Mocha Coffee

中文:摩卡咖啡

A few years back, we had absolute no interest in coffee at all when we first came to America.  Until one day we accidentally ordered a cup of mocha coffee, I realized how delicious coffee could be and inevitably fell in love with it.  And before I know it, both my husband and I become enthusiastic fans of coffee who roast and grind our own beans and make gorgeous fresh espresso on a daily base.

I make mocha coffee at home from time to time.  The rich sweet chocolaty flavor from mocha is so smoothing and comforting.  And the whipped cream and caramel sauce on top will literally make anything look good enough to eat.

Ingredients: (1 serving)

2 tablespoons dark chocolate
1 to 2 teaspoons dark cocoa powder
2 to 3 tablespoons heavy cream
2 shorts (double shot) espresso
cup whole milk
chocolate sauce
caramel sauce
whipped cream

Directions:

In a small bowl, add dark chocolate, cocoa powder and heavy cream.  Heat in a double boiler or microwave and whisk until chocolate melts.  Transfer to a coffee cup/ mug.

Add freshly pumped double shot espresso coffee.  I am using Breville 870XL  which works great and love it much.

I don’t suggest substituting espresso with instant coffee here.  If you don’t have an espresso machine available, French pressor moka potcan make nice espresso too.

Use the espresso machine to steam the milk until it heats to 140F/60C or 150F/65C.  Add steamed milk to the coffee cup/mug too.

Top with whipped cream, chocolate sauce and caramel sauce.

Sprinkle with cocoa powder if you like

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Ok, I love caramel sauce.  So I always treat myself with a little bit extra caramel sauce on top. O(∩_∩)O~