Durian-flavored Coffee

@sishy7 (27285)
Australia
October 16, 2017 1:19pm CST
# 90 Here I am again with another unusual beverage… I’ll be very surprised if anyone here has tasted this durian coffee… Durian fruit itself is probably something that many would avoid having because of its strong odor. I have tasted fresh durian before, and I could tolerate the smell for the taste of its sweet and luscious meat. But to have the fruit as a flavor for coffee is just a strange concept to me. Still, there must be some out there who like the idea. Apparently this durian coffee is a well sought-after item in some places...
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@kobesbuddy (19561)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Oct
Whatever people crave or they're use to, that's what appeals to them. For many it's chocolate or vanilla flavoring in coffee, which I don't care for.
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@sishy7 (27285)
• Australia
16 Oct
Yes, there's very limited flavoring I can tolerate for coffee... Vanilla, caramel, or hazelnut are probably okay... Even chocolate-flavored coffee is something that I don't really like either...
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@kobesbuddy (19561)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Oct
@sishy7 I love plain ole coffee, that's my favorite:)
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@prashu228 (22864)
• India
16 Oct
I never tasted even a durian fruit...lol.. never heard of this coffee. How was the taste. Did you like it.
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@sishy7 (27285)
• Australia
16 Oct
Tasted very strange to me... I didn't really like it... Now I need to find someone who might like this so I can give the rest of the sachets to them...
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• Philippines
17 Oct
do you have durian fruit in india?
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@prashu228 (22864)
• India
17 Oct
@sishy7 ohh.. hope you find one
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@much2say (35412)
• United States
16 Oct
I've seen durian popsicles, ice cream and other desserts . . . but coffee ??? Wow, they are coming up with some wild fusions. I don't think I've ever had coffee with any sort of fruit flavoring at all!
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@sishy7 (27285)
• Australia
17 Oct
And durian too out of all fruits?
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@much2say (35412)
• United States
17 Oct
@sishy7 Just curious - what country does this product come from? Did you actually drink it? And will you drink the rest of the box ?
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@sishy7 (27285)
• Australia
17 Oct
@much2say It's product of Indonesia... I made my husband finish half of the mug and he didn't like it either... So I don't know what we will do with the rest of the box... Good thing it's a small box containing only 5 sachets... We will try to find anyone who might be willing to try it...
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@kobesbuddy (19561)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Oct
Where is Durian fruit grown?
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@sishy7 (27285)
• Australia
16 Oct
It's a tropical fruit... Although it's not the only country they come from, I think Thailand is the biggest exporter of durian to other countries...
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@kobesbuddy (19561)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Oct
@sishy7 Thanks, because I've never before heard of it.
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@sishy7 (27285)
• Australia
16 Oct
@kobesbuddy No worries... It may not be too clear, but they look like what's pictured in that box... Prickly on the outside...
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@pgntwo (21710)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
16 Oct
You summed up my thoughts precisely - who, in their right mind, would want coffee so pungently flavoured as to taste, and undoubtedly smell, of the Durian fruit? I have never encountered Durian, but have heard it described by Malaysian friends years ago - a delightful taste and texture, if you can bear the stench, apparently. Mind you, I have been known to hold my nose long enough to savour the taste of a particularly ripe Limburger or Munster cheese, and they smell particularly foul too, so who am I to cast the first stone?
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@sishy7 (27285)
• Australia
17 Oct
The picture was my cup of that coffee - I decided to try it and honestly, I had a hard time taking a sip as the durian smell was really there...
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@pgntwo (21710)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
17 Oct
@sishy7 And was the taste worth it? Or will the pack lie unused in a cupboard until a visitor asks about durian...?
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@sishy7 (27285)
• Australia
17 Oct
@pgntwo You got it! It's been lying unused in my beverage cupboard... I have yet to find anyone who would dare to try it...
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@sol_cee (13594)
• Japan
17 Oct
I am from the Durian Capital of my country. ;)
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@sishy7 (27285)
• Australia
17 Oct
Davao?
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@sol_cee (13594)
• Japan
17 Oct
@sishy7 How'd you know? ;)
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@sishy7 (27285)
• Australia
17 Oct
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@youless (87136)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Oct
My colleague travelled Malaysia before and she bought some durian flavored coffee there. This is why I drank it before. It is a surprise for me because I accept it. It tastes nice in my opinion. Probably it tastes better than mixing it with Cola?
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@sishy7 (27285)
• Australia
17 Oct
Aha! I found one here who had this durian coffee... I wish you are closer and I'd give you the rest of the sachets to enjoy...
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@youless (87136)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Oct
@sishy7 That's very kind of you
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@cahaya1983 (9505)
• Malaysia
17 Oct
Wow, I know durian cake and durian flavored ice cream...but coffee? I like the durian fruit itself but not sure if I can tolerate the taste in my coffee.
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@sishy7 (27285)
• Australia
17 Oct
No, I don't think durian and hot coffee beverage really mixed well together...
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• Malaysia
24 Oct
@sishy7 Exactly my thoughts!
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@Corbin5 (81506)
• United States
16 Oct
I have never tasted this coffee. I would try it because I do love fruit.
