I’m a coffee snob, but not in the usual way. I prefer java from home, partly because I believe in organic, fair trade beans like I talked about in this post.
Jim takes a thermos full to work every day, leaving just enough in the pot for me to have my one daily cup. I love my mocha fix.
I used to mix in a few tablespoons of hot chocolate mix and call it a mocha. I actually quite like the taste. However, I have a quest to go deeper into organic, fair trade cocoa, as well as reduce the number of chemicals I ingest. You can imagine how much crap is in the usual hot chocolate mix.
Here’s my current method. I take a tablespoon of honey, homegrown on our farm, and stick it in my thermal mug. The amount, of course, would vary to your personal taste. To this I add a pinch of salt and a heaping teaspoon of cocoa (organic when I can get it in my little town). I fill my thermal mug most of the way with coffee, stir until the honey and cocoa are dissolved, then add a shot of cream to top it off. Maybe a sprinkle of cinnamon if I feel like it that day.
Pop the lid on it, take it to work with me, and enjoy!
Ah, this is my favorite way to make mocha, these days! I get to say how much cream and how much sweet and how strong the coffee … AND choose a brand of cocoa without a dirt aftertaste. Win, win, win, win!
Cool! I’m not the only one who thought of this, eh? 😉
Sounds delish. I don’t usually put sugar in, but if I’m using straight cocoa, honey would make for a wonderful sweetener. I use special dark syrup so higher cocoa content and lower sugar.
I’m trying to use honey in everything I possibly can, since it’s homegrown!