Difference between Latte and Mocha
Coffee is one of the most consumed and traded commodity in the world. Coffee is available in many variations for consumption. Among them latte and mocha are the most confusing to differentiate between. Let’s talk about them to clear our understanding about the coffee and give more clarity to our taste buds.
Firstly,to understand latte and mocha we need to know about Espresso coffee.
Espresso is a concentrated coffee drink that is prepared by forcing pressurized hot liquid (water) into finely grounded coffee beans.
Espresso is the base for latte and mocha.
Café Latte is prepared by adding Espresso, a lot of milk and small dollop of milk foam (or froth).
Café Mocha is prepared by adding Espresso, chocolate syrup (or powder),milk and whipped cream.
Some prepare café mocha using powdered cocoa while others mainly use chocolate syrups. More so, the chocolate used can either be a pure dark chocolate or a pure white chocolate. The result would be a dark café mocha mix and a white mocha variation respectively. They just differ due to the kind of chocolate used.
Mocha has whipped cream in normal preparation but milk foam is also used in general.
History of Latte:-
Latte is invented by a Italian barista in the bay area in California named Lino Meiorin, he made truly Italian cappuccinos which were found by the local market as being too strong. So, Meiorin made adjustments making a cappuccino with larger portions of milk to lessen its strength. He called the drink café latte knowing that he only added more latte (milk) on the drink. The customers seemed to like it and soon it picked up and spread all across the world.
Difference between Latte and Mocha (Latte vs Mocha):-
1) Latte uses large amount of milk whereas mocha has normal quantity of milk.
2) Mocha has chocolate syrup (or powder) in its preparation but latte does not use chocolate.
3) Latte uses froth (milk foam) whereas mocha usually use whipped cream.