SINGLE ORIGIN CHOCOLATE MOCHAS
It’s high time we wrote a little something about our single origin mochas at our newest location on Hawthorne. Many people know us for our extremely limited menu at our tasting room that does not offer any syrups or additives to our beverages. We’re passionate about showcasing single origin coffees that give credit and honor back to the producers. When we opened our second cafe we knew it would be more of a neighborhood shop. We knew that if we were going to offer a mocha, it had to be really special.
Since Coava started in 2008 we’ve been partnering with the folks at Cocanu, providing them with coffee to use in their chocolates. With this relationship already established it seemed like a no-brainer to partner with them for the chocolate used in our mochas and hot chocolates. With this in mind, Cocanu began manufacturing a line of single origin chocolates that is pulverized into a powder so that it can be incorporated into milk drinks without losing the qualities and unique flavor profile of the chocolate itself.
The chocolate in Cloudforest is a 70% dark Ecuadorian chocolate that is rich and earthy with a guava sweetness. These taste notes, paired with any of our single origin espressos translate into a delicious and balanced drink that stays true to both the chocolate and coffee producers without one overshadowing the other.
To create these mochas we melt 28 grams of shaved chocolate into the cup and mix it, by hand, into the espresso. Come see this display of craftsmanship at 2631 Hawthorne Blvd. and treat yourself to a delicious mocha.
Photos taken by Darby Cisneros