Is ground coffee good for cigars?

jaycarla

Resident Oliva Whore
We have been flying through the Pumpkin Spice coffee the last month, I might try it with that. Just not sure of the smoke to sacrifice to the test.

Maybe a few 5 Vegas A's.

Nice idea.
 

kansashat

What would Skeeter do?
Funny you mention that. :)

I've got 9 boxes of Partagas 8-9-8 (can't remember where I picked em up) that I sprinkled some used Yuban coffee grounds on.

I'm lettin' them babies sleep.........I'll let ya know how they turn out.

P.S. Don't mention this post to Klugsie........ok?
 

PUFFNMO

Lowland Gorilla
Is it the oils from the freshly ground coffee beans that penetrates the cigar wrapper?

Oh, how much of the grounds did you place on them? Were they covering all sides of the cigars?
Tym - I sprinkled about 2 tablespoons of ground coffee on the top layer of cigars, and of course a lot of that went down to the bottom. I think it's mainly the coffee aroma which affects the wrappers, but probably if you leave it long enough it will penetrate all through the cigars. So no, the coffee did not touch the cigars all over. Larry.
 

PUFFNMO

Lowland Gorilla
In a lot of recipes, coffee is used to enhance the chocolate flavor. Apparently it brings out the "true" choco. flavor. It might enhance the flavor of cigars too. Post back with your findings.
Update - I just smoked another Hemi today, which had spent a bit longer in with the coffee grounds. I have to say that it had a much richer taste than the previous one, and I could not detect any downside. The coffee simply gave it a darker and richer flavor,although it remains a mild smoke.

For me this experiment has been a success. It is something that I anticipate doing only in rare cases, when a stick just does not have enough body to satisfy. If anybody has a bunch of Macanudo's this could possibly work wonders... Cheers,
Larry.
 

moki

SilverBack
I have a box of Hemingway classics with about a year and a half of age on them. Smoked one a couple of weeks ago and was disappointed with the rather bland one-note woody flavor.

So I figured what the heck, why not run an experiment on them. I took about 2 tablespoons of fresh ground coffee and sprinkled it over the cigars, closed up the box and put them away.
WTF! Oh man... heh
 

Smoked

Rodent Muncher
Just a thought but if you let them dry out a bit first they will probably absorb more of the coffee flavor.
 

Maduro13

Newbie in the jungle
I have a box of Hemingway classics with about a year and a half of age on them. Smoked one a couple of weeks ago and was disappointed with the rather bland one-note woody flavor.

So I figured what the heck, why not run an experiment on them. I took about 2 tablespoons of fresh ground coffee and sprinkled it over the cigars, closed up the box and put them away.

A few days later I took them out and lit one. I was amazed at how much deeper and richer the flavor had become. It was still a mild smoke, but there was a new dimension added which I found very gratifying and enjoyable.

So, if you have any cigars which do not give you the amount of flavor you like, try it out on a few and see what happens. Maybe some of you BOTL's have done this already. Cheers, Larry.
I going to give it a try with some padron 5000's I have in a spare humidor.
 

RJT

Chestbeating Pack Leader
I have a small cigar business and do this with low end sticks such as Lafinca. I put an entire bundle in with about a pound of flavored coffee like hazelnut for three or four days.I sell them at a local coffe/wine shop and "coffee infused cigars". While I have not personaly smoked one myself I get a lot of people that love them. Guess I might have to try one myself and see.
 
I have a box of Hemingway classics with about a year and a half of age on them. Smoked one a couple of weeks ago and was disappointed with the rather bland one-note woody flavor.

So I figured what the heck, why not run an experiment on them. I took about 2 tablespoons of fresh ground coffee and sprinkled it over the cigars, closed up the box and put them away.

A few days later I took them out and lit one. I was amazed at how much deeper and richer the flavor had become. It was still a mild smoke, but there was a new dimension added which I found very gratifying and enjoyable.

So, if you have any cigars which do not give you the amount of flavor you like, try it out on a few and see what happens. Maybe some of you BOTL's have done this already. Cheers, Larry.

You crazy guys at Drew Estates! :r
 

PUFFNMO

Lowland Gorilla
I have a small cigar business and do this with low end sticks such as Lafinca. I put an entire bundle in with about a pound of flavored coffee like hazelnut for three or four days.I sell them at a local coffe/wine shop and "coffee infused cigars". While I have not personaly smoked one myself I get a lot of people that love them. Guess I might have to try one myself and see.
RJT - I have but one suggestion. Going upscale will produce an even better result. As any great chef would say, the quality of the dish depends on the quality of the ingredients.

So, rather than do this with cheap cigars and artificially flavored coffee, why not do it with a good cigar and the best coffee you can find???

Also, for those who feel that this is a desecration, there is nothing to be lost by trying it on just one or two sticks in a small box or container... Cheers, Larry.
 

nozero

Alpha Silverback
I've never tried this but it is definitely an initeresting concept, I may give it a go a stick at a time using a zip lock baggy. I wonder if the stick(s) would pick up any flavors from chocolate chips?
:tu

On another note, I have on ocaison transferred a drop or two of Brandy or Whisky on my fingertip from my glass to the head of the cigar and once or twice even quickly dipped a quarter to half inch of the head into the glass. In some cases, it seems to enhance the flavor in others, I can't really tell the difference.
 

Mister Moo

The Pinnacle of Style
After reading that, I HAD to try it.


It's interesting, fun, and much better done with a NC maduro (not nearly as acidic).



Yes, it gives you a buzz like no ****ing other.
Paraphrasing Moki:

"...as long as you're defiling your coffees you may as well castrate 'em first too :) "

:D
 

atlacatl

ChestBeater
I just put some Solo Cafe sticks with ground coffee in a ziplock bag. Hos long should I let them sit there before smoking?
 

tzaddi

jardinero de la selva
I just put some Solo Cafe sticks with ground coffee in a ziplock bag. Hos long should I let them sit there before smoking?
Aren't those cigars already "flavored premium brimming with mocha-java essence"? Are you just trying to make them more coffeelicious? :)

Atlacatl, haven't heard from you since 1528 it is good to see you again.:)
 
Top