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1A type of fine-quality coffee.as modifier ‘Kenyan, Colombian or mocha coffee’
- ‘The local coffee mocha (named after the town al-Mukha), became an important item in world trade.’
- ‘Many grocery stores carry all kinds of ‘specialty coffees’ such as mint, mocha, or almond.’
- ‘A whoosh of freshly ground mocha coffee hits the nose and then, once the wine hits your mouth, it's joined by black fruits, liquorice, spice and a spray of refreshing acidity.’
- 1.1 A drink or flavouring made with mocha, typically with chocolate added.count noun ‘espresso kiosks serving mochas and cappuccinos’
- ‘He doesn't want to be asked if he wants mocha chocalatta, he just wants a coffee and he wants it now.’
- ‘She walked out of the small shop with an iced mocha latte, just the smell of coffee awakening her completely.’
- ‘Two largo mochas with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles to go, please.’
- ‘I could live off iced mochas any time of the year.’
- ‘Natalia set out for the nearest coffee stand and ordered herself a cup of hot mocha.’
- ‘I would love nothing more than to spend my days whipping up mochas and lattes with no responsibility other than making change.’
- ‘Not mention, I was horribly addicted to iced mochas and hot chocolates.’
- ‘Wi-Fi laptops work quietly on tables while their owners sip their double mocha peppermint latte coffees and finish their sales reports.’
- ‘He ordered his usual mocha latte and grabbed his usual table.’
- ‘I stood up even though I still half a cup of mocha left.’
- ‘Steph was sitting on the edge of her bed staring out the window with her usual cup of mocha coffee.’
- ‘I drink café mochas at least four or five times a day.’
- ‘Over the past few months I had learned that she wasn't a morning person until she had at least three cups of peppermint mocha coffee and a bowl of fruit.’
- ‘They can't do the lattes or mochas, what they have is a jar of instant coffee.’
- ‘Once people are used to going back to school and get back into more daily rituals, they will go back to lattes and mochas.’
- ‘She was contemplating whether or not she wanted to stop at the local coffee shop to get an iced mocha latte when she heard someone call out her name.’
- ‘He looked as if he wanted to say more, so I silenced myself, but he took his time by first blowing at the surface of his mocha coffee and taking a tentative sip.’
- ‘A mocha coffee typically contains 350 calories and a large muffin has 500 calories, so be prepared to take at least a two-hour hike to walk off your breakfast.’
- ‘Her double mocha latte at the best coffee shop in New York, gone!’
- ‘But despite the growing popularity of mochas and lattes, coffee farmers are increasingly going hungry as their plants die in the field.’
- 1.2 A dark brown colour.‘the eyeliner is available in soft mocha and soft charcoal’
- ‘Then she realized that one of his eyes was deep mocha brown and the other was a bright sky blue, almost too blue.’
- ‘Her jeans were mocha brown and new denim, not faded a day.’
- ‘Walking out to the train, I noticed that it sported a blue and white color scheme with black stripes unlike the usual forest green, cream, and mocha colors.’
- ‘If you have brown eyes, stick with taupe, sable and mocha hues.’
- ‘I made mental descriptions of each of them, from their lined eyes, mocha shades, leather skirts, tight jeans, any and everything.’
- ‘If you wore a chocolate brown hair color this past winter, you can easily step into this season's color palette with a soft mocha hue.’
- ‘There's nothing more fabulous than a sheer mocha lip - it's a sexy natural pout that never goes out of style.’
- ‘A barbecued duck breast with roasted plums might have been enjoyable if it hadn't arrived mocha brown.’
2A soft kind of leather made from sheepskin.
Late 18th century: named after Mocha, a port in Yemen on the Red Sea, from where the coffee and leather were first shipped.
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