Does mocha have caffeine?
Mocha is a coffee drink so it has caffeine. However, it is possible to make with decaffeinated coffee beans.
Which coffee should I use to make mocha?
Espresso is the most common coffee to make mocha, but you can make it with any coffee, such as Moka pot, AeroPress, pour-over, drip coffee, etc.
Caffè Mocha Recipe
Here is an easy recipe to make mocha at home. Try it and you’ll never look for the nearest coffee shop serving mocha anymore!
Tags: Caffè mocha
Mocha is a chocolate-flavored milky coffee drink originated in Italy. The word “mocha” is the shortened form of the original name mochaccino. It is in fact an espresso drink, but can be made with other coffees as well, depending on what you have in hand.
You can give chocolate flavor to the mocha by cocoa powder and sugar mixture, or chocolate syrup instead. You can use milk or dark chocolate as well for adding chocolate flavor to make mocha. There is also white chocolate mocha which is made by adding white chocolate.
Caffè mocha is a version of caffè latte and served with some milk froth on top similar to cappuccino. It might be garnished with some cocoa powder or ground cinnamon. Whipped cream and marshmallows can also be added to it.
Now let’s move on to the recipe below and learn how to make mocha at home!
- For drink:
1 cup brewed coffee, hot
¼ cup whole-fat milk, hot
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 or 2 teaspoons brown sugar to taste
1 tablespoon heavy cream (optional)
- For top:
Whipped cream for topping (optional)
1 teaspoon cocoa powder or grated chocolate for garnish (optional)
Add all the ingredients for the drink into a jar, and securely close its lid.
Wrap the jar with a towel to avoid any burn, and shake it very well until all the ingredients mix very well and the mixture is foamy.
Pour the mixture into a tall glass.
Top with whipped cream if you’d like.
Garnish it with cocoa powder or grated chocolate if you’d like.
Your mocha is ready. Serve it warm.
RECIPE NOTES FOR CAFFÈ MOCHA:
You can use any milk in this recipe, but your drink will become richer and creamier as the milk you use becomes higher in fat.
Instead of making mocha using the jar method described in the directions above, you can make it on the stove. To do so, pour all the ingredients for the drink into a pot, and heat until steaming while vigorously stirring the mixture to have a creamier and foamy consistency. In this method, milk does not have to be hot in advance.
HOW TO SERVE CAFFÈ MOCHA:
Mocha is usually served in a tall tumbler like a highball glass and drunk with a straw.