Caffè mocha

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This article is about the chocolate flavoured coffee beverage. For the distinctive coffee bean from which Caffè mocha derived its name, see Mocha coffee bean.
Not to be confused with Matcha.
Caffè mocha
A mocha with a layer of espresso atop a hot chocolate
Alternative names Mocha latte, mocaccino, mochaccino, mochachino
Type Beverage
Main ingredients Chocolate, espresso, and hot milk
Variations White caffè mocha
Cookbook: Caffè mocha  Media: Caffè mocha
A caffè mocha with milk, Arabica Mocha espresso, milk froth, chocolate syrup, and various toppings, served with Amaretto cookie
A mocha latte in Costa Rica

A caffè mocha (/ˈmɒkə/ or /ˈmkə/), also called mocaccino (Italian: [mokatˈtʃiːno]), is a chocolate-flavored variant of a caffè latte.[1] Other commonly used spellings are mochaccino[2] and also mochachino.


Like a caffè latte, caffè mocha 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.

Caffè mocha, in its most basic formulation, can also be referred to as hot chocolate with (e.g., a shot of) espresso added. Like cappuccino, caffè mochas typically contain the distinctive 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 caffè 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, marble mocha, tan mocha, tuxedo mocha, and zebra.

Another variant is a mochaccino which is an espresso shot (double) with either a combination of steamed milk and cocoa powder or chocolate milk. Both mochaccinos and caffè mocha can have chocolate syrup, whipped cream and added toppings such as cinnamon, nutmeg or chocolate sprinkles.

The caffeine content is approximately 430 mg/L (12.7 mg/US fl oz), which is 152 mg for a 350 mL (12 US fl oz) glass.[3]

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  1. ^ Campbell, Dawn; Smith, Janet L. (1993). The Coffee Book. Pelican Publishing Company. p. 98. ISBN 0882899503. 
  2. ^ "mochaccino". Oxford Dictionaries. © 2017 Oxford University Press. Retrieved 30 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Caffeine Content of Drinks". Retrieved June 4, 2010. 

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