Do you like variety? We do! That’s why were here to tell you about mochas! A mocha is a popular drink that has been gaining popularity in the coffee community? Haven’t heard of it? Let us fill you in!
What Is A Mocha?
A mocha is actually the shortened version of the name, it actually should be called a “mocha latte” or “caffe mocha” (no right answer, just what you prefer). If you like having options to customize your drink, so you can make it your own, the mocha is a great choice for it, and it’s known to be highly customizable!
What Is In A Mocha?
The mocha contains a short list of ingredients, and all of these are based on preference, usually a mocha will have at least, the following:
- 2-4 shots of espresso
- Flavored syrup (optional)
- Steamed milk & foam
However, you can add many different options to it, whip cream, salt, cinnamon, etc.
History Of The MochaThe mocha is a fairly new drink with a relatively young history! We have Americans to thank for this drink however, since it was created in Seattle during the 1980’s. It’s inspiration came from a turin coffee beverage, the Bicerin, this is a hot coffee beverage that has origins dating back to the 1700’s in Italy!
The main difference between a mocha and a Bicerin, is the espresso, milk, and chocolate are layered in a Bicerin, but in a mocha they are mixed together!
How Do You Make A Mocha?
The ingredients you will need are as follows:
- 16.5 grams of ground espresso
- 1/2 oz (14 ounces or 3 teaspoons)
- 10-12 oz latte cup
- 8 ounces of steamed milk
Gather & Measure
Make sure you have all the supplies we mentioned, and all the tools you need to make the mocha, including a safe and comfortable area to make the mocha in!
Make Your Espresso
If you don’t know how, we have an article explaining how to make an espresso already! You will want to use your 16.5 grams of ground espresso to make the shots, once this is done, pour the espresso into your cup.