We all know that individuals are attracted to different taste sensations, and the taste of a cigar is no exception. The Coffee Grounds has a walk-in humidor offering both popular name brand and boutique cigars. Cigar aficionados enjoy the rich and varied flavors of each brand and type of cigar.
Did You Know?
Cigar tobacco is grown in significant quantities in Brazil, Cameroon, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Indonesia, Mexico, Nicaragua, the Philippines, and the United States. Each country’s cigar production has its own taste and character with tobacco grown in different soils, cured with different processes, and rolled with different techniques.
Cigars manufactured in Cuba are widely considered to be the best, although many experts believe that the best offerings from Honduras and Nicaragua rival those from Cuba. It remains illegal for US residents to purchase or import Cuban cigars, and it has been said that 95% of Cuban cigars sold in the USA are counterfeit.
Two of Columbus's crewmen during his 1492 journey are said to have disembarked in Cuba and taken puffs of tobacco wrapped in maize husks, thus becoming the first European cigar smokers.
A cigar's outermost leaves, or wrapper, determines much of the cigar's character and flavor. Darker wrappers tend to produce a sweetness, while lighter wrappers usually have a "drier" taste.
The size of a cigar is measured by two dimensions: its ring gauge (its diameter in sixty-fourths of an inch) and its length (in inches). A 40-ring gauge cigar is 40/64ths of an inch thick. Typically the larger the diameter, the richer and fuller the flavor, and the longer the cigar, the cooler the smoke.
Tunneling is the term for the unwelcome phenomenon of having your cigar burn unevenly. To prevent it, rotate your cigar now and then.
The expression “close but no cigar” comes from the practice of giving cigars as prizes in games involving good aim at fairgrounds.
A humidor is any kind of box or room used to store cigars and pipe tobacco. The purpose of a humidor is to keep your cigars at their peak “smokability”. While it doesn’t really need to be fancy, it does need to be functional, providing a constant humidity of 70-72% and a temperature between 68-70 degrees.
The foot is the end of the cigar you light, and, most often, it is pre-cut. The head is the closed end of the cigar; the end you smoke.
There are endless varieties, and choosing a cigar is highly personal. Given specification, The Coffee Grounds has a cigar to suit every cigar enthusiast’s taste preference.