Coffee and chocolate are two of the most popular flavors and substances on the planet. So it makes sense that folks thought to put them together to create the marvelous Mocha. Here are some fun tidbits of info to share with friends next time you whip up a batch of Organo Gold Gourmet Cafe Mocha, which happens to be Greg Norman’s, OG’s new Global Brand Ambassador’s favorite OG beverage.
The mocha or cafe mocha is an American invention and a variant of the cafe latte. Like a latte, a mocha it is typically one third espresso and two thirds steamed milk, but a portion of chocolate is added, typically in the form of cocoa powder — although many big coffee chains these days use chocolate syrup.
Not unlike a cappuccino, a cafe mocha often features milk froth on top, although are sometimes served with whipped cream instead. They are usually topped with a dusting of cocoa powder or cinnamon. Marshmallows may also be added on top for flavor and decoration.
Mocha reportedly takes its name from the Red Sea coastal town of Mocha, in Yemen, which as far back as the 15th century was a dominant exporter of coffee, especially to areas around the Arabian Peninsula. Coffee beans from this region are said to have had a notable chocolate-y taste, and hence the term “mocha” was extended to mean intentional addition of chocolate to coffee.