Bring The Coffeehouse to Your House with a Mocafe Giveaway

by Michelle M

Shhhh, I have a little secret to tell you.  I don’t like coffee.  Or rather, I do like coffee, but only when it’s had so many things added to it that it no longer tastes like coffee.  When I head to my local coffee house, I usually end up drinking a chai or something similar because it tastes better to me.  And oh, do they taste good.  I have to curb my habit, however, because it gets expensive quickly.  Where I usually go, my chai costs me $4.55.  Ouch.  As pleasant as it tastes, my wallet tends to complain.

It isn’t complaining right now, however.  I recently received some samples of Mocafe’s products, and I have been enjoying them every day since.  There is just about every flavor available under the sun, and I sampled the matcha green tea frappe, the Precious Divinity Spiced and Vanilla Chais, and the Azteca D’oro 1519 Spiced Ground Chocolate.  All these have caffeine, so I was able to drink only one cup in the morning, but there are several offerings that don’t contain caffeine – from the decaf spiced chai to the decaf mocha frappe to the variety of fruit smoothies available.

I loved that the packaging lists recipe ideas for each of the products so that I don’t have to figure out how I want to use them.  The matcha green tea frappe is easily blended with ice cubes to create a great frappe for warmer days.  I enjoyed the taste of this, with just a bit of green tea and sweetness.  It wasn’t overly rich, and it wasn’t at all grainy, which had been my fear with a frozen drink.  While I abstained from adding the whipped cream shown on the packaging, this is something I will happily drink.  The three pound bag costs $26.52 and makes 35 drinks.  I can drink six of the matcha tea frappes for the cost of one of my usual coffee house drinks.  My only complaint is that the three pound bag offers no way to reclose it, so I had to place it in a new container and cut out the instructions to save for later.  I would have loved to see a zip top of some sort on the bag.

I used the chocolate mixed in with some espresso and heated milk for a great mocha latte, as well.  This one I did give in and add the whipped cream – or rather my husband did, since he made it for me – and it was a tasty addition.  In fact, my husband tried to steal this drink from me and keep it for himself.  I’ll be honest that I preferred the other drinks to the one my husband made, but only because his very strong espresso overpowered the drink for me, but it’s easy enough to add less espresso and more milk.  I’m looking forward to trying this chocolate as a “pure” hot chocolate, as that is another recipe offered on the canister, along with a frozen mocha frappe.  The cocoa comes in single serving samples, 14 ounce and 3 pound tins, and 3 pound bags.  An individual 14 ounce tin contains 10 servings and also costs around $0.70 cents per serving.

The chais were the beverages I was most looking forward to tasting, and I’ve had both of them served hot, although there are also recipes for iced chais on the packages.  The vanilla chai is fairly sweet and not the typical chai I’m used to drinking.  While I used more than the 8 ounces of water in my mug with the single scoop, I felt the need to add a little extra with the vanilla chai to get a stronger flavor.  The spiced chai was right up my alley, however, and was a beautifully flavored drink with loads of cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom.  I appreciated that the spiced chai is made with “real” ingredients – cane sugar, nonfat milk, wildflower honey, and the like.  Both chais are offered in single serving packs, 12 ounce tins, and 3 pound bags at a cost under $0.70 per cup.

Somehow, I have a feeling that I won’t be visiting my local coffee house so much anymore.  I love the flavors, especially the spiced chai, and the 130 calories for this chai?  Well, yeah, it’s a little bit less than what I usually drink – only about half as much.  Yikes!  Apparently Mocafe is working on becoming my new best friend in the morning – especially after I order and try out some of that Thai Tea Latte – another of my favorite drinks.

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In the interest of full disclosure, I received samples of the products described above for review purposes.  This was a compensated review, but all opinions remain my own.

Written by 5 Minutes For Mom contributor Michelle, who is currently nursing a hot chai, wishing that spring would return to Chicago so she warms up again.  Read about her travails in the Windy City on her blog Honest & Truly! or follow her on Twitter as @HonestAndTruly.




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Michelle is a stay at home mom of Mister Man (8) and Little Miss (6). When she's not out volunteering or running children to therapy or practices, you can find her in the kitchen or on her personal blog Honest & Truly where there's always a good story or new recipe or at her review blog Honest And Truly Reviews. You can also connect with her on Twitter.

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1 Michael Davis April 5, 2012 at 11:48 am

Hey Michelle liked your post very much. Do you know what my favorite is? Espresso! Great post! Very informative. Thanks so much!

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2 Erika April 5, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I’d like the Vanilla Chai!

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3 HappyMomC April 5, 2012 at 1:52 pm

I’d like to try mango chai latte

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4 Ellen C. April 5, 2012 at 5:40 pm

The spiced chai sounds delicious. Thanks for the chance.

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5 Natalia April 5, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Mango chai sounds good!

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6 Lizzy April 6, 2012 at 12:16 am

I would like to try the vanilla chai!

