Do Cigars go with Coffee?  How to Pair Cigars and Java.

If you’ve ever wondered if cigars go well with coffee, or what the best pairing is for your favorite cigar brand and your favorite brew, read on! We’ll share our top picks for how to pair cigars and java.

Have you ever tried pairing cigars with coffee? Maybe you’re a cigar smoker and have been looking for the perfect way to wind down your day. Or perhaps you’re a coffee drinker who has never considered what goes best with java. If so, read on!

Keep reading to learn why we believe cigars pair perfectly with freshly-brewed coffee, and our favorite coffee and cigar pairings.

So here we go, how to pair coffee and cigars.

Cigars and Coffee, Friends or Enemies?

Well, it depends on who you ask. Some coffee drinkers believe that cigars and coffee are enemies – that the two don’t go together. But cigar smokers often enjoy pairing their smokes with a hot cup of joe. So, who’s right?

In reality, it’s all about personal preference. If you like the taste of cigars and coffee together, then go for it! But if you’re not sure, it might be wise to start with a mild cigar and a light roast coffee. That way, you can taste both flavors without them overpowering each other.

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Cigars and Coffee: A Perfect Pairing

There are a few reasons why cigars and coffee make such a great pairing. First of all, both are flavorful and complex. Secondly, they’re both enjoyed best when sipped slowly. And finally, they both have a rich history dating back hundreds of years.

So, if you’re looking for a new way to enjoy cigars, try pairing them with coffee. You might be surprised at how well the two flavors complement each other.

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Cigar/Coffee Pairing

Cigar smokers and coffee drinkers want to know how to pair their favorite cigar with their favorite cup of coffee.

It’s essential to understand the various flavors, strengths, aromas, and finishes in cigars and coffee before pairing them together. A good cigar should match a good coffee–both need to be complementary, not competing, flavors.

Some people might think it’s impossible to find a good coffee to pair with a cigar, but that’s not the case. There are plenty of great coffees out there that can complement a cigar perfectly. To make the perfect pairing, you need to find the proper coffee that will complement the cigar’s flavor.

Understanding Coffee & Cigar Flavors

Cigars are characterized according to tasting notes such as nutty, woody, sweet, smoky, leathery, herbal, and spicy.

Coffee can be floral or bitter, with plenty of opportunities for cigar flavors to overlap. Coffee and tobacco share much in common, too, so identifying critical details like a cigar’s strength or country of origin helps us interpret its flavor profile.

Some coffee flavors are especially complementary with cigars. For example, a rich Nicaraguan puro can be enhanced by a dark roast Ethiopian Yirgacheffe with sweet berry and floral notes. The cigar’s earthiness is balanced by the coffee’s fruitiness and acidity when paired together.

Other popular cigar pairings include Honduran and Mexican cigars with Guatemalan coffee, Brazilian Maduros with Sumatran coffee, and Dominican Republic cigars with Indonesian coffees.

In general, pairing a light-bodied cigar with a lighter roast coffee is recommended, while pairing a fuller-bodied cigar with a darker roast is typically more successful. Of course, there are always exceptions to this rule, so it’s always best to experiment and find what works for you.

Coffee and Cigar Pairings: Mild Cigar & Light or Medium Roast Coffee

Arturo Fuente Chateau Series cigars have been paired with coffee for decades among cigar enthusiasts.

Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente Series pair with coffee

This nutty Dominican cigar is one of the finest cigars available, made by legendary cigar-maker Carlito Fuente. Any time of day, savor a high-quality, well-priced blend that goes wonderfully with a blonde roast or medium-bodied coffee.

The original Montecristo is best paired with light blonde roast coffees. A creamy profile of cedar, cashews, and buttered toast provides a little spice while not overpowering a blonde roast coffee’s delicate and nutty flavor.

Montecristo Cigars pair with coffee

Montecristo cigars are handmade in the Dominican Republic in a variety of classic forms to fit your preference.

Coffee and Cigar Pairings: Medium to Full-Bodied Cigars & Medium-Dark Roast Coffee

When you’re enjoying a cup of medium to dark-roast coffee, the Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor is an excellent choice.

