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Black Coffee is a blend of burley, Virginia and black cavendish, infused with a rich, slightly sweet coffee flavor. Great all by itself, it can also be a nice addition to blends with chocolate or whiskey flavoring.

BrandPeter Stokkebye
Blended ByPeter Stokkebye
Manufactured ByPeter Stokkebye
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Mild to Medium, Medium
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3047)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

The Virginia is grassy, citrus sweet as the base of the blend. The burley is earthy, woody, nutty with a little molasses, and is almost a second lead. The black cavendish offers just a touch of sugar. The tobaccos are mostly covered up by the mildly rich, slightly sweet coffee, and the topping is why you buy this blend. Sometimes, I sense a hint of caramel, too. Has very little nicotine, which is typical for most aromatics. The taste just reaches the medium mark, while the strength is in the center of mild to medium. No dull or harsh spots to be found, and it won’t bite. The tobacco is a little dry. Burns cool and clean at a reasonable rate with a slightly buttery, sweetly smooth consistent flavor from start to finish. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and requires a couple of more than an average number of relights. Has a very pleasant after taste and room note that lingers a little. An easy going all day smoke. Three and a half stars.


20 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2081)
Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Peter Stokkebye - Black Coffee.

It looks coarser than a lot of straight ribbons, and smells sweet. The pouch actually has more sweetness than coffee. The moisture's good, and there's a lesser amount of black Cavendish compared to the lighter Burley and Virginia.

I like the smoke! Again, like in the pouch-note, I get more of a sweeter addition than coffee. That's not a bad thing, it tastes great. Albeit, some folks may find it a touch sickly. The Burley in Black Coffee tastes SUPERB: incredibly rich, nutty, and rustic. The Virginia tastes high quality too, but not as inimitable as the Burley. The Cavendish is easily the lightest of the three, sometimes I think I might be getting some, but I couldn't swear to it.

The nicotine: medium. The room-note: pleasant.

I'll highly recommend this:

Four stars.

Pipe Used: Altinok Lee Van Cleef; Friday pipe

Age When Smoked: Three weeks

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10 people found this review helpful.

TwelveAMnTX Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TwelveAMnTX (28)
Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I decided to try PS Black Coffee after getting a blend that was a mix of 2 other tobaccos from a local shop. I enjoy the blend, but it is more of a creamy coffee & I wanted something with more coffee taste. I enjoy smoking this straight & blended with other tobaccos.

When you open the bag you get a nice buttery caramel coffee smell. It's a mix of good burley & vrginia with some smaller bits of black cavendish mixed throughout. The tobacco is drier than most aromatics, but still has enough moisture to bite if you puff too hard. It takes a couple lights to get going, but stays lit well if you keep a good cadence. The bag aroma compared to the smoking experience seems backwards. The black coffee is the main flavor with a slight hint of the buttery caramel that you smelled. It burns down fairly well leaving very little dottle or wetness in the pipe. The room note is a pleasant smell of coffee, but you also get some tobacco aroma as well.

As for mixing, this works well with PS Black Cavendish, I have a jar I mixed 50/50. You can try whatever amount you want to add for some vanilla flavoring to your coffee. I also enjoy adding a small pinch PS Dark Fired into the Black Cavendish Coffee mix, it gives a nice smoky nuance to the blend. You could also try whiskey, amaretto or whatever you may like in your coffee. Enjoy!

Pipe Used: MM cobs & Lorenzo Atlante Chianti

Age When Smoked: fresh to a month in the jar

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8 people found this review helpful.

Singularis Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Singularis (18)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

Shockingly few reviews on this one, so I thought I'd throw my hat in the ring.

Got this on whim, swayed by the following justifications: 1) it was 20% off at 2) it was very inexpensive by the ounce, so I couldn't resist (and got 2 whole ounces!) 3) I love coffee.

Regarding that last point, I really didn't have any grand expectations that it would really smell or taste like the wonderfully fresh-roasted beans I craft and quaff. But I reckon I'd give it a try anyway.

The pouch note is very caramelly, though perhaps a bit reminiscent of Irish cream or Kahlua (especially fancy lattes infused with those syrups). But NOT just plain black coffee.

Smoking this, however, was a very pleasant surprise. I think the Virginias in this blend are the most prominent, and fortunately quite detectable despite the casing. Very sweet and light. I wouldn't mind smoking them without the flavorings.

But then once smoking through a bowl, I found the aftertaste perhaps the best part. No bite, and nearly undetectable nicotine ... and the nicest, albeit faint, coffee notes. Yes, even straight black coffee (the way God intended it to be drunk).

Works wonderfully well blended with your favorite (complementary) aromatic (I recommend 1-Q, RLP-6 or Stokkebye's Natural Dutch Cavendish), but also when mixed with non-aromatic blends. Give it a whirl. You'll be glad you did.

Age When Smoked: Fresh

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5 people found this review helpful.

BROBS Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BROBS (67)
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

This one really does hit the mark of black coffee. Has a good flavor, though not always of coffee at all. Decent tobacco flavor comes through without overpowering the flavor of the coffee or cocoa or whatever it is you can taste. This one is really good along with a real cup of "black coffee" and to me doesn't offend or make your pipe stink. I could smoke a lot of this.

