Marocchino: Immerse Yourself In The Intense Flavours And Enchanting Aroma Of This Italian Coffee

Italy is home to the world's most decadent coffee drinks. Tons of coffee drinks from latte, cappuccino, ristretto, and lungo have hailed from Italy. However, we are here with a well-known Italian coffee that is sure to rule over your hearts once you try it out. Marocchino is a classic Italian coffee brewed with a shot of strong espresso, milk froth and a hint of cocoa powder. The drink was invented in a beautiful city of Italy named Alessandria, probably somewhere in between the 19th century. It is believed that the drink dates back to the 19th century and rose to popularity after gradually spreading its fine roots from Italy to other neighbouring countries and soon became popular worldwide. Luckily, even today, marocchino is ranked in the top ten list of the world’s best coffee drinks. The drink's name is derived from its colour, as marocchino was a light brown leather used in the 1930s to make hair bands. Typically, a marocchino is served in a small glass which is beautifully topped off with velvety milk froth and dust of cocoa powder floating all over it. In Alba, the home of the Italian chocolate giant Ferrero, Nutella is used for topping off this drink. While, in other parts of Italy, people love brewing it along with thick hot cocoa. Our heart and soul desires a soothing cup of piping hot coffee during wintertime. Would you like to pour yourself a relaxing drink on a chilly morning? Brew this Italian coffee at home by following the steps mentioned underneath.


  • 30ml milk
  • 30ml water
  • 3 big tablespoons of coffee beans 
  • Sugar as per taste

Steps in the making

  • First, dust the glass with coffee powder.
  • Now, brew a shot of espresso using coffee beans and water. 
  • Take the same glass, fill it with freshly brewed espresso, and top it off with froth milk.
  • Lastly, sprinkle some cocoa powder over the top.
  • There you go; your drink is ready to serve and relish.