Nestor Miranda Special Selection Coffee Break

First off let me apologize for not having a video review for this cigar, or pictures for that matter. With a wind chill in the single digits I sought refuge in one of my favorite B&Ms. I thought I would be able to shoot a video there, but the football crowd was huge, so the video and audio quality was less than acceptable. So I decided it was time for an old school written review.

The Nestor Miranda Special Selection Coffee Break is a petit robusto measuring in at 4.5 inches long with a 50 ring gauge. My first introduction to this blend was the Nestor Miranda Special Selection Lancero, which I felt was an excellent cigar. This cigar has is dressed in silky dark brown wrapper, which oozes with an obvious light oil. There is a small veiny structure to the wrapper which just seems to give this cigar some character.

Company: Nestor Miranda
Made in: Unknown
Made by: Miami Cigar, Co.
Size: 4.5″ x 50 Petit Robusto
Wrapper: Nicaraguan
Filler: Honduran, Nicaraguan and Dominican
Binder: Nicaraguan
MSRP: $6.40


The cigar had a nice earthy and leathery pre-light aroma on both the foot and wrapper. I clipped the triple cap with my Palio cutter. I took a few pre-light which seemed a touch tight, but yielded an light flavor of leather and nuts.

First Third

Upon lighting this cigar I got a huge blast of leather and almonds. The draw was a bit tight but produced abundant smoke. The burn line progresses nearly perfectly straight. As I worked my way through the first third I began to get slight notes of chili pepper which great an almost warming sensation to the smoking experience. Simultaneously the almond flavors in this cigar seemed to pick up in strength. The first ash fell off at just under an inch.

Second Third

The second third began with a blast of almonds and lightly roasted coffee. The notes of chili pepper continued which offered a little added interest to the cigar. The cigar continued to burn evenly and produce a ton of smoke. The draw also corrected itself which lent itself to a more enjoyable smoking experience

Last Third

The Final third performed much of the same way that they second third did. The draw continued to get a bit better, but there were only minor flavor changes just to keep things interesting.

Final Thoughts

I think this is a killer little cigar. It packs a loads of flavor that make small changes throughout the entire smoke time to keep things interesting. The draw issues I experienced with the review cigar were not common to what I have experienced before with this cigar. I’d rate this cigar on the upper end of medium body, but think it smokes smooth enough that anyone could enjoy it. Well worth a fiver!

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Nice review. I like the Special Selection Lancero myself, so I will have to give these a try!


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The Nestor Miranda Special Special Selection is one of my favorite cigars and well worth the money. A great tasting cigar that is very consistant in both quality and flavor.

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