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Mocha History

One of my favorite coffee drinks, the mocha, has a little bit of history behind it.

According to several sources, Yemen was one of the big players in the coffee industry. Yemen was the first country to plant coffee as a crop. The main port that they used was called Al Moka, and the coffees that left from there were called Mocha coffees.

As well as the unique port name, the beans that Yemen offered had a more chocolate flavor. This flavor quickly became popular with the Europeans.

Soon, “mocha” became a household term.

The mocha then developed into what we have today as coffee with chocolate. Typically, the mocha is made with one third espresso and two thirds steamed milk. However, to make it a more specialized drink, you can add flavored syrup to the mix and make it your own. For example, adding white chocolate flavoring would make a white chocolate mocha.

For more information about mocha history, read this article!

5 responses to “Mocha History”

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