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Mocha Coffee

You may have noticed that the last time you were at a café, you were surrounded by hip coffee lovers engaged with a drink with the strange name of Mocha.  Maybe, it’s a friend that’s frantically raving about this new drink that they’ve discovered known as the Mocha.  Regardless of the specific scenario, you have undoubtedly heard of the coffee based beverage, the Mocha.

There’s a little bit of confusion regarding the term Mocha within the coffee world.  While Mocha is a type of coffee bean that originates from the Yemeni port that has the distinction of being the type of coffee bean that made Europe pay attention to the smooth taste of coffee, the Mocha drink purchased in sophisticated coffee shops are completely different from this.  While Mocha coffee beans may be used in making a Mocha drink, a Mocha drink is one that is made with coffee and cocoa.

Despite this divergence in meaning, the term Mocha can be said to equal quality, as Mocha as a coffee bean are gourmet and Mocha as a specialty coffee drink is just loved.  With the rise of sophisticated coffee chain stores like Starbucks, Americans have fallen in love with the sweet taste of the Mocha drink.  Combining the zip of an espresso with the sweet taste of chocolate, there are hundreds of ways to create the perfect Mocha drink.  It can be drank as a hot beverage or served ice cold, whatever your pleasure.

While most coffee stores create a sweet tasting Mocha by combining an espresso shot with steamed milk and chocolate, you are also able to easily create this delightful concoction from your own home.  If you’ve decided that it’s not worth the money to keep on buying this sweet drink from coffee shops, here are some instructions for making a delicious Mocha drink.  Remember there are tons of recipes for a Mocha drink and once you have it down, you should experiment to make the Mocha recipe that best satisfies your taste buds.  Here we go with instructions to make six cups of Mocha:

  1. Brew a cup of coffee.  If you are able to brew coffee with an espresso machine, this is ideal.
  2. Heat two cups of milk on the stove.
  3. Add three tablespoons of chocolate mix into the milk.  Remember, the chocolate used in Mocha can be anything from powdered Chocolate to a simple Hershey’s mix.
  4. Stir until the chocolate mix and the milk are completely mixed together.
  5. Add the brewed coffee into the mix and keep stirring.
  6. Stir occasionally until the mix has reached its desired temperature.
  7. Pour the mix into a cup and drink this baby up!
Showing the diversity of the Mocha drink, you just have to add ¾ tablespoon of ground cinnamon to create a Café Viennese drink.  To make an Orange Cappuccino, just add 1 orange flavored hard candy broken into pieces to the mix.  Two to three broken hard peppermint candies added to your mocha mix will create a Bavarian Mint.