Speaking of intense hot liquid experiences -
Normally I'm not a hot chocolate man. I'm for the pure experience of black coffee, unadulterated, dense, sheer burned harmony. But I was at Espresso Mi Cultura the other day (which, by the way, is a great place - food's crap, coffee's only OK, but when was the last time you walked into a support group for depressed anarchists? "I can't take it... the world is just filled with people who don't understand my politics and it's so HARD...") and I had a sip of my friend's Cafe Mocha, and it was *lovely* - very granular, very fine cocoa flavor. Very Mexican Hot Chocolate in style.
So, now I'm on a quest for good hot chocolate in any form - Mexican, Cafe Mocha, and Good Ole Fashioned.