Caffè marocchino

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  • 1 shot Espresso coffee
  • 3.5 oz milk
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa powder

Caffè Marocchino — or just Marocchino — was created in Alessandria, Italy and consists of a shot of espresso, cocoa powder or hot chocolate and frothed milk, served in a small glass cup. The name Marocchino, which is Italian for Moroccan, is derived from its color as Marocchino was a type of light brown Moroccan leather used in the 1930s.


  • Dust half of the cocoa powder in to the bottom of the cup.
  • Prepare the espresso with your espresso machine and add on top.
  • With the steam wand on your machine froth the milk in a metal jug (or you can use an electric milk frother). 
  • Add the foamed milk to the coffee and sprinkle with the remaining cocoa powder.

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