Written by Puff Staff

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

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macanudo_cafe Today we are kicking things off with the mild Macanudo Café Gigante and will finish up with the stronger, flavorful Hoyo de Monterrey Dark Sumatra Noche, so keep reading to find out how these two cigars fared…

Macanudo Cafe Gigante

Macanudo is known to offer its fair share of mild cigars, and the Macanudo Café line is no different. This mild cigar is apparently a nice complement to a cup of coffee in the morning, and its smooth nature makes it a solid pick for beginning smokers. Keeping that in mind, I decided to give the Café Gigante a try with one of my favorite cups of Colombian coffee for this review.

The Macanudo Café Gigante stays true to its sizable name by measuring in at a hefty 6 x 60. There are several other sizes in the line that range from the tiny 3 ¾ x 24 Miniature all the way to the gargantuan 8 ½ x 47 Duke of Wellington. The cigar’s filler is a combination of Dominican Piloto Cubano and Mexican tobaccos, while the binder is Mexican San Andreas. Concealing the binder and filler is a Connecticut Shade wrapper. As I mentioned earlier, the Café is a smooth cigar that is said to be mild-bodied in strength.

There are many things to notice when it comes to the Macanudo Café Gigante’s appearance, but its size is the most obvious characteristic. Simply put, this is a beefy cigar that coincides with the fad of cigars with large ring gauges. While intimidating, it’s attractive at the same time. The wrapper is somewhat oily and has a nice golden brown color. There are a few minimal veins that are visible. As I touch the cigar, it feels smooth and has no soft spots. A simple band accentuates the golden wrapper with its green, white, gold, and black colors. It features the Macanudo logo and name. Before lighting, the aroma is sweet and the cold taste is of cedar.

Once lit, the Macanudo Café Gigante burns without any major issues to report. The draw is satisfactory. The gray ash is solid all the way. There’s no shortage of thick smoke. The burn does get uneven at times, so the lighter is kept at arms length for a few minor touch-ups. This is a slow burning cigar and its size means that you should have plenty of free time available if you want to fully enjoy the Gigante.


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