National Mocha Day is a holiday real coffee maniacs will surely appreciate. It so happened that on September 29, lovers of an invigorating drink have two reasons for celebration – not only the day dedicated to mocha, but also the day of coffee.
Mocha or mochaccino is a variation on the theme of latte, common in America. It is made from espresso, frothed milk, and a little chocolate. Some establishments add cocoa powder with added sugar; they also use chocolate syrup or chocolate. If we are talking about beans collected in natural conditions, this can only be done in the tropics, near the equator. This is the territory from the Tropic of Cancer to the Tropic of Capricorn. The refined taste of the drink is delivered by 120 chemical components contained in the beans. The popularity of the drink is evidenced by the fact that about 200 billion cups of this invigorating drink are drunk daily around the world, 91% of which are for breakfast.
- Mocha is sometimes referred to as espresso-flavored chocolate.
- There are a huge number of mochaccino recipes, with whipped cream, marshmallows, and cinnamon.
- The drink is named after the city in Yemen, which in the past hosted the largest coffee market.
- Today, the term ‘mocha’ means any coffee drink with added chocolate.
How to take part
Visit your favorite coffee shop and enjoy the taste of freshly brewed coffee. With this drink, it is great to think, dream, and plan. Prepare your version of mochaccino and invite your friends to fun gatherings. Learn more about beans and coffee trees, or try growing coffee at home.
When is National Mocha Day in 2023?
National Mocha Day is observed on September 29 each year.