What is a Café Mocha?
A café mocha is an espresso drink originating in America that adds chocolate to a traditional café latte. Cocoa powder or chocolate syrup is added to espresso and steamed milk and are often topped either with milk foam or whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa powder.
Making a Café Mocha
- Pour espresso shots into a cup
- Froth and texturize milk with sugar and cocoa powder or chocolate syrup in the milk
- Pour the steamed chocolate milk into the espresso
- Top with milk foam or whipped cream
- Sprinkle with cocoa powder and enjoy
Factoid: Café mocha takes its name from the Red Sea coastal town of Mocha, Yemen, which as far back as the fifteenth century was a dominant exporter of coffee, especially to areas around the Arabian Peninsula.