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@sishy7 (27285)
• Australia
16 Oct
Are you familiar with durian fruit? Some find the aroma is overpowering with a rather unpleasant odor...
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@Corbin5 (81506)
• United States
16 Oct
@sishy7 I have never eaten or smelled it, but if the smell is unpleasant I may skip it.
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@peachpurple (11034)
• Malaysia
16 Oct
I doubt the Americans would like that kind of taste but I sure want to try this out, where did you bought it?
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@sishy7 (27285)
• Australia
17 Oct
A friend of mine brought some for me from Indonesia...
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@crossbones27 (15120)
• Redlands, California
16 Oct
I am drinking coffee, problem think it is made out of boot leather, care to share your tasty beverage. lol
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@sishy7 (27285)
• Australia
16 Oct
I'll send what's left in the box to you...
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• Guangdong, China
17 Oct
....what/.?Durian??Seriously?
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@sishy7 (27285)
• Australia
17 Oct
Yes, that coffee really smelled and tasted like durian...
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• Guangdong, China
17 Oct
@sishy7 oh, gosh...although I like eating durian, I won't eat durian candy or other things.
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@sishy7 (27285)
• Australia
17 Oct
@Behindtheguitarbar Strangest flavor for coffee I've ever encountered so far...
@hereandthere (24114)
• Philippines
17 Oct
i've never tasted durian, but hear about how delicious it is. i do eat the durian candy.
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@sishy7 (27285)
• Australia
17 Oct
Maybe not too strong in a durian candy, but you probably have an idea how the distinctive aroma of durian smells like from it.
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@just4him (91769)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Oct
I haven't tried it, but then I don't drink coffee.
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@sishy7 (27285)
• Australia
31 Oct
If you happen to have coffee one day, I will not recommend this one as it will surely put you off coffee for good...
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@just4him (91769)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Oct
@sishy7 I'll remember that. There are some teas I don't like. If I had had that one first, I wouldn't be a tea drinker either.
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@sishy7 (27285)
• Australia
31 Oct
@just4him What kind of teas don't you like? I like all kinds of tea, but I can do without hot milk tea...
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• United States
6 Nov
Luckily I don't like coffee & durian + coffee, that sure sounds like one unique combination that I wouldn't want to try lol! =P
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@sishy7 (27285)
• Australia
6 Nov
You can just let curious people like me to confirm that it's not even worth a try after we find it the hard way...
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• United States
6 Nov
@sishy7 Hahahahah you can share the packets (not me) to other curious people haha
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@sishy7 (27285)
• Australia
6 Nov
@infatuatedbby I haven't found any, unfortunately... The rest of the packets are still sitting untouched in my cupboard...
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@1hopefulman (20269)
• Canada
19 Oct
Durian is my all-time favorite fruit, regardless of the odor and spiky exterior. If I saw the coffee, I might try it just out of curiosity.
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@sishy7 (27285)
• Australia
19 Oct
How do they come as in Canada - fresh or frozen?
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@1hopefulman (20269)
• Canada
19 Oct
@sishy7 They are frozen but they still smell awful but taste fantastic and are very expensive. They re a treat!
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@sishy7 (27285)
• Australia
20 Oct
@1hopefulman Sometimes I can find fresh ones down here... Perhaps because we are closer to the countries that export them... But yes, very expensive...
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@renicemae (2269)
• Philippines
17 Oct
Wow! that is something really strange. I'm very curious of the taste already. I wish I could find something like that here too. I don't like the durian fruit that much but to put it in coffee? That's really interesting.
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@sishy7 (27285)
• Australia
17 Oct
I can really smell the distinctive aroma of durian even before I sipped it...
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@renicemae (2269)
• Philippines
21 Oct
@sishy7 how was the blend of its taste? was it good?
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@sishy7 (27285)
• Australia
21 Oct
@renicemae I can't really say it's good, it tastes strange to me...
@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
17 Oct
Of course I have not, but I never tasted any kind of "flavored" coffee, I like the coffee black with no addition and it must be real coffee.
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@sishy7 (27285)
• Australia
17 Oct
I've tasted nescafe range of flavored coffee - I like their vanilla, caramel, and hazelnut flavors...
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@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
18 Oct
@sishy7 I had tasted some while traveling in the United States and liked none.
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@YrNemo (8510)
16 Oct
I can't bear the durian smell very well. So far, I have been successful in discretely not letting anyone know that I don't like it, but it is not my favorite smell or taste.
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@sishy7 (27285)
• Australia
17 Oct
I'd be very surprised if anyone not familiar with durian fruit would be able to tolerate the smell... I know some hotels prohibit anyone to bring the fruit in as the smell could be very disruptive to other guests...
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@YrNemo (8510)
17 Oct
@sishy7 Never knew that re: hotel and durian.
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@thelme55 (11806)
• Germany
16 Oct
I wonder if I would like that coffee with durian flavour. I don´t like durian.
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@sishy7 (27285)
• Australia
17 Oct
Then I don't think you'll like this durian coffee either...
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@thelme55 (11806)
• Germany
17 Oct
@sishy7 yes. I would not like it.
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