What, then, is this beverage? "Mocha" refers to a "mocha latte" or "caffe mocha," which is a latte with the addition of chocolate syrup. Mocha being an excellent example, one of the reasons coffee enthusiasts adore is that it is highly customizable.
Alternatively spelled mochaccino, is a chocolate-flavored variation on a caffè latte served in a glass. The name comes from Mocha, a Yemeni city that was a hub of the early coffee trade.
Caffè mocha is made with espresso and hot milk but contains chocolate flavoring and sweetener, most commonly cocoa powder and sugar. Some varieties replace corn syrup with chocolate syrup, and some include dark or milk chocolate.
In its simplest form, it is simply hot chocolate with (e.g., a shot of) espresso added. Like cappuccinos, are frequently topped with a distinctive milk froth, as is the case with hot chocolate, they are occasionally topped with whipped cream. They are typically dusted with cinnamon, sugar, or cocoa powder, and occasionally flavored and decorated with marshmallows.
White caffè mocha is a variation that uses white chocolate rather than milk or dark chocolate. Additionally, there are mocha variants that combine the two syrups; these are known as black and white mocha, marble mocha, tan mocha, tuxedo mocha, and zebra mocha.
Another variation is the mochaccino, which consists of a double espresso shot combined with either steamed milk and cocoa powder or chocolate milk. Both mochaccinos and caffè mochas can be topped with chocolate syrup, whipped cream, and other ingredients such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or chocolate sprinkles.
A third variation on the caffè mocha is to replace the espresso with coffee. This would be a combination of coffee, steamed milk, and chocolate. The caffeine content of this variation would then be equivalent to that of the coffee included.
Mochaccino mocha is a drink popular in New Zealand.
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