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7 Jeff April 6, 2012 at 10:15 am

Sounds like you can save some money by using this product.

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8 Liz April 6, 2012 at 11:29 am

Decaf Original Mocafe Mocha Frappe please. Thanks.

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9 Lori April 6, 2012 at 12:32 pm

My favorite to try would be the vanilla chai.

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10 Susan Heim April 6, 2012 at 2:23 pm

I’m very intrigued by the Mango Chai. I’m not sure if I’d like it, but I’m willing to give it a try!

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11 Brenda C April 6, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Honeydew Fruit Smoothie sounds yummy

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12 Kristi April 6, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Peanut butter mocha frappe.

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13 Cheryl Free April 7, 2012 at 12:14 am

I’d most like to try Spiced Chai ヅ *Thanks* for the giveaway!

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14 kristen April 7, 2012 at 2:53 pm

I would love to try the Mango Smoothies

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15 Jessica T April 7, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Matcha CHai! Sounds awesome and healthy!

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16 Robin April 7, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Spiced chai or matcha chai would be great. Thanks.

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17 Stephanie Phelps April 7, 2012 at 11:03 pm

They all sound yummy but I choose vanilla chai

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18 Isabelle April 7, 2012 at 11:45 pm

Mango chai would be nice to try.

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19 debra pearlstein April 8, 2012 at 1:35 am

The vanilla chai sounds great.

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20 sandy April 8, 2012 at 1:42 am

spiced…………………………………chai or mango

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21 Claudia M April 8, 2012 at 1:49 am

i am a Java Junkie :) Spiced Chai or vanilla chai sounds great.

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22 Kirsten P. April 8, 2012 at 1:59 am

I’d love to try the Vanilla Chai.

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23 mrsshukra April 8, 2012 at 3:01 am

Vanilla Chai looks good!

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24 Melissa April 8, 2012 at 8:42 am

It all sounds delicious!!

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25 Kathlyne April 8, 2012 at 11:44 am

The vanilla chai and mexican spiced hot chocolate sound good.

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26 Caitlin McClure April 8, 2012 at 11:47 am

Would love to try the spiced chai

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27 Debbie Clauer April 8, 2012 at 11:50 am

Spiced Chai – love the scent !!!

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28 Staci A April 8, 2012 at 12:09 pm

The Vanilla Chai sounds great!

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29 Cheryl Rahkonen April 8, 2012 at 12:59 pm

I would love to try the Spiced Ground Chocolate.

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30 Paula Tavernie April 8, 2012 at 2:47 pm

The Vanilla Chai!
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31 Hoa Le April 8, 2012 at 3:34 pm

I would like to try the Mango Chai flavor.

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32 Kenna April 8, 2012 at 4:02 pm

I would really like to try the vanilla chai. Sounds so yummy!

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33 Mary A April 8, 2012 at 4:08 pm

mocha frappe…I’m addicted to these things so would be nice to make at home. Spiced chai would be great too.

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34 Lorri S April 8, 2012 at 4:22 pm

I would choose Vanilla chai

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35 jacqueline April 8, 2012 at 5:12 pm

love to try the spiced chai! jmmccarr@gmail.com

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36 Cathy Mattison April 8, 2012 at 7:53 pm

The mango chai sounds great.

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37 Michele Anne April 8, 2012 at 8:47 pm

spiced chai sounds great.

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38 Kristen N. April 8, 2012 at 8:49 pm

I would love to try the Spiced Chai!

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39 Courtney Desormeaux April 8, 2012 at 9:23 pm

I would most like to try the spiced chai.

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40 wendy wallach April 8, 2012 at 11:00 pm

spiced chai sounds good

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41 Amanda Kinder April 8, 2012 at 11:44 pm

Most definitely the vanilla chai!

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42 Linda Kish April 9, 2012 at 12:02 am

Tahitian vanilla frappe

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43 DeeAnn S April 9, 2012 at 7:59 am

I’d love to try the Azteca D’oro 1519 Spiced Ground Chocolate! Thanks.

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44 debbie April 9, 2012 at 9:07 am

I would like to try the spiced chai.

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45 Karen Gonyea April 9, 2012 at 11:09 am

I would LOVE to try the Vanilla Chai :)

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46 Charlotte Padgett April 9, 2012 at 1:18 pm

The spiced ground chocolate sounds so good.

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47 Sarah P April 9, 2012 at 6:00 pm

I’d most like to try the Precious Divinity Spiced and Vanilla Chais.

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48 Lisa Sheldon April 9, 2012 at 7:24 pm

I would love to try White Chocolate Frappe

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49 gina April 9, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Toffee Mocha Frappe

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50 Shannon April 9, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Vanilla chai…yum! Would love to try!

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51 Stephanie V. April 10, 2012 at 12:11 am

Vanilla Chai – vanilla latte fan anyway so like it light and sweet!

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52 dan williams April 10, 2012 at 10:42 am

twitted this today

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53 June April 11, 2012 at 5:51 pm

I love any type of coffee.

