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Marocchino Coffee

Prep time: 5 minuti Cook time: 1 minuti
Total: 5 minuti Yields: 1

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Among the variations of traditional espresso coffee, Marocchino coffee is one of the most popular. And how could it be otherwise? It is a small delight made up of three layers: an espresso coffee base to which cocoa powder and milk foam are added. The result is a perfect coffee to be enjoyed at any time of the day when you want to pamper yourself!

Do you want to learn how to prepare a perfect Moroccan like a real barista? Here’s how it’s done!


What is a Marocchino Coffee

Although the name suggests foreign origins, this drink is absolutely Italian: to be precise, it was born in Piedmont as a variant of the classic Turin bicerin, which is prepared with espresso coffee, hot chocolate and milk cream.

Moroccan coffee blends the intensity of an espresso with the sweetness of cocoa and the creaminess of milk. It is a delight for the palate that envelops you in a warm and aromatic embrace. This recipe is perfect for pampering yourself on a cold winter morning or giving yourself a comforting break during the day.

Why You’ll Like It

  1. Simple but delicious: This recipe is incredibly easy to make, but the result is extraordinarily delicious. You can enjoy great coffee without the need for sophisticated equipment.
  2. Variability: You can customize your Moroccan coffee by adding milk and sugar to your taste. You can make it sweeter or stronger depending on your preference.
  3. Enveloping flavor: The contrast between the rich, dark coffee and the sweetness of the cocoa creates an enveloping flavor that makes you feel pampered and awake.

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How do you prepare a Marocchino Coffee?

Ingredients

  • Espresso coffee  – 1 cup of espresso
  • Cocoa powder  – 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder
  • Whole milk  – to taste
  • Sugar – to taste

Instructions

  1. Espresso: To obtain Moroccan coffee you need to start by preparing a good espresso. After preparing it (with the coffee machine or with the moka, depending on how you are used to), pour it into a transparent glass cup.
  2. Frothing the milk: At this point, froth the milk well with the steam nozzle in the coffee machine or with an electric milk frother, until you obtain a compact foam.
  3. Make the coffee: Now that all the ingredients are ready, make the Moroccan coffee: sprinkle the espresso in the cup with a first spoonful of cocoa powder, add the whipped cream to fill the glass and sprinkle again with the second spoonful of cocoa in powder.
  4. Add sugar: Sweeten your Moroccan to taste and enjoy it, mixing the three layers of coffee, milk and cocoa well.

Suggestions

  • Brew high-quality espresso to get the best base for your Moroccan coffee.
  • Add the cocoa powder and mix well to ensure it dissolves completely.
  • Adjust the amount of milk and sugar according to your personal tastes.

Variations

  1. Cold Moroccan Coffee: Prepare espresso and cocoa as directed, then let cool. Add ice cubes and cold milk for a refreshing summer version.
  2. Moroccan Coffee with Whipped Cream: Top your drink with a generous splash of whipped cream and a sprinkling of cocoa powder for an extra touch of indulgence.

How To Serve Moroccan Coffee?

  • Pour your delicious Moroccan coffee into a hot coffee mug or glass.
  • You can accompany it with biscuits, and pastries or simply enjoy it on its own for a tasty and satisfying break.

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Marocchino Coffee

Caroline Sciberras
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Italian
Servings 1 person

Ingredients
  

  • 1 espresso shot
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • Whole milk to taste
  • Sugar to taste

Instructions
 

  • Espresso: To obtain Moroccan coffee you need to start by preparing a good espresso. After preparing it (with the coffee machine or with the moka, depending on how you are used to), pour it into a transparent glass cup.
  • Frothing the milk: At this point, froth the milk well with the steam nozzle in the coffee machine or with an electric milk frother, until you obtain a compact foam.
  • Make the coffee: Now that all the ingredients are ready, make the Moroccan coffee: sprinkle the espresso in the cup with a first spoonful of cocoa powder, add the whipped cream to fill the glass, and sprinkle again with the second spoonful of cocoa in powder.
  • Add sugar: Sweeten your Moroccan to taste and enjoy it, mixing the three layers of coffee, milk, and cocoa well.
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