pot (for brewing espresso)
Coffee cup or mug
Step 1: Brew Drip Coffee
Start by brewing a fresh pot of drip coffee using your regular coffee maker or preferred method. Brew it to your desired strength and quantity.
Step 2: Brew Espresso
If you have an espresso machine: Prepare a shot of espresso using your espresso machine. The amount can vary depending on your preference, but a single shot is typical.
If you don’t have an espresso machine: Brew a shot of espresso using a Moka pot as described in previous instructions.
Step 3: Combine the Coffee and Espresso
In a coffee cup or mug, pour the freshly brewed drip coffee.
Add the shot of espresso to the coffee. The espresso should mix with the drip coffee, creating a more concentrated and robust coffee flavor.
Step 4: Customize Your Red Eye (Optional)
Taste the Red Eye and adjust it to your liking. If you prefer it sweeter or creamier, you can add sugar, milk, or cream to taste.
Stir to mix in any added ingredients.
Step 5: Serve and Enjoy
Your Red Eye coffee is ready to enjoy. It’s a great way to add an extra kick of caffeine to your regular coffee while maintaining a rich and bold flavor. Adjust the coffee-to-espresso ratio to your taste preferences, whether you prefer a milder or stronger Red Eye.