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mocha indonesia chocolate

mocha indonesia chocolate

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December 8, 2006 Posted in: Indonesian Recipes ... I made homemade mocha chocolate coffee today and used fresh brewed Sumatran coffee for this recipe.


For those of you who have read a previous post about my first coffee experience, you already know that the Iced Mocha is responsible for my obsession with coffee.
You should not be surprised to find that my favorite drip coffee blend is Moka Java. But what exactly does “mocha” really mean?
Does it mean that there’s chocolate added to my drip coffee? No, not at all. I have found that most of my customers have been confused by this Mocha/Chocolate/Coffee conundrum.

Mystery Solved:
Mocha, Moka, Mocca, Al-Muckha (spelling varies depending on the language) is a port city on the Red Sea coast of Yemen. It was the principle port for Yemen’s capital city Sanani. According to the ‘Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names’Mocha actually means “The place where the water is divided by a dam.” The port became famous after the 15th century, for the coffee that came from there, which was described as tasting like chocolate.

In 1933, the Bialetti company invented the “Moka Pot.” Still around today, it is a stove top coffee maker that makes coffee similar to espresso. The Moka Pot got its name from a combination of Moka in reference to coffee, and from the italian word “machinetta” which means “small machine.

Eventually the English language adapted the word “mocha” in reference to the flavor combination of coffee and chocolate. Later the espresso drink, which added chocolate to a latte was named “Cafe Mocha”, for the coffee and chocolate flavor combination.

So we have determined that the word Mocha refers to the flavor combination of coffee and chocolate. Now, what is Mocha Java? Well it happens to be the world’s oldest coffee blend. Formerly spelled Djawa, Java is an Island in Indonesia, South of Borneo, and separated by the Java Sea. Dutch traders managed to smuggle coffee seeds from Yemen and cultivated them in their colonial Indonesia. Java eventually became a major coffee port. Due to the high elevation, and volcanic soils, these beans have a mellow, rich flavor; but lack the acidity needed to make a balanced cup of coffee on their own. Mocha, on the other hand has a powerful fruity acidity. The Europeans blended the two varietals were blended in order to compliment each other.

That being said, here’s where things get complicated. Coffee no longer comes out of the port of Mocha. The port is now in ruins. After the completion of the Suez Canal, all of the shipping was moved further North out of Al-Hudaya. Typically, coffees that are labeled Mocha, Mocca, or Moka, are actually dry processed coffees from Ethiopia Harrar. Also all coffee that was imported into the US from Indonesia was called Java, even if it came from other Islands until 1906. Even today, most of the Java components of the blend come from Sumatra, or Sulawesi.

Currently, the word Mocha is now used to describe a flavor, color, and a glove leather.
The word Java, along with referring to the geographic location is used in the US as slang for coffee in general. The word Java is also is a trademarked computer programing language. According to, the language creators chose this name, to mean “Consumed in large quantities.

So what can be better than coffee and chocolate together? Is there a better way to celebrate the holidays than curled up in front of the fireplace with our loved ones around us, sipping on a Cafe Mocha, or a Mocha Java blend?

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