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Episode 90: A Conversation with Rick and Sara Rodriguez of West Tampa Tobacco Co.

This episode, I am joined by the father and daughter team of Rick and Sara Rodgriguez of West Tampa Tobacco Co. The three of us discuss how Rick started his cigar journey, and who taught him to blend and run a cigar company. We talk about their vision for the West Tampa Tobacco Co. and…

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Cigars & Coffee Episode 71: Bandolero Clandestinos & Simply Stogies Coffee

James returns to Habano Cigar Lounge in Davenport, Iowa to review the Bandolero Clandestinos Serie C and drink the new Simply Stogies Podcast blend from Janus Coffee Roasters. James reviews the cigar and gives an “unbiased” review of the Simply Stogies Coffee. Try our new Simply Stogies Coffee blend from Janus Coffee Roasters!

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Episode 89 The Cuban Sub-Series: Cuban Soil & More

James is joined by his Cuban Sub-Series host, Nick Syris of LH Cigars, as they discuss what makes Cuban cigars so unique…the soil. Before they discuss the unique properties of the soil in Cuba and the different growing regions around the island, Nick catches us up on some of the news coming our of Cuba….

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Cigars & Coffee Episode 69: Wisdom by King Solomon & Sumatra Mandheling Aged 4 Years

James returns to Habano Cigar Lounge in Davenport, Iowa to smoke and review the Wisdom by King Solomon (Lucky House Cigars) and pair it with Sumatra Mandheling Aged 4 Years from Janus Coffee Roasters. Don’t forget to try our very own coffee from Janus Coffee Roasters!  

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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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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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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: Les Fines Lames

We stop by the Les Fines Lames booth at the PCA 2022 Trade Show. Fabian talks us through their brand, shows off their cigar knives, new designs, and their new bracelets.

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PCA 2022: Epic Cigars & Zander-Greg

We stop by the Epic Cigars, Nat Cicco, and Zander-Greg booth at the PCA 2022 Trade Show. Dean Parsons of Epic and Alexander from Zander-Greg let us know what they have going on at the trade show and some of their new offerings.

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