Do small cigars, cigarillos, etc. improve with age like regular size cigars?

A: Café cigars are more of a niche market. You won’t find many hardcore cigar smokers smoking them on a regular basis. It’s usually more like they just want a short smoke every so often. Most good cigars will improve with age regardless of their size. The key is, the cigars have a better chance of doing so if they’re handmade like the Cohiba Pequeños shown here. Machine-made cigars, many of which are in the Café cigar category, don’t really “age” because of the chopped tobacco in them. They may mellow a little tho.

Gary Korb

Gary Korb

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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