Lazy Eye coffee is a cup of decaf drip coffee topped with a shot of regular espresso. It’s based on the Red Eye coffee, an all-caffeinated version. If you like the idea of a Red Eye but still want to be able to sleep at night, a Lazy Eye will cut out around half of the caffeine content.
Where does Lazy Eye coffee come from?
Lazy Eye coffee is one of the many different coffee drinks known as “eye” drinks. The original coffee to initiate the label is the Red Eye, a cup of filter coffee topped with a shot of espresso. The Lazy Eye is a variation that uses decaf coffee for the drip coffee portion of the drink.
Unlike the other “eye” drinks, there’s no consensus on the number of espresso shots here, but it’s generally one or two. The thing that makes it a Lazy Eye is decaf drip coffee.
Growing up in a coffee-free household, the discovery of the Moka pot as a teen
was something of a revelation. I’ve now upgraded to the AeroPress for my daily
brew, with a Hario V60 on hand for lazy weekend mornings.