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Have you had MOCHA at Top Roasters Premium Coffee? If you love this sweet drink as much as we do, you're in luck! Whether you've tried one or not, mocha is well-known among the coffee community, and here's everything you need to know about what this drink is and how to make it!


So what exactly is this drink? Simply put: mocha is short for "mocha latte" or "cafe mocha"; This is a regular latte with chocolate syrup added to it. One of the biggest reasons so many coffee fans love lattes is because they're customizable, and mocha is a prime example.

When it comes to the ingredients and the size of the drink, there's 1-4 pumps of chocolate syrup, 2-4 shots of espresso, and steamed milk with some milk foam.


Mocha appeared and gained popularity all over the world. It has its roots as an American beverage, emerging as a variation of the classic "caffe latte." Although the caffe latte, known in American culture as the latte, started popping up in Seattle in the 1980s, mocha wasn't that old. Just as the name "latte" became popular as a shortened name for "cafe latte", the term "mocha" became popular as a shortened version of "cafe mocha".

Inspired by Bicerin , a Turin coffee drink . Bicerin is an indigenous hot coffee beverage originating from a coffeehouse called Caffè al Bicerin in Italy in the early 1700s.

The most important feature that distinguishes Bicerin from mocha is that espresso, milk and chocolate are carefully stacked on top of each other. Although mocha contains a mixture of these three ingredients, it is very likely that it started from this drink.


If you've ever made a latte or know how to make a latte in general, the steps are pretty similar. If you have an espresso machine at home, it should be very simple and easy to brew. Before you start brewing, it's important to gather your ingredients, which we've made a list for you below. Obviously, if you have access to an espresso machine, you will have access to a milk jug, espresso cups and all the necessary equipment.

How to Make Mocha at Home - Plain Chocolate + Espresso Drink Recipe

  • 16.5 grams of ground espresso

  • 3 teaspoons of chocolate syrup

  • 350 ml latte glass

  • 225 g frothed milk


Before you start brewing, you need to gather your ingredients and ingredients. Now is the time to grind your 16.5 gram espresso in the portafilter of your machine, you can pour your chocolate syrup directly into your latte cup.


Take two shots of espresso in a latte glass and chocolate syrup. The heat of the espresso heats the chocolate, creating a delicious mixture. Once the espresso is finished extracting, you should mix the two together well to sufficiently mix the flavors.


While your espresso is brewing in your glass, you can start steaming your 225 g of milk. When steaming your milk, you should hear paper tearing noises, indicating that air is mixing with the milk to get enough foam for your latte. You can tell when steaming is complete when the milk jug is hot to the touch, around 75 °C


After steaming your milk, you can pour it into your cup over your chocolate/espresso mixture. There should be a thin layer of foam on the surface that provides a smooth, slightly velvety texture with every sip.


The great thing about mochas is that you can decorate them in a variety of ways. So, you can add whipped cream, milk, dark or white chocolate syrup, sprinkles, nutmeg, cinnamon, and even chocolate chips if you want! After that, you can start sipping your new creation!


Just as the latte itself is customizable, the custom mocha is highly customizable. Depending on what ingredients you have or order from which coffee shop, mocha can be made in a variety of ways, and here are some of the most common variations you'll encounter with the magical mocha latte.


If you order your mocha from a cafe, they'll likely ask you if you prefer "white mocha" or "dark mocha." Although this may cause some hesitation, fear not! Usually, standard mocha is made with milk chocolate syrup, and white/dark mocha refers to two other types of chocolate syrup: white chocolate syrup and dark chocolate syrup .

As for the main differences between these syrups, it's just your personal preference! If you want something sweeter, a white mocha might suit you best. Likewise, dark chocolate mocha is a worthwhile choice if your palate is more into a bit of dark chocolate. And that's not all, all three of these syrups can be mixed to create a marbled mocha! The possibilities for making mocha are endless.


A simple way to add chocolate to a mocha, cocoa powder is a convenient way to control exactly how much chocolate you add to your coffee. Whether you have a box of cocoa powder at home or your own packs of hot chocolate mix, there are many ways you can use it!


If you don't have espresso, you can easily top it off for a regular amount of good 'ole drip coffee! Instead the combination would be black coffee, preferably with medium, dark, or French fries, chocolate syrup, and steamed milk.


A somewhat radical method to use when making mochas, chocolate milk is another option some mocha lovers use to cut down on the syrup/powder tool. If you've reached the point of desperation and need something with chocolate to get the job done, using chocolate milk is always a quick and simple choice. So instead of using syrup, you use espresso and chocolate milk.


The best part about mocha? You can drink it with ice! If you want to take your mocha with you on a warm spring day, all you have to do is take out your espresso regularly, mix it with chocolate syrup, pour cold milk over it and throw in some ice. Here it is!


Here you got it! Now you can make a mocha in the comfort of your own home. This drink is a great option for those who need something with a good amount of milk as well as a kick of espresso. So, if you have a strong sweet tooth and enjoy it primarily because you like to sip your coffee, you should consider trying mocha the next time you need a cup of coffee.

Happy caffeine!


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