What is Mocha? All About Mocha

By : Lucy
April 17, 2021

If you are reading this then I’m pretty sure that you are one of the coffee-lover squads. As you already know, coffee has been one of the essential supplements that we needed to start our day with. That’s why we are going to discuss one amongst all of the greatest coffee drinks is Mocha. Also today we are going to let you explore more about the all-time favorite drink from where it comes from to how to make it as well.

What is Mocha Made of?

Mocha is a type of coffee drink with a mix of espresso combined with milk while having dark choco or white choco added on top of it. Moreover, mocha is also known as mochaccino as well. Another thing is that mocha can be served in a variety of temperatures from hot to cold accordings to your preference as well. Furthermore, it is a typical drink that people who have a mixed love of chocolate and espresso enjoy as a starter pack of the day.

What is Mocha made of?

Origin of Mocha 

Have you ever wondered where mocha comes from? How did it get its name as Mocha?

Actually, mocha comes from the most coffee bean production export country called “Yemen” located in the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. Moreover, mocha referred to coffee beans imported from Al Moka that was traded at Yemeni part city in the 17th century. 

Besides, Yemen’s main port is called Mocha and the coffee that left the port was called Mocha coffee. Also the speciality of this yemeni beans consist more chocolate flavor than indonesian & afran coffee at that time which produce a new quality of the perfect blend that can be combined with many desserts.

Origin of Mocha

Other than that, mocha has been mostly stand out because of their unique shape and yellow green hue compared to their browner flatter than most Arabica species. After the great discovery, Mocha has been influenced by many European countries such as Italian, American which has created a new recipe beverage of mocha. On the other side, the rich and oily consistency makes mocha the favorite drink all across Europe and over all the world as well. 

Is Mocha Coffee or Chocolate?

This has been the most asked question about mocha. Actually, Mocha is totally a coffee drink with a very deep flavor of coffee while containing a great amount of dark or white chocolate in their consistency. Moreover, mocha also consists of a lot of caffeine as well because of the espresso flavor that is gained from the bean itself. 

Even though mocha possess quite a lot of chocolate in it, however mocha is personally a coffee drink. Besides, mocha is also able to work with many different kinds of chocolate as well from dark chocolate to milk chocolate which you can find one that suits yours. 

Does Mocha Contain Caffeine?

Mocha is basically a composition of espresso, steam milk and chocolate which you can see that the main ingredient is coffee because why would it be on the coffee menu drink if it aint coffee then you already got your answer about caffeine contained in mocha. However, it depends on the size of cup that you order for example a small/medium cup contains 80mg of caffeine while a large cup contains 120mg of caffeine.

Does Mocha contain caffeine?

If you want to understand more about caffeine, please visit How Much Caffeine in A Cup of Coffee? and Types of Coffee That Have The Most Caffeine.

For more realization in different coffees, you can check out about Americano and Cappuccino.

Differences Between Mocha and Coffee

This is one of the pending answers that everyone is wondering about mocha. That’s why we are going to explain thoroughly so that you can now differentiate mocha and coffee. First of all, normally coffee contains milk combined with espresso or Americano or just them alone with syrup. Besides, coffee also contains condensed milk which is mostly popular in Southeast Asia such as Cambodia, Thai and Malaysia as well.

While on the other hand, mocha also contains espresso combined with milk ,however they have their hidden key ingredient is the taste of chocolate that makes it even more tasty and creamy than normal coffee. Also, they can either use chocolate syrup which is thinner than a chocolate bar as well. 

As a recommendation, if you are someone who want to try a coffee but only like quite amount of coffee in it then you should try mocha as a starter drink of yours because a mixture of chocolate suppressing with coffee will provide you the best taste of bittersweet that you can enjoy it without worry.

What is the Difference Between White Choco and Dark Choco?

As you already know, mocha is a mixture of espresso with milk combined with chocolate blended together. Furthermore, we can either choose white choco or dark choco to mix with mocha drinks according to your liking. However, with the dark choco, you might get a more extensive flavor of cocoa powder merging with espresso, therefore providing you a darker enriched mocha flavor.

On the other hand, with the white choco you will obtain a great sense of the milk chocolate blending with espresso that gives you the best sweetened mocha flavor. More importantly, it is available in most café shops which you can easily find your favorite drink around your block.

How to Make Mocha?

Ingredients 

  • 18g ground expresso or 1 espresso pod
  • 250ml milk
  • 1 tsp drinking chocolate ( dark choco or white choco your choice)

Step1

Make around 35ml espresso using a coffee machine and pour into the base of your cup. Add the drinking chocolate and mix well until smooth.

Step2

Steam the milk with the steamer attachment so that it has around 4-6cm of foam on top. Hold the jug so that the spout is about 3-4cm above the cup and pour the milk in steadily. As the volume within the cup increases, bring the jug as close to the surface of the drink as possible whilst aiming into the center. Once the milk jug is almost touching the surface of the coffee, tilt to speed up the rate of pour. As you accelerate, the milk will hit the back of the cup and start naturally folding in on itself to create a pattern on the top.

Conclusion

Mocha is well known to this day because of its uniqueness which makes people really enjoy drinking it. Another thing is that you can make it at home without any complication as well. Moreover, within the drink combining with bittersweet taste that can really compliment many people's preferences as well. 

More than that, mocha can be flexible with every kind of season that you can drink it every single day without worrying about temperature outside. Besides, mocha is able to add some with topping according to the special from valentine with cherry cream or peppermint candy as Christmas décor as well. 

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