The jolt in this java comes not just from caffeine but also from hot pepper - it's a true local experience, and you might just find you fancy it!

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Coffee with a bite?

Among the edibles (well, drinkables) you should sample in Senegal, touba coffee is probably one of the most particular. It's brewed pretty much like your garden-variety java, except for one wee little difference: the addition of a touch of popular local hot pepper called selim. And people tend to either love it or loathe it. If you like a spot of coffee yourself, we'd recommend giving it a try more than once, as it can vary greatly depending on where it's made and by whom - in other words, if at first you're not convinced, do give it another go. You'll have many sampling opportunities at a score of coffee stands along the city streets; an especially good area to seek them out is around Place de l'Independence and Medina. Bottoms up!

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