National Mocha Day!
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Pictured:
A mocha with a layer of espresso atop a hot chocolate-
When is National Mocha Day? September 29

How is this holiday celebrated?
Mocha Day is a perfect excuse to indulge in Café mocha! This holiday is celebrated by enjoying your favorite mocha recipe! Is there anything better than that? Gather up your friends and family and treat everyone with a delishious coffee drink!

Origin of this Holiday?
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We did however find that this holiday has been celebrated for years. There is plenty of documentation to support that this holiday does indeed exist. This is referred to as a "National" day as all food & drink holidays are. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though, this is still a holiday to celebrate.

We found recognition about this holiday from:
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What is Cafe mocha?
"A Café mocha is a variant of a cafe latte. Like a latte, it is typically one third espresso and two thirds steamed milk, but a portion of chocolate is added, typically in the form of sweet cocoa powder, although many varieties use chocolate syrup. Mochas can contain dark or milk chocolate."

"Like cappuccino, café mochas contain the well-known milk froth on top, although they are sometimes served with whipped cream instead. They are usually topped with a dusting of either cinnamon or cocoa powder. Marshmallows may also be added on top for flavor and decoration."

"A variant is white café mocha, made with white chocolate instead of milk or dark. There are also variants of the drink that mix the two syrups; these are sometimes referred to as "Zebras", also referred to as "Tuxedo Mocha"."

"Café mocha takes its name from the Red Sea coastal town of Mocha, Yemen, which as far back as the fifteenth century was a dominant exporter of coffee, especially to areas around the Arabian Peninsula."












Mocha
2 cups coffee
1/3 cup cocoa
2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/8 tsp cinnamon

Mix cocoa, sugar, coffee and milk in a sauce panHeat, over medium heat constantly stirring, until simmeringRemove from heat and stir in vanillaPour into cups, top with whipped cream and cinnamon

Mocha Cooler
In a 12 oz glass, put 3 or 4 Ice cubes, a shot of 1/2 and 1/2, or low fat milk if you want to cut down on the fat. Two heaping tablespoons of No Sugar Added NesQuick and fill glass with room temp coffee. A splash of Kahlua is nice. Some vodka also, if you like. Stir gently and enjoy.

See Also:
•  Chocolate
•  National Cocoa Day
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Resources:  This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses some material from Wikipedia/article mocha / and other related pages. Top photo: mocha
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Mocha coffee beans

Mocha is also used to describe a coffee bean with a "chocolatey" taste. Smaller and rounder than most other varieties, these beans are derived from the coffee species Coffea arabica, which is native to Ethiopia. "Mocha coffee" can refer either to the coffee-with-chocolate drink, or simply to coffee brewed with mocha beans, which were originally cultivated in Yemen and exported through the port of Mocha.