What is the café mocha? It’s a café latté that’s gone to college, gotten a good job and upped its wardrobe considerably. Its core ingredients are simple: espresso, steamed milk and chocolate. Often, however, it dresses for a night on the town. Add whipped cream (the real stuff, not hydrogenated corn oil!) and perhaps a sprinkling of cocoa powder or chocolate shavings.
And like the café latté there are variations: decaf, non-fat, soy, sugar-free. But the big story here is the chocolate sauce that fuses with the hot espresso before the steamed milk is added. The end result is rich, creamy, chocolaty, caffeinated goodness.