Right as August gets underway, General Cigar Co. will begin shipping a new member of the Macanudo family, the M by Macanudo Espresso, an infused cigar that adds the flavors of café con leche and café macchiato to the iconic brand’s profile.

The M Espresso features a barber pole design, using Indonesian shade grown and Indonesian maduro leaves to create the distinctive visual design. The binder comes from the Philippines while the filler is all Nicaraguan tobacco. The new line, which is produced at Tabacalera Tambor in Nicaragua, is offered in two sizes:

  • M by Macanudo Espresso Belicoso (6 x 54) — $8.79 (Box of 20, $175.80)
  • M by Macanudo Espresso Toro (6 x 50) — $8.29 (Box of 20, $165.80)

“M by Macanudo Espresso delivers a rich and indulgent smoking experience for cigar lovers seeking departure from their everyday smoke,” said Laurel Tilley, brand ambassador of Macanudo, via a press release. “M Espresso, like the rest of the M line of flavored cigars, defies the conventional notions of a flavored cigar in that it smokes like a premium Nicaraguan cigar, but is enhanced with the perfect touch of coffee and cream. With its unique wrapper and nuanced flavor, it’s wonderfully unique and will most definitely be a staple in my humidor.”

This becomes the third infused Macanudo to be offered in recent years, joining the M Coffee that was released in 2018, and the M Bourbon that debuted in 2019.

The M by Macanudo Espresso is scheduled to begin shipping to retailers on August 3.

Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.