Nicotine and Caffeine: 6 Stellar Cigars for Coffee Lovers

Coffee and cigars go together like frat daddies and keg beer. Both products tend to hail from the same climates and thrive when grown in the same sort of topography. They also still tend to be manufactured in a traditional format, and when done so, are very similar in their use of curing and fermentation. 

But there are certain cigars that seem to go better with a cup of coffee than others, and we would know. Here at Klaro, we smoke a ton of cigars, and since we only stock what we like to smoke, having the perfect pairing is essential to our company's success.

Being that I especially enjoy coffee and premium long-filler cigars, it was only a matter of time until I put together a list of a few of my personal faves. 

All six of the following sticks are currently in stock within the Klaro Cigars portfolio, and have a full review from yours truly backing up the reasoning behind my affinity for each blend. All told we have two mild smokes, two medium blends, and a couple of stronger stogies for those who prefer a more robust roast. So grab up your preferred cup of caffeine, and let's get to sippin' and puffin'!

J.C. Newman Brick House Double Connecticut


J.C. Newman Brick House Double Connecticut



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Wrapped in an authentic USA Connecticut Shade wrapper, and then bound by not one but binders, then finished with fillers from three of the best growers in Nicaragua, this is a special smoke for a multitude of reasons. 

While our review of the J.C. Newman Brick House Double CT will tell you all you need to know about its performance, the reason for it being on this is very simple: It tastes like cinnamon rolls, ya'll. And last I checked this tasty pastry was perfect for pairing with cups of coffee. 

CAO Flavours Eileen's Dream


CAO Flavours Eileen's Dream

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Even though infused cigars aren't my thing, I couldn't help but show some love for Eileen's Dream from CAO in a Klaro review

Cameroon wrapper, Connecticut binder, and choice long-fillers infused with mellow flavors make this creamy cigar one of the best mild smokes we stock. Better yet is the fact that this is not a sweetened cigar, so those notes of Irish whiskey, coconut milk, white chocolate truffles, and sweet cream are anything but overpowering.  

Cohiba Riviera


Cohiba Riviera

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Milder smokes out of the way, we turn toward medium territory, where you will find one of the most sharply box-pressed cigars money can buy. A first for Cohiba, this maduro offers notes of coffee and dried vanilla bean, along with a balanced bite of bitter cocoa, and a milky wave of crème brûlée built right into the middle. 

Easily one of the more enjoyable Cohiba experiences I have had in my lifetime, reviewing the Cohiba Riviera with a heavily spiked mug of homemade mocha was one of the best decisions anyone has ever made since the advent of day drinking. 

Macanudo Cru Royale


Macanudo Cru Royale

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Put on your fuzzy slippers and break out your smoking jackets, because here comes one of those swanky-ass cigars that seems perfect for a lazy Sunday morning coffee and cigar pairing. It's also a stubby, smaller ring-gauge smoke at 5" x 50 in size, so not too much of a time commitment.

Oiled habano wrapper flavors filled with Brazil nuts, cashews, and hazelnuts take your palate on a pleasant trip toward a salty and sweet finish. Along the way you will encounter mildly spiced earthen tastes and the same milk cocoa core that I adored in my review of the Macanudo Cru Royale.  

Curivari Buenaventura BV560 Maduro


Curivari Buenaventura BV560 Maduro

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Sitting square somewhere between medium and full, this smokable brick of a chocolate bar by Curivari Cigars is a standout for several reasons. One of them being its ideal coffee pairing capabilities. 

Cinnamon-spiked Mexican hot chocolate flavors, vanilla, roasted chestnuts, and salted cocoa-covered espresso beans are all standouts in this big-ass blend. During my review of the Curivari Buenaventura BV560 Maduro, I discovered a closing note of dried cashews that made me wish I had one more cup of coffee nearby. 

EP Carrillo Allegiance


EP Carrillo Allegiance


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As the final (and potentially most potent) option on this list of coffee pairing cigars, comes a new collab from EP Carrillo and Oliva that is Sumatran wrapped and heavily fermented to near oscuro levels.

Like a Sumatran blend of coffee, this stick is robust and spice-forward, with a dark depth that is all rainforest floor and bittersweet chocolate. Sensationally smooth, and extremely aromatic, this is one of those sticks that I would happily review again. Oh, and if you missed my review of the EP Carrillo Allegiance, you've been missing out, for this is a genuine contender for Cigar of the Year in my opinion.