Difference between Cappuccino and Mocha

Among the coffees prepared with milk, cappuccino and mocha are two of the most popular. Although they were originally coffees that were served hot, in recent years their consumption as cold drinks and frappés has become more popular. Both are two alternatives to the bitter or strong flavor of coffee, since they are reduced with milk and, in the case of mocha, complemented with chocolate, they are more pleasant for some.

Speaking of mocha, it can be prepared with dark chocolate or white chocolate, thus being the mocha and white mocha varieties.

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What is it? Cappuccino is a drink of Italian origin that is prepared with an espresso base (25 ml). Hot steamed milk is added to this to give it texture and volume (125 ml) and milk foam (between 3 and 5 cm). 

It is served in a tall mug.

Also called mocha or mocha. It is similar in ingredients and preparation to the cappuccino, however, the mocha differs from the cappuccino in that the former has chocolate among its ingredients. 

This gives it a peculiar flavor and has made it the favorite “sweet” drink of many people.

Ingredients Espresso and milk. Espresso, milk and chocolate.
Mix The layers of espresso, hot milk, and foam should not mix in the cappuccino. On the contrary, the difference between the three components should be well marked when serving. The mocha, unlike the cappuccino, goes with all its ingredients well mixed. In the end, the mocha obtains a deep brown color, similar to the color of dark chocolate.
Flavor Due to the separation of the layers, the flavor of the coffee is usually more concentrated, stronger. Although it is sweet because of the chocolate, the intensity of the coffee flavor is still perceived.

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