Café Mocha by あき Via Flickr: Nikon Digital@雲門coffee shop, taipei, taiwan.
A Café Mocha is a variant of a cafe latte. Like a latte it is typically one third espresso and two thirds steamed milk, but a shot of chocolate is added. Typically the chocolate is in the form of an Italian syrup, although less sophisticated vending systems use instant chocolate powder. Whipped cream, dustings of cocoa and marshmallows may also be added on top for flavour and decoration.
This being an American invention, it is mostly unknown in Italy and other continental European countries. Mocha was originally a particular variety of coffee from Mocha, Yemen, made without cocoa, but which tasted as if it had cocoa in it, and modern usage usually refers to an imitation of it using other coffee varieties and cocoa.
A variant is white café mocha, instead made with a shot of white chocolate. There are also variants of the drink that mix the two syrups.
A term moccaccino is used in some regions of Europe and the Middle East to describe Café Latte with cocoa or chocolate.
This month, Typhoon Soudelor has been wreaking destruction upon Taiwan and the eastern coast of China, and among its victims have been a pair of Taipei mailboxes.
The symmetry of their damaged state has turned the mailboxes into an online sensation in China, where people have celebrated their cute appearance as a couple resisting the storm’s destructive force. Locals have also flocked to the site to have their picture taken alongside Taipei’s newest tourist attraction.
This is the second of 3 custom made Giphoscopes created for Mime Festival @ Fetch Art, Taipei - Taiwan. More info about the event here: http://on.fb.me/1UtQAbt
A special thanks to Emilie Scuderi for giving us the opportunity to work with such beautiful animations.
The Giphoscope is the world first analog GIF player, handcrafted in Italy by Alessandro Scali and Marco Calabrese at Officina K, Turin, Italy. Info & orders: www.giphoscope.com | firstname.lastname@example.org