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54 Catherine April 11, 2012 at 7:48 pm

I’d love to try the spiced chai. YUM!

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55 Christine April 11, 2012 at 10:46 pm

the vanilla chai

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56 Noelle April 12, 2012 at 2:23 am

The spiced chai.
Thanks!
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57 Beth April 12, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Ooh! The Spiced Ground Chocolate!

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58 Giveaway Gal April 12, 2012 at 5:32 pm

vanilla chai sounds yummy!

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59 Shari April 12, 2012 at 7:30 pm

I’m sure I would love the spiced chai!

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60 cynthia April 12, 2012 at 8:40 pm

green tea frappe

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61 Allie Lanc April 12, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Vanilla Chai sounds good to me.

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62 Scott T April 12, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Mango for me!

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63 susan varney April 13, 2012 at 7:54 am

i’d like to try the vanilla chai

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64 Shar Donoho April 13, 2012 at 10:28 am

I would like to try the Belizian Vanilla organic frappe & the Vanilla Chai.

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65 Devanne April 13, 2012 at 12:15 pm

vanilla chi. i love anything with a hint of vanilla!

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66 david basile April 13, 2012 at 8:43 pm

spiced chai would be the pick

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67 Melissa Bush April 14, 2012 at 1:44 pm

I would like to try the Precious Divinity Spiced and Vanilla Chais.

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68 Missy Lynnh April 14, 2012 at 2:43 pm

I want to try Vanilla Chai

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69 Linda F April 14, 2012 at 8:56 pm

I’d like to try the Spiced Chai

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70 Cori Westphal April 14, 2012 at 9:57 pm

I think the Vanilla Chai sounds best! Yum!

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71 Kelly Andrus April 15, 2012 at 2:47 pm

I would love to try the spiced chai!

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72 Diane F April 16, 2012 at 12:11 pm

I would like to try the Vanilla Chai

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73 Diana G April 16, 2012 at 5:31 pm

mango chai latte

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74 Desiree Dunbar April 16, 2012 at 5:38 pm

The Vanilla Chai sounds good.

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75 Roxann Clark April 16, 2012 at 6:18 pm

The spiced chai sounds delicious.

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76 Brittney House April 16, 2012 at 9:45 pm

spiced chai sounds good.

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77 jeni lutz April 16, 2012 at 10:42 pm

The vanilla chi sounds yummy

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78 Vicki K April 16, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Mango chai! Thanks!

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79 Kate S April 16, 2012 at 10:54 pm

The Spiced Ground Chocolate sounds delish!

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80 Carrie Baird April 16, 2012 at 11:16 pm

I would love to try the Matcha Green Tea Frappe

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81 Eileen Burke April 17, 2012 at 9:16 am

I would love to try the Vanilla Chai

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82 kathy pease April 17, 2012 at 9:32 am

id love to try the Azteca D’oro 1519 Spiced Ground Chocolate

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83 Jennifer April 17, 2012 at 10:04 am

vanilla chai sounds awesome!

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84 Jen V. April 17, 2012 at 10:04 am

I would like to try the Vanilla Chai. Sounds yummy!

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85 Faith I. April 17, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Peanut butter mocha frappe

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86 Jessica B April 17, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I would like the the Vanilla Chai!

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87 Bonnigene April 17, 2012 at 4:05 pm

I would really like to try the spiced chai flavor…I love different chai teas.

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88 Andrea Henry April 17, 2012 at 5:26 pm

vanilla chai sounds good to us.

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89 Ed Nemmers April 17, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Matcha Green Tea Frappe is my item of choice!

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90 jules April 17, 2012 at 6:49 pm

vanilla chai for sure

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91 melissa April 17, 2012 at 7:18 pm

I would like to try the spiced chai

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92 Jodie M. April 17, 2012 at 7:44 pm

I would love to try the Peanut Butter Mocha Frappe.

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93 shirley pebbles April 17, 2012 at 8:48 pm

I’d like the Vanilla Chai.

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94 Dede April 17, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Vanilla Chai sounds perfect to me!
Thanks for the giveaway :)

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95 shawna April 17, 2012 at 9:10 pm

I would like white chocolate frappe.

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96 Melanie C April 17, 2012 at 9:27 pm

I’d love to try their Dominican Sweet Ground Chocolate.

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97 Michaela R April 17, 2012 at 9:55 pm

I think I’d like the Vanilla Chai the most.

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98 Traci Lynn Butler April 17, 2012 at 10:08 pm

I’d like to try the Vanilla Chai!

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99 McKinney Mommas April 17, 2012 at 10:42 pm

THe GREEN TEA looks fantastic to me!

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100 Ada April 17, 2012 at 11:33 pm

I’m a huge Vanilla Chai fan, that sounds like a winner.

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101 Lisa L April 17, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Mango Chai sounds like an interesting flavor!

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102 Nancy Meyer April 18, 2012 at 12:14 am

Matcha green tea!

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