La Aroma De Cuba Mi Amor Reserva pair with coffee

This coffee and cigars go together like Aristophanes and Euripides or like hot dogs and mustard. Some people love the taste of them together, others can’t stand it. But if you’re looking for an interesting pairing, give it a try.

Here’s why we believe it’s an excellent pairing:

A wide range of almonds, cacao, espresso coffee beans, and cracked black pepper create tremendous changes in flavor when switched in and out of classic forms. An oily San Andrés wrapper leaf embraces a well-aged blend of high-quality.

San Cristobal Quintessence Cigars pair with coffee

The San Cristobal Quintessence is also an excellent cigar to smoke with your morning coffee. In this vintage model, a Cuban-seed wrapper covers a historic Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos. 

The rich, smoky taste of this unusual cigar is bolstered by medium and dark roast coffees. They don’t overwhelm the complex 95-rated cigar, which was named “#3 Cigar of the Year” in Cigar Aficionado.

Wood, molasses, leather, and spices combine in a powerful yet balanced conclusion perfect for a dark roast coffee (or even a cup of black coffee).

Coffee and Cigar Pairings: Strong Full-Bodied Cigars & Strong Dark or Medium Roast Coffee

A strong cigar calls for a strong coffee right?

Ashton VSG Cigars pair with coffee

The Ashton VSG is a testament that exceptional cigars may be highly refined. An intricate combination of premium Dominican long-fillers is wrapped in an Ecuadorian Sumatra-seed wrapper cultivated in volcanic soils.

A complex mix of cedar, espresso, leather, earth, and spices layers the tongue in a sophisticated conclusion.

VSG goes excellent with a dark roast coffee, as the high-quality coffee bean will bring out the earthy tones in the cigar.

Padron 1964 Anniversary Cigars pair with coffee

Padron 1964 Anniversary Maduro is also delicious with a medium or dark roast. From an exceptional blend of all-Nicaraguan tobaccos that have been aged for a long time, you’ll get notes of fresh coffee, cracked black pepper, baking spices, dark chocolate, and wood. Make yourself some coffee and enjoy it with this renowned combination.

Veteran-Owned Coffee Company

Now that you know all of the different coffee and cigar pairings, it’s time to find the perfect coffee to smoke with your cigars. We suggest Red White and Badass Brews, a veteran-owned and operated coffee company.

Not only do they have some of the best coffee known to man, but they also donate a portion of their proceeds to veteran-oriented charities.

Some of their coffee blends include:

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Whiskey Business

This coffee is for those mornings when you need to get things done. Whiskey Business has enough caffeine to help you wake up, and the whiskey flavor will help you avoid headaches.

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Sleepy Joe

Looking for a decaf french roast that will help you unwind? Sleepy Joe Decaf Blend is the coffee for you! This coffee is ideal for individuals seeking for a mild, smooth cup of coffee without the jitters.

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Mother of all Brews

This blend’s delicious name and enticing aroma aren’t the only things that set it apart. The bomb is this combination of chocolate, caramel, and smooth fruit notes! We can assure you that M.O.A.B., will keep you coming back for more.

And our favorite.

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The Grenade is a force to be reckoned with! RWBB uses the highest caffeine concentration coffee beans, as well as a smooth dark roast, to create this unique beverage. It’s ideal for police officers, workout supplements, and caffeine aficionados.

After you find the perfect cigar on our website, be sure to head over to Red White and Badass Brews and find the ideal coffee to pair with it!


So, what’s the best way to enjoy a cigar and coffee? It depends on your taste preference.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a cigar enthusiast, a coffee lover, or a smoker who doesn’t really drink coffee – we’ve got the perfect cigar and coffee pairings for you!

If you’re looking for a mild cigar and light roast coffee, try Arturo Fuente Chateau Series cigars with a mellow cup of blonde roast coffee.

Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor is one of our coffee and cigar pairing for medium to full-bodied cigars and medium-dark roast coffees.

