James Giehm

Product Review: Rabbit Air A3 Air Purifier

Cigar smoking is about slowing down, relaxing, socializing with other people of the leaf, and shutting out all of our daily distractions. We don’t want to think of the smoke and smell that can linger afterwards; which is why most of us smoke at a lounge or outdoors. But what about when you can’t? There…

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Episode 88: Janus Coffee Roasters

In a simulcast with Simply Stogies Presents: Cigars & Coffee, James welcomes his co-host from Cigars & Coffee (Timothy Allen) back to the podcast. They also welcome Shad and Shea Bates of Janus Coffee Roasters to the show. We talk with them about their cigar journeys, how Janus Tobak started, and their first foray into…

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Cigar Lounge Review: Rem’s Place in Grand Junction, Colorado

Located in the Western Slope region of Colorado and less than a 2hr drive from the Utah border, sits Grand Junction, Colorado. Grand Junction is known as the wine hub of Colorado’s “wine country.” However, on my way back from the PCA 2022 Trade Show, I’m looking for something a bit. I’m looking for a…

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Cigars & Coffee Episode 67: Janus Coffee Roasters

James and Tim co-host this special two part episode (both parts are available on Rumble) with Shad and Shea Bates of Janus Coffee RoastersJanus Coffee Roasters. We talk with them about theircigar journeys, how Janus Tobak started, and their first foray into coffee roasting. Part two we dive into how Janus Coffee Roasters was started,…

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Cigar Review: J London Gold Series Toro

J. London is a brand that I was first introduced to during the PCA 2021 Trade Show. I was able to chat with the man behind the J. London brand, Jonathan Fiant. I can remember being impressed with the Gold Series ; so much so, that it ended up being one of our brands to…

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Episode 87: Cigar Media on Cigar Media w/Dan Ravanelli of 505 Cigar Review

While at the PCA 2022 Trade Show I sat down with Dan Ravanelli of 505 Cigar Review. Dan and I discuss this year’s trade show before finding out more about Dan’s cigar journey and how his 505 Cigar Review came into being. We talk about how he’s gained traction and how he’s been perceived by…

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PCA 2022: Thoughts from the Road and a COVID Induced Delerium

By the Numbers The PCA 2022 Trade Show has come and gone. All of our coverage of the show has been published and it’s been two weeks since its ended. It was only our second show but, to be honest, this was our first real PCA Trade Show. Last year’s show was much smaller due…

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Episode 86: PCA 2022 Trade Show Part 2

We continue our interviews from the PCA 2022 Trade Show floor with Rick Rodriguez of West Tampa Tobacco Co., Lee Marsh of Stolen Throne, John Laurendi of Peter James, Desiree Sylver of Drunk Chicken Cigars, Bradley Rubin of Alec Bradley Cigars, and Dan Thompson of Micallef Cigars. There is a lot of great information on…

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Cigars & Coffee Episode 65: PCA 2022 Trade Show Recap

James returns to Habano Cigar Lounge in Davenport, Iowa. He smokes a Padron and drinks some Phuck Cancer from Janus Coffee Roasters while recapping the PCA 2022 Trade Show.

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PCA 2022: Protocol Cigars

We catch up with Kevin and Juan from Protocol Cigars at their booth at the PCA 2022 Trade Show. The duo walk us through their law enforcement themed line-up, before talking about their latest releases. First, they go back to the full-bodied cigars that started the company with the Crime Scene Unit. Then they hit…

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