This Black Eye Will Wake You All The Way Up (And Then Some)


by Kevin Newsum September 21, 2018

Hollywood has done a fine job of drilling the coffee stereotype into our minds...you've seen it: a customer saunters into the diner, throws a couple of quarters onto the counter...and a cup of plain joe comes sliding into frame.

Occasionally, there's pie involved. 

And the "black, no sugar" request is the tough guy order...essentially a coffee version of "straight, no chaser." But the character in this scene doesn't know the truth...that as strong as black coffee can be, it's training wheels compared to The Black Eye.

One Black Eye Should Last All Day

Here are the facts: the Black Eye is a cup of standard drip coffee, either iced or hot, with a double shot of espresso. The rumor is that the name is derived from how the coffee appears from above when you add the espresso shots into the standard drip, but it may also have something to do with the idea that drinking one of these is a little like getting "clocked" - there's a metric ton of caffeine in here, and you're going to feel it. 

The Black Eye is a step up in intensity from the Red Eye / Depth Charge, a cup of drip coffee with a single espresso shot added, and the Red Eye comes out swinging at 250-400 mg of caffeine per serving. So you can imagine the verve adding another espresso shot brings to the party. 

But How Does It Taste?

The taste typically varies according to preference of the roast you make it with, but we're going to go with "strong" - and in the end, anyone stepping into the ring with a Black Eye likely isn't doing so to savor the flavor. This is all about the intense jolt you'll see from inside the cup.

Stands to reason that one should consume carefully. 

How To Make A Black Eye

  • Pour one cup of your favorite coffee into your favorite mug
  • Add one bottle Steamm Espresso into the center of the cup (contains two shots - note the color difference...or 'Black Eye')
  • Brace For Impact

If you're still not deterred, craft your own Black Eye for less. Use discount code BLACKEYE and we'll cover shipping on your next order. 

 




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