Coffee and tobacco are two flavors that were meant to be together, and Drew Estate is no stranger to this combination. Having already collaborated with Rocky Patel to create the successful Java line, Drew Estate decided to take matters into their own hands to create Tabak Especial cigars. A slightly mellower version of the aforementioned Java, these cigars come in Dulce (Natural) or Negra (Maduro), and are made from rich, flavorful Nicaraguan tobaccos and infused with Nicaraguan Selva Negra coffee for a rich and unique flavor. Several sizes are also rolled with a "shaggy foot" for easy lighting and eye-catching presentation. If you like your coffee light and sweet, try the Dulce for a creamy, smooth smoke. On the other hand, if you take it black, try the Negra for a slightly bolder taste with a bit more chocolate and spice in the mix.
By Glenn on Dec 19, 2023
I'm a big fan of sweet flavored cigars so when I saw these offered by Drew Estates (my favorite brand) I figured it was a no brainer. Unfortunately as soon as I lit it it burned through the side of the cigars body about an inch and a half from the foot and continued to burn unevenly throughout the entire smoke no matter what trick I tried to even it out. Yes, they have a great taste, very sweet with great notes of coffee but I ended up having to throw away over a third of the stick because one side burned down so fast and it became impossible to draw without burning my lips. The volume of smoke it produced was also terrible due to the uneven burn and I for one will never spend my money on them again. Maybe I just got a bad one but I think I'll stick with my Javas or Nubs if I want a coffee cigar.
By David on Jul 27, 2018