It's a scientific fact that coffee and premium cigars pair to perfection. It's just in the DNA. These two were meant to be, and PDR Cigars capitalizes on this with the PDR 1878 Café cigar—effectively killing two birds with one stone.
The PDR 1878 Café cigar was first introduced in 2018, expanding on the fan-favorite PDR 1878 series by introducing a suite of three cigars, each themed after different levels of coffee roasts. This includes the Natural Roast Café (Connecticut), Medium Roast Café (sun-grown), and Dark Roast Café (maduro) cigars, offering a wide range of profiles for every palate.
What do the PDR 1878 Natural Roast Café cigars taste like?
First is the PDR 1878 Natural Roast Café, the mildest of the bunch. This blend uses an Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper over a Dominican Criollo '98 binder and fillers of Dominican and Nicaraguan Criollo '98. This cigar is naturally infused with the bright and mild characteristics of light-roast coffee, allowing for smooth flavors of sugarcane, citrus, and creamy coffee.
What do the PDR 1878 Medium Roast Café cigars taste like?
The PDR 1878 Medium Roast Café kicks things up a notch or two, using an Ecuadorian sun-grown claro wrapper atop a Dominican Criollo '98 binder and fillers of Dominican Corojo and Criollo '98 leaves. The cigars are gently infused with sweetened medium-roast coffee, being a great smoke for any time of day. The coffee flavors are apparent but not overpowering, showing flavors of earth, pour-over coffee, toasted bread, and sugar sweetness.
What do the PDR 1878 Dark Roast Café cigars taste like?
The PDR 1878 Dark Roast Café cigar is, of course, the darkest of the three. This blend makes use of a hearty Brazilian maduro wrapper in conjunction with a Dominican Criollo '98 binder and fillers of Dominican and Nicaraguan Criollo '98. With a darker coffee infusion, this blend smokes with the punch of espresso coffee, boasting dark flavors of earth, bittersweet espresso, cocoa, and mocha.