What Is Mocha Coffee?

Mocha coffee is a type of coffee that has a dark brown color.

Coffee is a plant that produces coffee beans that, when dried, ground, and brewed, create the beverage known as coffee, whereas mocha is a coffee plant variety and a type of coffee brew.

Although the term "mocha" is frequently misinterpreted internationally, the basic concept is that a shot of espresso is combined with chocolate powder or syrup, followed by milk or cream. It is a latte-like beverage in that it is frequently made with 1/3 espresso and 2/3 steamed milk.

Mocha is a specialty coffee brewed from a single type of coffee bean. It is often confused with the flavored beverage known as a mocha, which combines coffee and chocolate. Mocha coffee beans are derived from the Coffee Arabica plant species, which was originally cultivated exclusively in Mocha, Yemen.

Mocha coffee beans are naturally sweetened with chocolate. Baristas add a small amount of chocolate to the mocha recipe to increase the chocolate hit. Whereas latte is considered the lightest, mildest coffee-based beverage, mocha is significantly stronger than a cappuccino.

While a mocha can be made with as little as 2 ounces of steamed milk, a latte is quite milky, with an espresso to milk ratio of 1:3 or greater. In a nutshell, a mocha contains a higher concentration of espresso than a cappuccino and thus contains more caffeine.

A traditional mocha should be made with one part espresso and two parts steamed milk, similar to a latte, though milk foam is entirely optional in a mocha.

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OCM (OnCoffeeMakers.com) was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link). 

In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years: 

OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM 

OCM's Events: F&B Industry events by or with OCM

Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with. 

Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops: 

OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more. 

So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates: 

For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube

For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG

For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN 

PS: For the coffee lovers, we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).

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