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A mocha with a layer of espresso atop a hot chocolate
Alternative names mocha latte, caffè mocha
Type Beverage
Main ingredients chocolate, espresso, and hot milk
Variations white café mocha
Cookbook:Mocaccino  Mocaccino
A café mocha with milk, Arabica Mocha espresso, milk froth, chocolate syrup, and various toppings, served with Amaretto cookie.
A mocha latte in Costa Rica

A mocaccino, also called caffè mocha (/ˈmɒkə/ or /ˈmkə/), is a chocolate-flavored variant of a caffelatte.[1]


Like a caffè latte, it is based on espresso and hot milk, but with added chocolate, typically in the form of sweet cocoa powder, although many varieties use chocolate syrup. Mochas can contain dark or milk chocolate.

Café mocha, in its most basic formulation, can also be referred to as hot chocolate with (e.g. a shot of) espresso added. Like cappuccino, café mochas typically contain the well-known milk froth on top, although, as is common with hot chocolate, they are sometimes served with whipped cream instead. They are usually topped with a dusting of either cinnamon or cocoa powder and marshmallows may also be added on top for flavor and decoration.

A variant is white café mocha, made with white chocolate instead of milk or dark. There are also variants of the drink that mix the two syrups; this mixture is referred to by several names, including black and white mocha, tan mocha, marble mocha, tuxedo mocha and zebra.

The caffeine content is approximately 10.9 mg/oz (370 mg/l), which is 175 mg for a 16 oz glass.[2]

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  1. ^ Campbell, Dawn; Smith, Janet L. (1993). The Coffee Book. Pelican Publishing Company. p. 98. ISBN 0882899503. 
  2. ^ "Caffeine Content of Drinks". Retrieved June 4, 2010. 

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