Pipe Used: MM Diplomat, Old Dominion Chesapeake Cob

Age When Smoked: brand new to 2 months old

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4 people found this review helpful.

canvas Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
canvas (337)
Medium Extremely Mild Mild Tolerable

In my quest to find a good coffee flavored tobacco I gave this one a try. Not as pungent as the Cornell & Diehl Espresso I had, but not much coffee essence either. Between the two it was "better" in that I didn't crinkle my nose when I tried it, I just wish it had some coffee flavor (or any flavor for that matter) when smoked. It was dry and just unassuming... more akin to a generic aromatic that didn't have much aroma.

If I simply wanted a neutral effect I would smoke this, but I can't really recommend as a coffee tobacco. I did recently revisit it and while it was still plain, but was an OK smoke when packed tightly.

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4 people found this review helpful.

Ismail M Taher Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ismail M Taher (5)
Mild Medium to Strong Very Mild Very Pleasant

If you're looking for a slightly sweet tobacco (aromatic) that doesn't taste chemical nor burn too fast and bite the hell out of you, look no further!

On my quest to find a coffee flavored tobacco, I've tried Cornell and Diehl espresso and mocha tobaccos, and they were OK, but nothing special.

Then comes Peter Stockbye's Black Coffee, a splendid blend by a remarkable blender. The tobacco is high quality, it's mildly sweet with an extremely realistic pure black coffee flavor throughout the smoke with a little caramel sweetness balancing the blend. If you sit back, relax and puff slowly, you'll surely begin to pick up the true taste of the tobaccos underneath, including quality Virginias and nutty earthy burley.

If you are looking for a blend to pair with your morning cup of joe, this is perfect. Tastes even better than it smells, doesn't bite or burn hot even with quick puffing, and has a very delicious tobacco taste, roasted coffee aroma and caramel like sweetness that I suspect from the Cavendish.

After trying a few PS blends, man, this blender is so underrated and deserves so much more recognition! They produce some of the finest and most delicious blends either English, American or aromatics.

Pipe Used: Savenilli Roma

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2 people found this review helpful.

Bbrown626 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bbrown626 (150)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Don't try to make me happy... you're not coffee.

But it does taste like coffee! The topping is the main player here, as it should be with an aro. I agree with others that have commented that it has an underlying creamy vanilla taste to it, so maybe not black coffee, but it definitely is coffee - the way I like it. I did not pick up on the flavor on the first bowl, but I think it was masked my morning cup of Joe! The second bowl was much better. The Virginia is detectable, not so much the burley, and the black cav adds the vanilla to the blend. Burns well, fairly consistent taste to the bottom of the bowl. The room and pouch note both have a mild coffee scent. Mild nic-hit - wouldn't be interesting if it had more nicotine to add the jolt received from coffee? But then it wouldn't be an all day smoke

A solid 3 stars!

Pipe Used: East German bent volcano

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

1 person found this review helpful.

Ronnstein Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ronnstein (29)
Extremely Mild Mild Medium Tolerable to Strong

This tobacco blend has a very nice flavor to it, although it is much more caramel than coffee. if you're looking for a black coffee flavor here, you will probably be disappointed, but the flavor that is there is mild, sweet and pleasant...just not coffee. I can't rate high on the room note because my gf says that this blend actually burns her nose, so I never smoke it when she is around. I will somewhat recommend this one.

1 person found this review helpful.

CDM Jr. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CDM Jr. (19)
Very Mild Extremely Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant to Tolerable

Is there a difference between a blend named Black Coffee and Coffee? I've read in reviews here that a good Coffee blend is hard to find. Well, PSBC isn't a good one. I've had many cups of actual black coffee and this tobacco is more like water run through day-old grinds 3X.

Purchased in bulk(4oz.) the moisture level was ready to go. Coloring was lighter than darker in a ribbon-cut that was easy to load.

Now for the bad news. It burned hot, it bit this slow-sipper and lost most if not all of the Coffee flavor half way down the bowl. At that point all I got was steam and ash. Worse still, it ghosted a nice briar.

The best Coffee blend I've experienced so far is Vauens Italian Blend No. 20. Stokkebye's Black Coffee I cannot recommend.


Pipe Used: Butz Choquin Marseille

Age When Smoked: Fresh

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1 person found this review helpful.

pipewrench Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pipewrench (10)
Medium to Strong Mild Mild Pleasant

In the pouch- Nice coffee aroma. A little on the dry side.

In the pipe- Slightly sweet pleasant coffee flavor. Burns a little on the fast side. The topping doesn't overpower the quite good tobacco flavor. Room note is pleasant, but light.

Packed using the three step method the pipe became very warm and the tobacco was harsh on the tongue, mouth, and throat. Packing tightly helped, but the smoke still tended to be somewhat harsh. Two stars is the most I can go here.

Pipe Used: briars

Age When Smoked: 1 month

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1 person found this review helpful.

manxman Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
manxman (82)
Medium to Strong Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

Drier than expected for an aromatic. Thus it stays lit easily. I don't find it sweet. No nicotine noticed. No gurgle. Just a tobacco and black coffee flavor. After smoking, the flavor of coffee lingered on my tongue.

Pipe Used: Savinelli Author with balsa

Age When Smoked: 1.5 years

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

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