What do you think about adding coffee beans and bourbon to my humidor?
Q: I just wanted to tell you about one of my humidors. It is a 30 cigar capacity or so. In it I place a level of coffee beans. I put cigars in, sans cello, and put more beans on top. I then put a humidifier in and leave it for a month. The results are interesting. Sometimes I fill the humidifier with bourbon. It seems to give a richer, fuller taste to the cigars. sometimes you get an actual coffee taste but not always. Lighter flavor cigars seem more affected than heavier cigars.
Your Famous Especial Vitolas do very nicely in there. The wrapper darkens and the flavor deepens. I know this would seem like heresy to some, but I am not bound by their limitations and will try almost anything to enrich the experience.
I would love to hear your thoughts.
- Roger Williamson in NJA: As I always say, "to each his own," especially when it comes to premium cigars. It also makes sense that the milder cigars would pick up the aroma more easily. Personally, I would not do either, mainly because if I want a coffee scented cigar I can pick up a box of Java or Tabak Especial. Secondly, I don't like bourbon, so that would be out anyway.
If it works for you, great. I'm also a big fan of the Vitola Especiales. Actually, someone in the past had suggested a similar use of coffee beans in their humidor, so you're not alone. Let's see what the readers think by leaving their comments.