Dilettante Mocha Café Blog

In 2022, more and more people are choosing to become coffee drinkers. The sweet and slightly acidic drink has a cult-like following, and many consider a cup of coffee essential to their daily routine. Coffee is popular, but for a new coffee drinker, it can be hard to know where to begin.
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Since opening in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Neighborhood in 1976, the Mocha Café has blended the lines between coffee and chocolate shop. The café features artisan chocolates, pastries, and coffee using heirloom recipes. This Mother’s Day, visit the Mocha Café and treat a mother or maternal figure to elegant chocolate craftsmanship.
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A café is a place for everyone to come and feel relaxed. The low hum of music and coffee machines create a fast-casual environment to suit many different types of people. A café is a great place to work on a laptop, enjoy freshly-made foods, and even make new friends.
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The Chocolate Scale is at the heart of every Dilettante’s Mocha Café. For the past several months, this scale showed four chocolate blends customers could choose from to include in a mocha or hot chocolate drink. Fans of milk chocolate will be pleased to hear Dilettante is reintroducing its milk chocolate blend back to Dilettante’s chocolate scale.
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Each day, the staff working at the Dilettante Mocha Café work hard to give visitors a unique experience. Since the Mocha Café first opened, its emphasis wasn’t only on its pastries and coffee, but also its handcrafted chocolates. Now, customers can create their own custom assortments of artisan chocolates to treat friends and family.

On the counter of each café, customers can view Dilettante’s expert craftsmanship. Each chocolate piece is made from talented chocolatiers, who work to create a gourmet-quality taste. Alongside Dilettante’s classic chocolate truffles, visitors can also treat themselves to chocolate caramels and toffee pieces.

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Spring is a time of new beginnings, and Easter is the perfect time to celebrate the new time of year. The Easter Bunny, egg hunts, and gift baskets all share the same excitement and discovery of the new season. This April, enjoy a festive dessert that perfectly matches the Easter spirit.
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As the weeks pass, more and more travel restrictions are lifted, giving more incentive to visit new places. Traveling is exciting, but delayed flights, odd takeoff hours, and long layovers can diminish the experience. For those visiting SeaTac Airport, the Dilettante Mocha Café is open twenty-four hours a day to help assist travelers on their journey.
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Cafés are a unique experience with different atmospheres than restaurants or casual dining. A local café provides a convenient meeting place for friends, a productive workspace, or a way to relax. The café is also uniquely positioned to serve quality coffee and pastries.
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The Dilettante Mocha Café would like to thank all its supporters for their patience and understanding during the last several months. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought added challenges and changes to the Dilettante café environment. Thankfully, due to the collective effort of the community, customers will no longer be required to wear a mask or show proof of vaccination beginning today.
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Coffee is easier to find now more than ever. Workplaces, hotel lobbies, and households are convenient places to enjoy coffee, but many still choose to get their fix from a local café.

A local café has a distinct atmosphere and appeal for coffee drinkers. However, visiting a café can offer much more than just a favorite drink. For those curious about the appeal of a local coffee shop, here are ten reasons to visit one.

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Behind the scenes of the Dilettante Mocha Café, chocolatiers work hard to provide delicious treats to supplement the coffee and pastries. Visitors who have enjoyed a chocolate truffle, toffee, or caramel piece are already familiar with their work. As the Mocha Café continues into 2022, these chocolatiers will make new, delicious reasons to stop by.
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For many people living in the Pacific Northwest, drinking a cup of coffee is a daily morning ritual. The floral and chocolatey flavor can help a person wake up in the morning and stay focused throughout the day. Although there are clear benefits to drinking coffee, the drawbacks are also worth keeping in mind.
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