When it comes to cafe beverages, the menu can be overwhelming. From lattes to cortados, each beverage has a name that you may have heard before, but had no idea what it meant. In this class, we’ll learn a few of those terms and explain what exactly they mean.

First up, the Red Eye.

Red Eye: Coffee + Espresso
A Red Eye is a drink that consists of brewed coffee topped with a shot of espresso. Before double shots became the standard espresso pull, a Red Eye usually contained one shot while a “Black Eye” had two shots. If you order a Red Eye at La Colombe, it comes with two shots of espresso. Exactly what you need to roll right on past a sleepless night into the next day.

*Pro-tip: Cool down and perk up by getting an iced Red Eye!

If you want the same caffeine content, try our Pure Black—or grab the beans that make these drinks possible. We use Corsica for our drip coffee and Nizza for espresso.

What other coffee terms would you like to see defined? Let us know in the comments or tell us on social: @LaColombeCoffee

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