And for strong, full-bodied cigars and dark or medium roast coffee, the Ashton VSG and Padron 1964 Anniversary Maduro are both excellent options. Experiment with different combinations to find what you like best!

Just remember coffee and cigars can be friends, or they can be enemies.  it all depends on your personal preference.

Browse our online store to find the perfect cigar to go with your favorite coffee now.

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us. We’re happy to help!

Top 11 Cigars to Look Out For in 2022

Find out which cigars are worth checking out in 2022! These are the top picks from our very own cigar experts here at Screaming Eagle Cigars.

The cigar industry has been booming over the last few years, with new brands flourishing and old favorites gaining popularity all the time. With so many different options to choose from, it can be challenging to know which ones are worth your time and money.

But luckily for you, we’ve narrowed down our list of smokes that are worth checking out in 2022!

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Without further adieu, here are our picks for the Top 11 Cigars to Look Out For in 2022:

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Alec Bradley Filthy Hooligans

The Filthy Hooligans are coming back with their shenanigans in spring of next year. The eye-grabbing cigars from Alec Bradley that come out before every St. Patrick’s Day have been scheduled for a limited release and will return once again in the early spring.

These cigars are made in a barber pole style and combine wrappers in a pattern that shows the differences between each. There will be two lines:

1) Filthy Hooligan Barber Pole

This cigar features dual wrappers of Nicaraguan Habano and candela and is a toro, measuring 6 inches by 50 ring gauge, and has an interior blend featuring a Sumatra binder around Panamian and Honduran filler.

2) Filthy Hooligan Shamrock

The Shamrock is triple-wrapped with Nicaraguan Habano, Maduro Nicaraguan Habano, and candela tobaccos and has the same interior blend and filler as the Barber Pole.

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Due to a lack of available candela, these two will be limited releases consisting of 2,000 24-count boxes of Barber Poles and 1,500 10-count boxes of Shamrocks.

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Casa Turrent’s Three New Lines

Casa Turrent, a Mexican cigar company, known for its 1880 brand, is expanding with three new lines to be shipped staggered to retailers in early January.

These new lines consist of:

3) Doble Claro

Doble Claro uses a light Connecticut-seed wrapper from Mexico, dark San Andrés Negro binder, and a mix of Habano Criollo Sancti Spiritus.

4) Rosado

The rosado is rolled with a Habano wrapper, Habano 2000 binders, and Habano Criollo San Andrés leaves.

5) Doble Maduro

Doble Maduro is a dream blend of San Andrés Negro tobacco grown in the lush Valley of Fire and produced by experts who know their stuff.

The new blends will be available in the same five sizes as their last four 1880 lines:

  • Short Robusto, measuring 4 3/4 by 52 ring gauge which debuts in January
  • Perfecto 5 1/2″ x 54″, coming in February
  • Robusto, 5 1/4 by 55, which goes on sale in March
  • Lancero, 7 1/2 by 40 coming in April
  • Doble Robusto, 6 1/2 by 55 ($20), which is being released In May

Like the Alec Bradley Filthy Hooligans we mentioned earlier, these new releases from Casa Turrent’s will be limited, with 10,000 boxes of each blend shipped in 2022.

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6) Davidoff Limited Edition 2022 Year of the Tiger

In October, Davidoff announced a new cigar called the Year of Tiger.

It will be their 11th release in this series, and it’s also the shortest so far; These 5 x 52 piramides also are the first cigar in the series that features an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper. This wrapper was, according to Davidoff, “treated naturally to bring to life the fur markings of the Tiger on the finished cigar visually.”

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The blend includes a Dominican hybrid 257 seco binder and a combination of five Dominican filler tobaccos:

  • Hybrid 254 Viso
  • Hybrid 259 Seco
  • Piloto Ligero
  • San Vicente Mejorado Seco
  • San Vicente Mejorado Viso.

The Year of the Tiger is a limited edition cigar that comes with an MSRP of $42 per stick, and only 17,350 boxes (of 10) are available. The box features gold foil images on both sides depicting tigers stalking prey through trees, while other inserts include woodcut stickers that imitate them in their habitat.

