Origin of mocha
- After Mocha , a town of southwest Yemen
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- The beans often had a chocolaty flavor, hence by extension came to refer to any coffee with a chocolate flavor, or any mixture of coffee and chocolate flavors, notably coffee with chocolate syrup added.
- From Mocha, Yemen, a port on the Red Sea, from Arabic المخا (al-Mukhā), due to its being a major marketplace for coffee during Ottoman rule.