What is Mocha

Mocha is one kind of taste that may be often encountered, for example in ice cream, bread and other foods. In the terms of coffee drinks, mocha reffer to Caffe Mocha which is a variant of the Caffe Latte consisting of one third espresso, two-thirds steamed milk, and a little extra chocolate. Chocolate can be added here sweet cocoa powder or chocolate syrup.

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The term of "mocha" is not derived from the Italian nor French language. Caffe Mocha takes its name from the Red Sea coastal town of Mocha, Yemen, which is the dominant exporter of coffee in the 15th century especially around the Arabian peninsula.
Mocha is also used to describe a type of coffee bean. Smaller and more rounded than the other varieties of coffee beans. These coffee beans is native to Ethiopia and Yemen. It is not known for sure if mocha beans has chocolate-like taste in the earlier time. However, these coffee beans does not has 'chocolate-like' taste at present time.