The coconut and peach flavors didn't fare as well. Whereas blueberry snuck its way into the driver's seat, the other fruits were much more subdued and resulted in an overall taste that made me feel sick rather than healthy. The coconut is chased with a serious dose of citric acid that makes the overall taste closer to Meyer than Molokai. Peach is a hard flavor to emulate because it's almost artificial-tasting to begin with, so the Panama variety started at a disadvantage and never recovered.
Only time will tell if coffee fruit is the wave of the future, but if you're a coffee fanatic whose curiosity is peaked by a new frontier beyond the bean, this isn't necessarily the mystic new brew you're looking for. However, if you're into healthy antioxidant beverages that straddle the gap between Vitamin Water and more flavor-forward fruit drinks, you might want to say hello to Bai 5.
Dan Gentile is a staff writer on Thrillist's food and drink team. Contrary to the popular rhyme, he believes coffee to be the magical fruit. Follow him to digital toots at @Dannosphere.