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Episode 77: The Cuban Sub-Series: The Cuban People

I welcome back to the show Nick Syris of LH Cigars. We return to our sub-series on Cuba and discuss the Cuban people. Nick explains their daily lives, what they go through, how they live, and how they work to steal. We talk about their views and general attitudes towards Americans, racism, and the impact…

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Cigars and Coffee Episode 49: Island Jim and Trader Joe

Jim and Joe walk into a bar and only one comes out. That’s where the joke ends. Tim brings you another episode of Cigars & Coffee where he smokes the Island Jim by Oscar and samples “Joe” coffee presented by Trader Joes. Get 15% of your entire purchase at http://oxfordcigarcompany.com by using the code simplystogies….

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Grace Cigar Journal Entry No. 1: The Beginning

An Introduction Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jason, and I’m a cigar addict. It’s not the tobacco I’m addicted to; it’s all the things to do with cigars. It’s the labels, the designs, the boxes, the humidors, the history, the community, the paraphernalia, and the experience. My girlfriend Myranda is not sure…

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Episode 76: Nick Hammond: A Chat with an Epicure

I am joined via Zoom by journalist, author, podcaster, and cigar aficionado Nick Hammond. Nick is the author of Around the World in 80 Cigars: The Travels of an Epicure. Nick and I discuss how the book came about before diving in to some of the great stories found in the book. From his travels…

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Cigars and Coffee Episode 48: Drew Estate MUWAT Nightcrawler and Peru Norte Org. SHB EP

Tim takes a trip in the wayback machine to a cigar that he learned about very early on in his cigar Journey, The Drew Estate MUWAT. This particular one has some age on it. As Tim tries to remember how this Finley aged stick compares to what he remembers he enjoys another self roasted coffee…

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Cigars and Coffee Episode 47: The McFly and Janus Coffee Roasters Dark Roast

James returns to Habano Cigar Lounge in Davenport, Iowa to smoke and review the Oscar Valladares McFly and drink Janus Coffee Roaster’s Dark Roast. You can now sign up for a Coffee of the Month Club at https://www.januscoffeeroasters.com/

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Episode 75: The Cuban Sub-Series: The History of Cuba Pt. 2

This episode is a continuation of Episode 73, where Nick Syris (owner of LH Cigars and Cuban cigar expert) continue our discussion of the history of Cuba. We begin with the infamous Fidel Castro coming to power and how that changed things for the Cuban people and the geopolitical landscape. We discuss how the Russians…

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Cigars and Coffee Episode 46: Crowned Heads Mil Dias Magicos EL 2021 and Caribou Hot Turtle Mocha with Milk Chocolate

Join Tim as he fanboys over another cigar from Crowned Heads, the Mil Dias Magicos Edicion Limitada¬†2021 and Caribou “Hot Turtle Mocha w/ Milk Chocolate”. Tim also tests out new equipment as he gets ready for the 2022 PCA trade show. Let us know what you think in the comments.  

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Cigars and Coffee Episode 45: Davidoff Year of the Tiger & Snake Eater Coffee

James returns to Habano Cigar Lounge in Davenport, Iowa to smoke and review the Davidoff Year of the Tiger and Three Rivers Coffee Company’s Snake Eater roast. The Davidoff year of the Tiger features an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper with “tiger stripes,” over a hybrid Dominican binder, and Dominican Fillers. The Snake Eater roast is a…

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Episode 74: Christopher Moore of Carolina Blue Cigars

I am joined via Zoom by Christopher Moore, owner and founder of Carolina Blue Cigars. Christopher calls in from a cigar lounge (I apologize for the audio quality and background noise) to talk about his brand Carolina Blue Cigars. We discuss how his 30yrs in the military impacted his blending process, as well as how…

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