Adding Cocoa Powder To Coffee (Here’s How To Do It Right!)

Black coffee is the right way to take in coffee but for some, it’s more of a punishment. If you’re one of those, then you might want to add something to your cup of coffee to elevate your coffee flavor and to make it taste miles better.

Adding cocoa powder to coffee is a great way to impart a chocolatey flavor to your cup of joe. You can add 1 to 1.5 teaspoons of unsweetened cocoa powder to a small amount of coffee and make a paste. Once it mixes well, you can add more coffee to make your own mocha-flavored black coffee. You can even add milk and sugar to make it a perfect cup of mocha.

Can You Add Cocoa Powder To Coffee?

Yes, you can add cocoa powder to your cup of coffee.

Adding cocoa powder can bring hot chocolate goodness to your coffee and can make your black coffee more flavorsome if you’re not a fan of the pure black drink.

Apart from cocoa, there are also other alternatives you can add to make your coffee taste and smell better. You can add vanilla extract, coconut milk, almond milk creamer, honey, cinnamon, maple syrup, and other sugar alternatives to your coffee.

How To Add Cocoa Powder To Coffee?

There are a couple of ways to add cocoa powder to your cup of coffee.

Method 1:

Cocoa powder doesn’t dissolve in water easily at room temperature.

So the first step in this method is to add cocoa powder (1 to 1.5 tsp) to a small amount of water or coffee and make it into a paste.

Once the paste has a fine texture, you can add coffee to this mix. 

And voila, your black coffee now comes with a jolt of cocoa which gives it a nice hot chocolate flavor.

Method 2:

Take 1.5 teaspoons of cocoa powder and mix it with 1 teaspoon of ground coffee (even instant coffee).

Heat milk (or water) to simmer and add it in small amounts to the cocoa-coffee mix. Stir it well with a fork or spoon (the fork is better) until the mix turns into a paste.

Now add more milk while stirring the paste. Your hot cocoa coffee is ready to serve.

You can also add half a teaspoon of cinnamon to the initial mix to add a bit of cinnamon flavor to the drink.

These are two methods that work fine for us, but they aren’t the only methods.

You can always experiment when it comes to cacao powder and coffee powder. If you do and find something awesome, do share it with us below.

In fact, we wrote a post explaining the difference between coffee powder and cacao. If you are interested in the same, do read Coffee Powder vs Cacao.

Does Cocoa Powder Dissolve in Coffee?

Cocoa powder is not completely dissolvable in coffee as it is made up of both soluble and insoluble small particles. When you try dissolving the cocoa powder in coffee (or in milk or water), you will find a small layer of concentrated cocoa. This is something we’ve seen in vending machine beverages and is because of the above reason.

But this doesn’t mean that you can’t dissolve cocoa powder at all. As we highlighted in the above methods, you can mix cocoa powder with a small amount of hot liquid (milk or water) and stir it well to make a paste. Once this paste is made, you can then add coffee to dissolve at least most of the unsweetened cocoa powder.

Why Cocoa Powder?

While there are numerous ingredients you can add to your cup of coffee, why go for cocoa? What does cocoa powder bring to the table?

Cocoa powder is a rich source of Polyphenol (an antioxidant) that helps to lower blood cholesterol, reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, and more.

Talking about lowering LDL cholesterol, the flavanol-rich cocoa can improve the level of nitric oxide in your blood that helps to relax your arteries and blood vessels. 

It can help reduce the risk of stroke and heart disease as well.

If you’re in a bad mood, cocoa powder can help make it showed that pregnant women who consumed cocoa via chocolate or even hot chocolate had reduced stress and also felt the improved mood in babies.

In addition to these awesome benefits, cocoa consumption can also help in fighting Type-2 diabetes, cancer, and even aid in weight loss.

If these don’t tell you how wonderful of an ingredient cocoa powder is, then we don’t know what to say. Just add a teaspoon of cocoa powder to your coffee.

It tastes good, and it good for you.

Adding Cocoa Powder To Coffee – Wrap Up

Adding cocoa powder to your coffee drink brings a lot of goodies to the table. We’ve explained it in detail and you should have ordered your unsweetened cocoa powder by now.

We have also given you two methods that can help you add cocoa powder to coffee the right way.

If you have any other questions, do let us know.

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