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The same tobaccos as Apricots & Cream with a heavy coffee flavor.

BrandCornell & Diehl
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley
CutCoarse Cut
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant

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DK Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DK (803)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

NICE aromatic! I was so disappointed with C&D's Coffee tobacco that I didn't have high hopes for this one. I was pleasantly surprised! This uses black cavendish as a base and it's wetter than Coffee but not too moist. A slight drying period (about 10 mins) was all that was required.

Along with the coffee flavor was strong hints of toffee and caramel - really a delightful combination! The room note was fairly subdued as aromatics go, but it was extremely pleasant. But the best part of this blend was the taste. Really excellent, with bursts of dark roast coffee at the forefront but enough tobacco to let you know you're smoking our favorite plant. This did not leave a wet heel. I may not appreciate all of C&D's aromatics but there is no question that they know how best to blend them so they please those around us but not at the expense of our taste buds.

If you like coffee, pass over C&D's #909 Coffee and go straight here! This is a treat! Certainly one of the best aromatics I've ever smoked.

5 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (1986)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

This one's not over the top sweet, with caramel and a slight vanilla note bolstering the espresso topping. they dominate the tobaccos to a fair extent. The toasted, nutty burley is in the background, and the unsweetened black cavendish has a little brown sugar. Has little nicotine. Won't bite or get harsh. Burned fairly dry and slightly fast with a consistent flavor. leaves little moisture in the bowl, and needs few relights. Has a pleasant after taste and room note. Not really an all day smoke as it has a little punch. Deserves two and half stars, three stars when compared to other coffee blends, so I rate it at three for that reason.

4 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1826)
Mild Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I have been on a 20 year quest to find a tobacco that truly delivers to my palate, the same taste sensation I get every morning when I enjoy my first pipe of the day with coffee. So, naturally I included Espresso with my C&D sampler pack.

Whew, once the tin is open you will most certainly smell coffee! At the match, you will most certainly taste coffee! The blend does settle down after the first dozen or so puffs and tobacco flavor does come through. A very nice effort on the part of the blender, but, like so many others of this type, it fell short of satisfying my tobacco/coffee desire.

Oh well.....

3 people found this review helpful.

Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (729)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

This is pretty good tobacco. Dark roasted coffee. A hint of vanilla and a little sweetness. Goes very well with a cup of Kona. Not much else to say really. Just a simple great tasting smoke.

Mild to medium in body. Medium in flavor. It's a bit chunky and needs rubbing. Fairly dry and ready to smoke. Very smooth and cool.

Pipe Used: MM Diplomat 5th Ave

Age When Smoked: fresh bulk

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2 people found this review helpful.

canvas Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
canvas (85)
Medium Strong Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

Blech, the initial smell is strong of fake coffee, like an overly sweet chemical additive in say a McDonald's Mocha Latte (where any espresso is buried under all sorts of garbage). The initial few puffs were not as syrupy as I expected, but there was nothing good here. A few minutes later it gave way to a dry cheap taste that reminded me of no flavor I wanted to smoke. I'll likely not finish it all for fear of a sore throat.

At it's best the espresso taste was closest to old wet coffee grinds left in a filter for a few days (that dank stale smell).

As someone who really knows good espresso (I make a proffesional cup each day), this was a sad proxy. To think tobacco can taste like coffee might be the same as expecting real fruit taste from a strawberry car freshner.

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1 person found this review helpful.

thedstnguishdgntlmn Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
thedstnguishdgntlmn (360)
Mild to Medium Very Strong Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

This is Nirvana for the coffee lover!There is absolutely nothing like this on the market today.I normally find coffee blends hot,perfumey,and lacking in flavor.The best one prior to this that I had sampled was HOW"s Cappuccino.That one is very sweet and satisfying,but nothing like C&D's Espresso. This is Espresso heaven. It is dark, rich and very heavy in black coffee flavor. C&D's black cavendish is nothing like anyone esle's.This is big,dry, and chunky!It packs a powerful aroma and room note. The really pleasant aspect of this tobacco is it tastes as good as it smells.All pipesmokers should appreciate this blend,provided they LOVE COFFEE.IMHO I should like to make a suggestion-SHPRITZ this with distilled water and let it sit overnight.I got it directly from C&D and it was a little too dry for my tastes. It will never goop up the pipe,nor turn acrid. 4of 4 Java stars! P.S. The ladies will love you for smoking this in their presence.

1 person found this review helpful.

Beer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Beer (302)
Mild Medium Mild Pleasant

It actually tastes more of milk and coffe with sugar than espresso... It has a creamy sweetness which is actually quite pleasant. Mind me, I usually don't like aromatics because they smell much better than they taste, but this one is actually OK and enjoyable even if you usually like natural tobaccos. A fine black cavendish, absolutely not goopy.

1 person found this review helpful.

Sceny Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Sceny (66)
Mild Medium to Strong Medium Very Strong

This is probably my favorite C&D aromatic. While I have by no means tried all of their available aromatics, this blend stands out from those I have sampled. It comes very dry, of course, like most C&D blends, with a very strong coffee odor, present even through the mailing package! It is very dark, almost granular in appearance, with a very short (but not cube) cut. It packs and lights easily and, as per usual with C&D aromatics, the taste is no where near as strong as the smell. I can certainly taste coffee, and perhaps chocolate(?), but under the casing I can clearly make out the natural tobacco flavor. For the first third of the bowl, the casing is strong enough to compete with the very mild, soft tobacco base; but in a pleasant, rather than overwhelming, way. This tobacco burns cool and seems to stay lit very well, especially for an aromatic. In the second third of the bowl, the casing begins to burn off and the base tobacco flavor becomes stronger. It's a very mild, slightly sweet cavendish, not very complex compared to English mixtures, but certainly not the Lane's style goopy black crap. In the last third, the tobacco starts to get slightly wet, but this not at all severe and no pipe cleaner is required. This mixture provides a delightful room aroma, while not overwhelming the flavor of what is a very good tobacco base. The tobacco flavor may be a little mild for those used to GL Pease or Dunhill blends, but it makes a nice alternative to heavier tobaccos. And if you like milder cavendish tobaccos but hate the goopy mess, you'll love this one.

1 person found this review helpful.

GabrielCRT Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
GabrielCRT (82)
Very Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

A very well done aromatic! The topping here isn't overly sweet and the tobacco comes at a respectable humidity level. The black cavendish is smooth and easy on the tongue with a noticeable vanilla flavor. The nutty Burley is still apparent under the flavoring. The added Espresso flavor is delicious and adds to a great room note. This is a go to when the aromatic craving hits!

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chaplikc Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
chaplikc (135)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I recently tried this blend at the local tobacco shop that I frequent. It was mislabeled as apricot but it was very clear that this was a coffee blend. The coffee flavor is apparent but is much more noticable in the aroma. The moisture level is just right and it smoked evenly to the bottom of the bowl. The burley in this blend is of high quality as is all of the c and d blends. I highly recommend this blend to aromatic fans, I like aromatic blends occasionaly and this is not bad but is not something I would probably purchase any time soon.

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Skilling Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Skilling (80)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

If you like coffee, this is it!

Read Sceny's review, as he has this blend pretty well zero'd.

I Love Black Coffee!

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