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Grace Cigar Journal Entry No. 3: Invictus

Invictus I’ve become a connoisseur of small smokes; commuter smokes are what I call them. Thirty minute smokes. That’s part of living in the Pacific Northwest, where it’s cold and wet for too god damn much of the year. The sun is starting to stick around for a day here and there. That means I’ll…

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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 and Coffee Episode 55: Lampert Cigars Don Patron with Janus Sumatra Mandehlding

Tim is back with another episode of Cigars & Coffee. This time he brings a favorite that was discovered at the PCA Trade show in 2021. That’s right!, It’s the Cigar Lab Don Patron by Lampert Cigars paired with another coffee from Janus Roasters, the Sumatra Mandehling 4 year aged. Get 15% off your order…

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Episode 79: The Cuban Sub-Series: The History of Cuban Cigars

Nick Syris, owner of LH Cigars, joins me for the next installment of the sub-series this year, while we look at the history of Cuban cigars. We start from when they believe the tobacco plant arrived on the island and go all the way to present day Cuba. Of course, we stop a little along…

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Cigars & Coffee Episode 54: Montecristo White Series and Gas Station Coffee

James visits Bad Ash Cigars LLC in Oregon, Illinois while revisiting his past by smoking a Montecristo White Series Toro and drinking gas station coffee. The highlight here is Bad Ash Cigars…the rest goes the way you would expect.

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Cigars and Coffee Episode 53: Padron 3000 Maduro and Janus Cattle Guard

Tim is back with a new episode of Cigars & Coffee. This week Tim finds himself enjoying a Padron. That’s right, a Padron. Find out what he thinks about the Padron 3000 Madro while sampling another blend from Janus Coffee Roasters, the Cattle Guard. Get 15% off your order of cigars and cigar accessories at…

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Grace Cigar Journal Entry No. 2: The Obsession

CAD IS REAL It might be because I didn’t properly prepare for life as an adult, but I’ve spent a lot of time studying self-improvement. I’ve questioned what it means to be successful and how to be happy. I want to gain control over myself and live the way I want. It may also be…

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Cigars and Coffee Episode 52: Destino al Siglo and Janus Coffee Roasters Peru Capili Dark Roast

James returns to Habano Cigar Lounge in Davenport, Iowa and this time smokes an Arturo Fuente Destino al Siglo de Familia (corona grande), while pairing it with Peru Capili Dark Roast from Janus Coffee Roasters.

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Episode 78: The Cuban Sub-Series: Cuba Now

James welcomes back co-host Nick Syris, a Master Blender and Cuban expert, to discuss his latest trip to Cuba. Is Cuba ready for tourism as the pandemic (hopefully) winds down? Nick talks about what he saw as he visited the island nation in April of 2022. From the changes in currency to the amount of…

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Cigars and Coffee Episode 50: Oscar Valladares Superfly Connecticut and Hitching Post Blend

James returns to Habano Cigar Lounge in Davenport, Iowa and smokes the Oscar Valladares Superfly Connecticut and drinks the Hitching Post blend from Janus Coffee Roasters.

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