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Oliveros Kopi Luwak

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Kopi Luwak is very expensive coffee. The beans are fed to a fuzzy wuzzy animal called the Asian Palm Civet. The beans are pooped out, rinsed, dried, and ready to be made into a cup of coffee. Oliveros claims to capture this flavor in the cigar I am reviewing today.


Wrapper: Brazilian Maduro

Binder: Dominican Olor

Filler: Cuban seed ligero Cubano & Seco Dominican

Size: Corona 5 x 42

Price: Around $4.00


Pre-smoke & Construction:

The wrapper had a smooth look with only a few small veins and a water spot or two. The smell of the foot and wrapper reminded me of pipe tobacco and coffee. The pre-light draw had some resistance, and had a definite taste of coffee. Pinching the cigar, I found a couple tight spots. Luckily this didn’t seem to effect the draw too much.

The burn required a couple corrections, and I let the ash go for around a half of an inch.



The first third consisted of an earthy flavor with of course coffee. I believe the cap was sweetened, which left sweet notes on the lips.


The second third pretty much had no change. Perhaps the earthy flavors were reduced in strength a bit, allowing more coffee to come out.


Like before, earth and coffee remained dominant. A slight spice was noticed in the sinus and on the lips. The overall strength crept up but remained in the medium bodied range. There wasn’t really anything more to it.



I guess for a flavored or infused cigar, this was OK. It fell in the upper mild to medium bodied range. I prefer unaltered tobacco, so the Kopi Luwak just isn’t for me. There wasn’t any bad flavors, but I was underwhelmed with it’s one dimensional flavor profile. It was mediocre at best. If you enjoy flavored or infused cigars, then give this one a try. As for me, I will never smoke another…

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