Starbucks Secret Menu: Green Eye (Ingredients, Taste, Variations, Sizes, Copycat Recipe, Caffeine, Calories & More information)

Have you ever heard of the Starbucks Green Eye? Here’s how you can order it whenever you walk into your favorite coffee house.

I admit I am a caffeine junkie who cannot go a day without a strong shot in my system. I’m working on it, but for now, my love for coffee will guide you through what you must do to enjoy a drink I like on Starbucks’ secret menu. It’s called the green eye. I always order this drink before my night shift since it contains three espresso shots. I also enjoy how strong it hits, keeping me up all night, and whether a hot or cold brew, they both taste right. Read on as I take you through its contents.

Brief History of the drink

I first discovered this drink when my colleague walked into work while downing it. As security guards, we always have to keep watch, so I was curious when he offered me the extra cup of Starbucks green eye. Since then, this has become my daily bread.

So what exactly is Starbucks Green eye?

Starbucks green eye is a Starbucks drink found on their secret menu. It comprises three espresso shots in your regular coffee and is only taken by those looking for a powerful drink to kickstart their system.

The name originated in the US, symbolizing someone high on the drink, to the point that they get green/ purplish eyes. The drink is straightforward to prepare, as only espresso shots are added on top of freshly brewed coffee.

Is Green Eye still available at Starbucks?

Yes, the drink is available, but you must know how to order it because it is on the secret menu.

Starbucks Green Eye (Ingredients, Taste, Variations, Sizes, Caffeine, Calories

What’s in a Green Eye – (ingredients)


What’s actually in a Starbucks Green Eye? The Starbucks official website shows the green eye drink is made up of Caffe Americano as its base drink and is topped with three espresso shots. You cannot fail to find ingredients for this drink at home, as it is easy to blend. Still, let us look at what its ingredients are in detail:

  • Water: To brew coffee, you must include water. This should be mixed in the right amounts to get the brew right.
  • Brewed espresso: What makes this drink is its brewed espresso, where your barista pumps three shots into your drink. It contains medium-ground coffee and it should be blended well.

Starbucks Green Eye: Sizes, nutrition, Caffeine & Calories

What sizes are available

There are four sizes of the iced green eye and three sizes of the hot drink. They include the tall (12 fl Oz), Grande (16 fl Oz), venti (20 fl Oz), and Trenta (30 fl Oz) cup sizes. The Trenta will give you the ultimate caffeine boost, while the tall is great for a beginner.

Nutritional facts

The Starbucks green eye is one of the healthiest drinks at Starbucks. With zero calories, fat, and carbs, you can smoothly navigate a keto diet or any other diet with this drink. Let’s see what these figures look like in a nutshell.

Calorie count 15 (out of 2000 cal)Calories from Fat 0
Nutrient content (per daily serving)% Daily Value
Serving size 16 fl Oz
Total Fat (0 g)


Saturated Fat (0 g)

Trans Fat (0 mg)

Sodium (10 mg 0 %
Cholesterol (0 mg)
Total Carbohydrates (2 g) 1%


Dietary Fiber (0 g)

Sugars (0 g)

Caffeine (225 mg)
Protein (1 g)

Caffeine information

Caffeine content varies depending on the size of your Green eye drink. The table below shows you how much caffeine you will ingest in every cup size.

SizeCaffeine content
Tall375 mg (150 mg + 225 mg)
Grande450 mg (225 mg+ 225 mg)
Venti525 mg (300 mg+ 225 mg)

So, what does Starbucks Green Eye taste like?

This drink is strong and tastes bitter and smoky. Bitter is suitable for any person looking for that powerful boost of coffee, as it tastes and smells of well-brewed coffee. The flavor of the espresso with the coffee is so intense and is what a caffeine junkie looks for in that caffeinated drink. Pure bliss!

Ways to Customize Green Eye at Starbucks – Starbucks GREEN EYE Variations

This drink is known differently by many Starbucks lovers depending on where you come from. Some order it as the Green eye whereas others identify it as the Dead eye drink. It is also known as the dripping eye to some of the purple eye to others. Oh! Don’t forget that at JFK airport, pilots and other personnel refer to this drink as the JFK drink.

Well, you can customize the drink differently. First, have your barista brew a cafe Americano and replace the water with three espresso shots. This is what many Starbucks lovers are used to when they crave the green eye.

You could also order your drink by asking the barista for a Caffe latte. Then, ask her to add three shots of espresso to your drink. This would be a good choice for someone craving regular white coffee as it contains 2% milk.

How to make Starbucks Green Eye at home – Starbucks Green Eye Copycat Recipe

Starbucks Secret Menu: Green Eye

Starbucks Green Eye Copycat Recipe

Kai JordanKai Jordan
Course Drinks
Cuisine American


  • Drip coffee maker
  • Espresso machine
  • Serving glass
  • Coffee grinder
  • Paper filter


  • Coffee beans
  • Water
  • Sugar sweetener


  • Grind your beans in the coffee grinder
  • Brew your coffee by adding the ground coffee into the filter and using the coffee machine.
  • Serve the coffee in your serving glass.
  • Using medium-ground coffee, pour three shots of espresso on top of your coffee.


  • You can add sugar sweetener to taste your drink, as this brew will be intense, making it uncomfortable for some people.
  • Include milk if you love your coffee white.

Informative Section

How do you order Green Eye from the Starbucks app?

One must select the Caffe Americano under hot coffee or the iced Caffe Americano under cold coffee. Thereafter, customize your drink by selecting three shots of espresso. Do not add any water so that you enjoy the strong caffeine content.

Does Starbucks have Green Eye all year round?

Yes, The Green Eye is on the menu all year round since the ingredients are ever-present. All you have to do is order it right.

Is the Starbucks Green Eye healthy?

No. This drink is among the unhealthiest items on their menu. The excessive caffeine content in your system is harmful. Every time I consume this drink, it makes me very jittery, and my heart pumps fast, so I am trying to reduce my intake. My doctor says this drink can even lead to a heart attack!

How much is the Starbucks Green Eye?

The Starbucks green eye varies depending on location as well as size. First, its price is usually similar to a regular coffee; then, there is an extra price for espresso shots. Remember that a shot of espresso is $1.75, so three shots are $5.25.

Tall$7.50 ($2.25 + $5.25)
Grande$7.90 ($2.65+ $5.25)
Venti$8.20 ($2.95+ $5.25)

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