Anyone tried Touba Coffee?

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Anyone tried Touba Coffee?

Post by DianaHaddad » Wed May 15, 2019 4:59 am

It's a specialty of the city of Touba in Senegal. They roast spices right along with the coffee beans, and then it all gets ground together and brewed.

I've been to Senegal but not Touba. There is a place in Brooklyn that makes it and I'm really curious. http://cafetouba.coffee/
Their food menu looks really good too.

Is it popular where any of you guys live?
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Re: Anyone tried Touba Coffee?

Post by DianaHaddad » Wed May 15, 2019 5:02 am

Whoops, that was the wrong link but it still explains the coffee well, I think. This is the NY restaurant. http://www.caferuedix.net/menu
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Post by gnd » Wed May 15, 2019 12:58 pm

no! but it sounds devine! I love coffee!
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Re: Anyone tried Touba Coffee?

Post by gnd » Wed May 15, 2019 12:58 pm

"You do not have permission to view this site" :(


EDIT: munchies/VICE link.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/wj3y ... onal-latte
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Post by Stan In Maryland » Wed May 15, 2019 1:00 pm

I have not. I am guessing I wouldn't be a fan as I don't like any kind of flavor in my coffee. Just straight black coffee for me. I am boring.
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Post by gnd » Wed May 15, 2019 1:02 pm

hmmm spicy coffee. Sometimes I´ve added a slight hint of chilli pepper to my coffee (same as for hot cocoa, but ya know, coffee). yum!
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Post by VinnyD » Wed May 15, 2019 3:49 pm

I'm pretty much with Stan. I said in that chip thread that I liked potato-flavored potato chips, and I also like coffee-flavored coffee.

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Post by gnd » Wed May 15, 2019 8:24 pm

do u like water-flavoured water?
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Post by VinnyD » Wed May 15, 2019 8:32 pm

You bet.

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Post by DianaHaddad » Wed May 15, 2019 9:47 pm

I said :roll: in the chip thread and I say :roll: here.
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Post by VinnyD » Wed May 15, 2019 10:19 pm

Heh.

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Post by Scrubb » Thu May 16, 2019 2:26 am

ALthough I drink my coffee black too, I would like to try touba coffee - I think the flavour could be more like a variation on coffee flavour, than like a "flavoured" coffee. If that makes sense.
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Post by DianaHaddad » Thu May 16, 2019 2:31 am

It sounds to me like the coffee version of chai. I'm dying to get to that restaurant, but Brooklyn may as well be the moon.
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Post by DianaHaddad » Thu May 16, 2019 2:32 am

I've literally been to Africa more times than I've been to Brooklyn.
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Post by Scrubb » Thu May 16, 2019 3:28 am

DianaHaddad wrote:
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I've literally been to Africa more times than I've been to Brooklyn.
Ha! That is crazy.
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Post by northern_goddess » Thu May 16, 2019 4:04 am

DianaHaddad wrote:
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I've literally been to Africa more times than I've been to Brooklyn.
Me too!
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Post by DianaHaddad » Thu May 16, 2019 4:14 am

But I live 4 miles away.
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Post by leela » Thu May 16, 2019 4:22 am

I've certainly had spiced coffee, but I don't know if it was Touba. I really enjoyed it. And yes, one of them was like the coffee version of chai (though not pre sweetened). Another was more straightforward - a ginger coffee.

Unlike Vinny, I can like both coffee flavoured coffee and spice enhanced coffee.
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Post by DianaHaddad » Thu May 16, 2019 4:30 am

A woman of reason! If there were a non-eyeroll emoji, I'd be posting it here now.
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Post by Stan In Maryland » Thu May 16, 2019 4:50 pm

DianaHaddad wrote:
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It sounds to me like the coffee version of chai. I'm dying to get to that restaurant, but Brooklyn may as well be the moon.
See, I like chai, but I don't think of it as tea. I know that doesn't make a lot sense, but it works for me. So if this struck me as a completely different drink than coffee, it might work for me.
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Post by VinnyD » Thu May 16, 2019 5:14 pm

That actually makes sense to me. I wonder if I would like those chips if I could think of them as non-chips.

I like really good coffee. I wouldn't put flavorings in really good coffee for the same kind of reason I wouldn't mix single-malt Scotch with ginger ale. I suspect that the Touba coffee is made with coffee that I wouldn't enjoy on its own (and the same goes for chai and tea), so if those were the only choices then I might well go for the Touba coffee. But if I could get a freshly roasted medium to light roast Sumatra Mandheling, that's what I would prefer.

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Post by mishmish » Fri May 17, 2019 8:36 am

Makes sense to me too. I like chai and I don't think of it as tea.
I've had cardamom coffee made exactly the same way as your Touba coffee. I actually have some in the cupboard. Delicious, and delicious aroma, but yeah, it is radically different.

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Post by leela » Fri May 17, 2019 8:47 am

I forgot about cardamom coffee. I enjoyed that, too.
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Post by VinnyD » Fri May 17, 2019 10:33 am

I have enjoyed cardamom coffee but I wouldn't make it with high-quality coffee for the reasons stated above, and I would rather have high-quality coffee than low-quality coffee + cardamom.

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Post by mad hatter » Fri May 17, 2019 10:36 am

so you said
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Post by DianaHaddad » Fri May 17, 2019 7:27 pm

mad hatter wrote:
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so you said
LOL!
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Post by mad hatter » Fri May 17, 2019 7:30 pm

flavoured coffees and teas are their own thing, to compare them to boutique coffee roasts is kinda pointless and wanky to boot. twice.

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Post by DianaHaddad » Fri May 17, 2019 7:57 pm

I guess my OP was intended to introduce people to the interesting concept of Touba coffee and see if it was more common in other towns around the US and world than it is where I live. I'm guessing from the responses that it's not. I also wanted to see if anyone had had it in the wild, but I'm not sure how many Stewbies have been to Senegal.
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Post by VinnyD » Fri May 17, 2019 9:07 pm

Wikipedia says it's brewed with a mix of 80% coffee, from Côte d'Ivoire or Gabon, and 20% djar, a pepper-like spice, sometimes with cloves added. The internet tells me that most Côte d'Ivoire and Gabon coffee is robusta

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Post by DianaHaddad » Fri May 17, 2019 9:14 pm

The people at my first link say they use Arabica.
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Post by VinnyD » Fri May 17, 2019 9:21 pm

Nobody cares about authenticity anymore. I wonder if they substitute black pepper for djar.

But no, now that i actually look at the link, I see they use cloves and djar.
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Post by DianaHaddad » Fri May 17, 2019 9:24 pm

Good God. I certainly regret posting this OP.
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Post by leela » Sat May 18, 2019 12:58 am

DianaHaddad wrote:
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Good God. I certainly regret posting this OP.
Well I'm glad you posted it.
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Post by DianaHaddad » Sat May 18, 2019 1:02 am

Aw, thank you.
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Post by VinnyD » Sat May 18, 2019 9:28 am

Me too. I had never heard of that spice before.

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Post by DianaHaddad » Sat May 18, 2019 9:50 am

:roll:
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Post by mad hatter » Sat May 18, 2019 10:37 am

Ffs vinny.
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Post by gnd » Mon May 20, 2019 9:52 pm

GoodGod I suddenly Stressed ya´ll would:


-not realise my Preferences of Manhattan-Water-Flavoured-Water, RedactedCurrentCity-Flavoured-Water....sometimes this new plastic-bottled-water-flavoured-water-scented-subtly-with-local-apples-essence. *fucc nearly had a HEARTATTACK worried ya´ll would think WRongly! *

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