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Jul 27, 2007 06:52 AM

cafe du monde

I just found a great place to buy sealed tins of Cafe Du Monde coffee with chicory for New Orleans style cold-pressed coffee in Chinatown East, Toronto. It's in the larger grocery store closest to the "Green P" parking lot (sorry can't remember the name!) and at $5.99 it's a bargain compared to other suppliers.

1lb coffee
10cups water
non-reactive container
12 hrs
pass through fine mesh strainer
keeps in sealed container in fridge up to 2 wks

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  1. Yes! I've been getting it there too, to make Vietnamese coffee. A couple of questions about your cold-pressed coffee recipe: for a reduced quantity, is the proportion of water to coffee the same? And, do coffee filters work as well for straining?

    1. Can you please give approximate street names? I've been fixated on cold brew coffee lately, but with regular beans, since I haven't been able to find coffee with chicory. This sounds like a fantastic steal!

      1. Can this coffee be used with a Vietnamese coffee filter? I've been using coarsely ground French roast to make my Vietnamese coffee but it just doesn't taste the same.

        Any place in Richmond Hill/Markham which might sell this?

        Thanks kindly!

        1. The Spadina Chinatown strip also has a number of stores that carry Cafe du Monde, for anyone who's further west.

          Tap Phong and similar stores in that area also sell the little metal filter devices that you can balance on top of your glass to slow-drip the coffee. With the right proportion of sweetened condensed milk I've been pretty successful replicating the Vietnamese-style coffee I've had in restaurants.

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          1. re: Gary

            That's where I bought my metal filter thingie. I've been using Loblaws French roast. It's good but it's not exactly the same as the restaurants. I have to hunt down some Cafe du Monde next time I'm downtown in Chinatown.


            1. re: mrsleny

              I LOVE Cafe Du Monde!!!! I usually get mine at if they ship to Canada though.

          2. Name of the supermarket is Fu Yao Supermarket at 639-643 Gerrard St., Toronto. It's still there and it's $7.99 today.