Mocha is a drink made from various ingredients but commonly refers to a blended combination of coffee and chocolate. However, mocha isn’t just your average coffee. This beverage is so much more than that. It’s become an iconic drink that has taken the world by storm, with many variations existing today.
From almond mocha to pumpkin spice mocha, there are so many different types of mocha drinks out there you need to know where to find them. So if you love coffee and chocolate as much as we do, keep reading to find out everything you need to know about mocha.
It’s a popular drink that has been around for centuries, with the first recipe for mocha being created in the 13th century in Yemen. It’s said that the word “mocha” refers to the port at which the coffee beans were shipped, as well as the name of the nearby mountain where the coffee beans were grown. So mocha coffee is certainly an interesting and unique beverage.
Types of Mocha Coffee
As we’ve already discussed, there are many different mocha beverages, including traditional mocha, caramel mocha, almond mocha, pumpkin spice mocha or any other flavor you want to combine with mocha. However, you can also use many different types of mocha coffees to make your favorite mocha drink.
Popular Beans Used to Make Mocha Coffees
- Arabica beans are the most common coffee beans used worldwide. They are known for their deep flavor and can be grown in many different places.
- Robusta beans are the second most common coffee beans known for their high caffeine content. However, they are also very bitter and don’t have as much flavor as arabica beans do.
- Decaffeinated beans are made from the same types of beans as regular coffee beans but are processed differently to remove caffeine.
How to Make Mocha Coffee
Making mocha coffee is very easy. All you have to do is brew a cup of coffee, add a small amount of chocolate syrup to the coffee and stir. You can use either hot or cold milk to make your coffee, but if you use hot milk, you will need to add more chocolate syrup to make it taste as chocolatey as you would like. We have a few variations to try out for those who like to take their mocha coffee to the next level.
Different Ideas for Mocha Drinks
To make a Mexican mocha coffee, brew a cup of coffee and then add a small amount of cinnamon and maybe even some cayenne pepper to your coffee. Next, stir some chocolate syrup until the coffee reaches your desired chocolatey level.
If you love the flavours of almonds and chocolate together, try making an almond mocha. To make this coffee, brew a cup of coffee and then add a small amount of almond milk. Next, add some chocolate syrup to your coffee until it reaches your desired level of chocolatey-ness.
If you’re following a vegan diet, brew a cup of coffee, add a small amount of chocolate syrup, and then add some non-dairy milk (like soya milk, almond milk, or coconut milk). To make a caramel vegan mocha, add some vegan caramel syrup to your coffee instead of chocolate syrup.