Simply Stogies

Episode 15: Be Bright Coffee Honduran Pacayal and a Rocky Patel Number 6

James and Tim return to David’s Fine Tobacco with the Honduran bean Pacayal Coffee from Be Bright Coffee (not a sponsor), and pair it with a Rocky Patel (not a sponsor) Number 6. We talk about the tasting notes from both, how well they pair together, and finally give a score for both the coffee…

Read More

Episode 15: Be Bright Coffee Honduran Pacayal and a Rocky Patel Number 6

James and Tim return to David’s Fine Tobacco with the Honduran bean Pacayal Coffee from Be Bright Coffee (not a sponsor), and pair it with a Rocky Patel (not a sponsor) Number 6. We talk about the tasting notes from both, how well they pair together, and finally give a score for both the coffee…

Read More

Episode 52: Talking Shop with Evan from The Blend Newsletter

Source: https://www.podbean.com/eau/pb-6ztsh-100a35a This episode I chat with Evan, the founder of The Blend Newsletter, via Zoom and we discuss his cigar journey, how he fell in love with cigars, how the global pandemic helped him find his passion for the leaf, and how he curates the newsletter each week. We end up talking about what…

Read More

Episode 52: Talking Shop with Evan from The Blend Newsletter

This episode I chat with Evan, the founder of The Blend Newsletter, via Zoom and we discuss his cigar journey, how he fell in love with cigars, how the global pandemic helped him find his passion for the leaf, and how he curates the newsletter each week….

Read More

Episode 14: The Cost of the Hobby

James and Tim return to Habano Cigar Lounge in Davenport, Iowa to drink coffee and smoke cigars. This time we discuss how expensive the hobby can be and how to get started without breaking the bank. Freddy, the owner of Habano gives his take while we drink some Caribou Coffee.

Read More

Episode 14: The Cost of the Hobby

James and Tim return to Habano Cigar Lounge in Davenport, Iowa to drink coffee and smoke cigars. This time we discuss how expensive the hobby can be and how to get started without breaking the bank. Freddy, the owner of Habano gives his take while we drink some Caribou Coffee.

Read More

Episode 51: Chatting at the Drawing Room QC

Source: https://www.podbean.com/eau/pb-uvfkk-ff6bd6 I visit the Drawing Room QC and chats with two of the owners, Eric Norton and Shale Sage. The trio discuss the cigar community and rich cigar history in Davenport, Iowa, the cigar industry, how cigar manufacturers sell cigars to B&Ms, and how Eric and Shale started their cigar journeys. They also discuss…

Read More

Episode 51: Chatting at the Drawing Room QC

I visit the Drawing Room QC and chats with two of the owners, Eric Norton and Shale Sage. The trio discuss the cigar community and rich cigar history in Davenport, Iowa, the cigar industry, how cigar manufacturers sell cigars to B&Ms, and how Eric and Sh…

Read More

Cigars and Coffee Episode 15: Celebrities, Cigars, and Coffee

James and Tim sit down at David’s Fine Tobaccos in Clive, Iowa and discuss what celebrities they’d like to have a cigar with. We find out who Tim’s hall pass, how disappointed she must be, and how much better Janus Coffee Roasters Peru Capili Medium Roast is compared to Sam’s Club coffee. The conversation eventually…

Read More

Episode 50: Sitting Down with Sean David of David’s Fine Tobaccos

I sit down with the third generation owner of David’s Fine Tobaccos in Clive, Iowa, Sean David. Sean and I discuss a wide range of topics that both his customers and cigar aficionados and enthusiasts will find interesting. We talk about the 40+ year hist…

Read More