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United Cigars Garofalo La Famiglia Cigar Line

The New England retailer David Garofalo has collaborated with the president and CEO of Perdomo to create a luxurious smoking experience.

The new La Famiglia cigar line is set for release in January 2022, shipping out from United Cigars’ warehouse before heading off across America on their own journey towards becoming one-a-kind treasures that will be loved by all who enjoy them!

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The line will come in three variants:

7) Garofalo La Famiglia Connecticut

Garofalo La Famiglia Connecticut is a medium-bodied, mild to medium cigar that combines a 5-year aged Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper for smooth creaminess with a 5-year old Cuban-seed Nicaraguan filler.

8) Garofalo La Famiglia Sun Grown

The Garofalo La Famiglia Sun Grown is a medium-bodied smoke with a 5-year aged Nicaraguan sun-grown wrapper that adds a smooth spiciness to the robust 5-year aged Nicaraguan fillers.

9) Garofalo La Famiglia Maduro

The Garofalo La Famiglia Maduro is a medium-full to full-bodied smoke with 5-year aged Cuban-seed Nicaraguan Maduro wrappers that add a sweet richness to the robust 5-year aged Cuban-seed Nicaraguan filler.

Garofalo La Famiglia cigars come in 24-count boxes. They include the following five sizes: Robusto (5 x 54), Epicure (6 x 54), Torpedo (6 1/2 x 54), Gordo (6 x 60), and Churchill (7 x 54), with suggested retail prices of around USD 10.00.

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10) Rocky Patel White Label

Rocky Patel tried to find the perfect name and brand for his unique composition of Nicaragua’s finest for over ten years when it dawned on him that no design or label would ever truly showcase these complexities hidden within. True inspiration can only come from a place where artistic expression takes center stage—that’s how he had an epiphany: The White Label was born!

Check out some of our other Rocky Patel faves and purchase one today!

This cigar is so well-crafted, it’s sure to inspire your own interpretation. With notes of cedar and cream alongside an unbeatable sweet finish that lasts long after you’ve smoked the last inch or two in satisfaction – this beautiful stick by Rocky Patel deserves a spot in any enthusiast’s collection.

“To put it plainly, we’ve never created a cigar with a more breathtaking palette than the all-new White Label by Rocky Patel… It’s as simple as that.” – Rocky Patel.

These cigars will come in the following sizes:

  • Robusto 5 x 50
  • Toro 6 ½ x 52
  • Churchill 7 x 48
  • Sixty 6 x 60

Quantities and the release date are up in the air at this time, but given our relationship with rocky, we’ll be sure to keep everyone up to date as we find out any information.

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11) Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Limited Edition “EM” Maduro

JR Cigar is teaming up with Steve Saka of Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust for their 50th Anniversary collection to honor the company’s history and the people who made it happen.

The final installment in this year-long project will be an ode to legacy by using only top-shelf aged tobacco leaves from all over Latin America and domestic production facilities like those found within New York City—the home base where they achieved many milestones during these fifty glorious years!

The Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Limited Edition “EM” Maduro is a hand-rolled cigar that has been created in Nicaragua at the storied NACSA facility.

With aged filler from three different countries, this one will be sure to please any smoker’s taste buds!

The inside is packed with aged fillers from Nicaragua, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic. This masterpiece is sealed with a San Andrés Negro binder and finished off with a Connecticut Broadleaf No.1 dark wrapper, which has been rolled by hand.

A cigar for the ages, these are limited edition and come in a 7.25 x 54 vitola preferred by both Steve and Ed! Only 500 boxes have been made, so grab them now before they’re gone at for $149.50 per box or $14.95 per cigar.

The cigar industry is booming, and there are so many options to choose from.

Hopefully, our list of top cigars to look out for in 2022 will give you some insight into the brands you should be looking out for.

There is one thing that’s for sure; smoking a cigar that tastes good has never been this much fun!

If you’re looking for the perfect smoke this New Year, take a look at what we have on offer here at Screaming Eagle Cigars.

Our team of experts is standing by to help you find the best cigars to add to your collection in 2022!

The choice is yours! Which cigar are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below.