A marocchino

Marocchino (caffè marocchino) is a coffee drink created in Alessandria, Italy.[1][2]


Generally, the glass cup is first dusted with cocoa powder, then topped with milk froth and espresso, with a second dusting of cocoa on top.

Serving style

It is served in a small glass and consists of a shot of espresso (sometimes a small shot, or ristretto), cocoa powder and milk froth. In some regions of northern Italy, thick hot cocoa is added.[3][4] In Alba, the home of the Italian chocolate giant Ferrero, Nutella is used. The name Marocchino (Italian for Moroccan) is derived from its colour, as marocchino was a type of light brown leather (see Morocco leather) used in the 1930s to make hair bands.[5][6]

See also


  1. ^ Young, D. (2009) Coffee Love: 50 Ways to Drink Your Java p.34. John Wiley and Sons. ISBN 0-470-28937-6 Retrieved November 2011
  2. ^ Young, Daniel (2009-03-11). Coffee Love: 50 Ways to Drink Your Java. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0-470-28937-2.
  3. ^ Recipes
  4. ^ "Caffe la Barista - International Cooking School of Italian Food & Wine". Archived from the original on 2012-07-01. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  5. ^ Three of the Best Italian Espresso Drinks | Italy Magazine
  6. ^ Thurston, Robert W.; Morris, Jonathan; Steiman, Shawn (2013-10-10). Coffee: A Comprehensive Guide to the Bean, the Beverage, and the Industry. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. ISBN 978-1-4422-1442-2.