I called this morning mocha for purely alliterative purposes, and because I wasn’t comfortable with a one-worded title. Really, this is a great drink for any time of day. In fact, I have a lot of time on my hands these days, so I’ve taken to creating ‘coffee shop afternoons’, and this mocha often features there. I put on some jazz, make lots of coffee, and work my way through a stack of books and magazines while my cat clambers over me and the furniture. It feels productive, and is as enjoyable a way as any to fill the time provided by unemployment.
The recipe is very rough; basically, moderate the quantity of ingredients to make it as sweet/ chocolatey/ dark/ bitter as your mood and tastes determine. However, if you’re feeling adventurous, change it up with a pinch of cinnamon/ salt/ chilli / vanilla bean. The options are endless.
- 1-1.5 cups freshly brewed coffee
- handful of dates
- 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1-2 tbsp milk of choice (I really like oat milk at the moment)
Blend everything together in a blender and adjust accordingly.