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My Weekend Cigar: Apr. 16, 2018 – nub Cafe Cappuccino 460

MY WEEKEND CIGAR: nub Cafe Cappuccino Cigar Review

By Gary Korb

When Life Gives You Grinds, Make Coffee

As I was rummaging through my girlfriend’s humidor on this particular Sunday morning, I noticed the contents were all coffee-infused cigars. She rarely smokes cigars; but when the occasion arises, this is what she likes, though mostly in Petit Corona sizes. I suddenly spotted a Nub Cafe Cappuccino 460, so I plucked it out because, for one, I was in the mood for something lighter in body, secondly, I find the aroma of this cigar irresistible, and finally, because my choices were extremely limited.

NUB CAFÉ CAPPUCCINO 460

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The Nub Cafe Cappuccino 460 spins the rich taste of full-aged tobaccos with the flavor of fresh-brewed cappuccino for a sweet and satisfying smoke of ample proportions. G-~

Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Size: 4″ x 60
Strength: Medium
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Filler & Binder: Dominican Republic

My Experience: Situating myself out on the porch, upon placing this formidable little number between my lips, I had forgotten that the Nub Café, like many infusion-style cigars, has a sweetened cap. I’ve never been a fan of this feature (except for one cigar in particular that is not infused), and frankly, it’s the only con I have about the Nub Café and its ilk. So let’s get to the good parts. . .

The Nub Café Cappuccino 460 cigar is expertly rolled to a hefty 4″x 60 with no soft spots, and the Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper is smooth with an attractive oily sheen. Once lit, that awesome cappuccino aroma smacks you right in the face, while the smoke issues a creamy texture and sharply-defined flavors of cedar and vanilla caramel from top to bottom. By its midpoint the sweet cap has all but faded, and as the cigar winds down into the second and third stages, spicier notes and richer tobacco flavors enter the fray.

Suffice it to say. . . the Nub Cafe Cappuccino 460 is not for everyone. But if you’ve had cigars like JAVA, Tabak Especiale, or Tatiana Mocha, you’ll find it pleasantly satisfying. Moreover, the 60 ring does offer a lot more tobacco flavor, if that’s your thing. The cigar paired well with my coffee, but I suggest that if you follow the coffee route, go with it black, unsweetened, or with as little sugar as possible. Finally, if you’ve had the Nub Café Macchiato and/or the Café Espresso and they didn’t do it for you, try the Cappuccino, and I’m pretty certain you’ll come around.

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Bob Plewnarz
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Bob Plewnarz

I found the Nub not to have much in the way of coffee flavors compared to a Java Latte, Tabak Especial, or Tatiana. I typically start the day with an infused smoke and after a lot of searching for flavor and price I like the Isla deal Sol in robusto the best. Maybe not as smooth as the Java and not rolled as nicely but at half the price I can live with it

Gary Korb

Gary Korb

Executive Editor

Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com 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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