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Mayan Mocha Powder Coffee Recipe

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Mayan Mocha is the new kid on the block, the trendiest caffeinated drink by far, and it’s easy to see why. The spicy, chocolatey drink is mocha elevated to the next level. 

Here’s the thing, instant powders are all right, but they’re not perfect. If you want to enjoy a Mayan Mocha, then you must make your own powder mix.

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What is Mayan Mocha Anyway?

You might not know this, but chocolate is native to southern Mexico, and the Mayan culture has enjoyed it for centuries! They like their chocolate spicy, so a few warm spices are more than welcome. 

What to do with a tempting cup of spicy chocolate? Mocha, of course. By adding a teaspoon of instant espresso to the mix, you get one tropical cup of mocha.

What You’ll Need

For this recipe, you need instant espresso and cocoa powder; these are the main ingredients and will give flavor to the Mayan Mocha powder. Then you have the spices and be creative here. I use cinnamon, nutmeg and a pinch of cayenne for added spiciness. A pinch of salt brings it all together.

When to Serve Mayan Mocha?

This take on the ancestral drink is perfect to surprise a coffee lover who will certainly not expect the comforting scents of brown spices. This is an authentic specialty drink that’s definitely better than what you’ll find in coffee shops. 

This tasty powder is better when used to flavor a cold glass of milk. You can also try it with boiling water and just add a splash of creamer for a lighter experience!

There’s no way of getting this one wrong. All the ingredients are heavenly, and that means your Mayan Mocha will undoubtedly turn out great. Whenever you want to make an impression, then go with this recipe. 

The best part? You can make a large batch of Mayan Mocha powder, and it will last for weeks!

What to Serve with Mayan Mocha?

This specialty coffee is fantastic with one of those Mexican sweet pastries, the country has dozens of sweet bakes, and they’re all attractively sweet. A slice of cake or even a cinnamon roll will pair with Mayan Mocha nicely, too. Anything sweet but not cloying, that’s what you want to serve with this aromatic cup of mocha!

How to Make It

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Total Time5 min
  • Serving Size1
  • Energy33 cal




In a mug or mason jar, combine all the ingredients and store them until ready to use.


To make Mayan Mocha Coffee, add the powder mix to a cup of warm water or milk and stir until fully dissolved.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size1
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories33
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat1.2 g78 g1.54%
  • Saturated Fat0.7 g20 g3.5%
  • Sodium237 mg2300 mg10.3%
  • Total Carbohydrate7.5 g275 g2.73%
  • Dietary Fiber2.7 g28 g9.64%
  • Total Sugars3.4 g
  • Protein1.2 g50 g2.4%
  • Calcium23 mg1300 mg1.77%
  • Iron1 mg18 mg5.56%
  • Potassium100 mg4700 mg2.13%