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Cigars & Coffee Episode 61: Juan Lopez No. 2 & TB610

James stays at home for this episode and smokes a Cuban Juan Lopez Seleccion No.2 and drinks a test blend from Janus Coffee Roasters, TB610.  

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Cigars & Coffee Episode 60: Trilogy Native Cameroon & Ethiopia Longberry

James returns to Habano Cigar Lounge in Davenport, Iowa and smokes an Alec Bradley Trilogy Native Cameroon and drinks Ethiopia Longberry from FatAsh Cigar Lounge in Ashland, Kentucky. His scores may surprise you. You can order a bag of the Ethiopia Longberry from FatAsh Cigar Lounge by calling (606) 254-0484

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Episode 83: On a Zoom with John Laurendi of Peter James

I sit down, via Zoom with Peter James founder, John Laurendi. John and I discuss how he got into his cigars, and John shares with us his very first cigar experience. John tells us how Peter James came to be and the some of the obstacles that the company faced upon its inception. We then…

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Cigars and Coffee Episode 59: Crowned Heads Jericho OBS and Janus Nicaraguan Bourbon Barrel Aged

Tim smokes a Crowned Heads Jericho OBS with Janus Coffee Roasters Nicaraguan Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee. Get 15% off your order of cigars and cigar accessories at www.oxfordcigarcompany.com by using the coupon code “simplystogies” at checkout. We are big fans of Janus Coffee. Check them out at www.januscoffeeroasters.com. You won’t be disappointed! Want more cigar…

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Cigars & Coffee Episode 58: La Carême Belicosos Finos 2022 LE & Cyclops Blend Coffee

James returns to Habano Cigar Lounge in Davenport, Iowa and smokes the new Le Carême Belicosos Finos 2022 LE from Crowned Heads and drinks the Cyclops blend from Janus Coffee Roasters.

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Episode 82: The Cuban Sub-Series: The Innovators of Cuban Cigars

I am joined by Nick Syris, owner of LH Cigars, my co-host for our Cuban Sub-Series. We discuss the latest news from Cuba: The explosion near Hotel Saratoga in Cuba, the Biden Administrations change in Cuban policy, and Habanos S.A. dramatically raising Cuban cigar prices. We then talk about the innovators of Cuban cigars: Christopher…

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Cigars and Coffee Episode 57: Oxford Jornal and Janus Peru Capili

Tim smokes a cigar and drinks a coffee from two of his favorite companies. The Jornal by Oxford cigars, a nod Oxford’s owner, Lucas Da Silva. and the Peru Capili by Janus Coffee Roasters. Watch this episode to find out how the two work together. Get 15% off your order of cigars and cigar accessories…

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Episode 81: Bonus at My Old Kentucky Herf

For this bonus episode, I chat with Luciano Meirelles of Ace Prime Cigars, Andy Yaffee of Micallef Cigars, Oscar Valladares of Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co, Nick Syris of LH Cigars, Greg Free of Fuerte y Libre Cigars, and Dwight Adkins of FatAsh Cigar Lounge and My Old Kentucky Herf. We find out why Dwight…

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Episode 80: Patina Cigars’ Mo Maali

I sit down with Mo Maali, the man behind Patina Cigars. We talk about the behind-the-scenes of running a cigar company. Mo opens up about lanceros, limited edition, and tobacco availability. We discuss how he gets into new shops and how he knows if a shop is the right fit. We talk about the economy,…

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Cigars & Coffee Episode 56: White Series & Red Eye

James visits Fat Ash Cigar Lounge in Ashland, KY for the 2nd Annual My Old Kentucky Herf. He smokes a Cavalier Geneve White Series and drinks a Red Eye coffee from The Coffee Bar  

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