Codio Cigars is set up at the end of an aisle, good placement for foot traffic and it took advantage of that by placing its three new releases front and center.

Fausto Codio, president of the company, was excited to be at the show and to talk about his three new releases coming later this year.

Though the acrylic displays the three new cigars were sitting on wobbled a little when touched, I thought they made it very easy to photograph the cigars. What didn’t make it easy was one of the convention center lights directly overhead that caused some really bad glare on everything I photographed.

Codio Cigars My 50th Birthday

Codio’s 50th birthday was last September and wanted to make himself a present, so he created the My 50th Birthday cigar. It will come in glass tubes in boxes of 10.

  • Wrapper: Mexico (San Andrés)
  • Binder: Dominican Republic
  • Filler: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua & U.S.A. (Pennsylvania)
  • My 50th Birthday (6 x 48) — $18 (Box of 10, $180)

Production: 20,000 Boxes of 10 Cigars (200,000 Total Cigars)

Release: September 2022

Codio Cigars The Clock

Codio noted that this was their top seller so far at the trade show. Also, if you were wondering if I made a mistake above and accidentally typed Cuba, I did not. I confirmed with Codio that he said that for all three new cigars as filler tobacco, and he reiterated that he did.

  • Wrapper: Mexico (San Andrés)
  • Binder: Dominican Republic
  • Filler: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua & U.S.A. (Pennsylvania)
  • The Clock (6 x 56) — $14 (Box of 20, $280)

Production: Regular Production

Release: September 2022

Codio Cigars La Cosecha

La Cosecha, which translates into harvest, comes in two sizes and is packaged in metal tubos.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador
  • Binder: Dominican Republic
  • Filler: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Nicaragua & U.S.A. (Pennsylvania)
  • La Cosecha 54×5 (5 x 54) — $12.99 (Box of 20, $259.80)
  • La Cosecha 54×6 (6 x 54) — $14.99 (Box of 20, $299.80)

Production: Regular Production

Release: September 2022

Brian Burt

I have been smoking cigars since 2005 and reviewing them as a hobby since 2010. Initially, I started out small with a 50-count humidor and only smoking one or two cigars a month. Not knowing anybody else that smoked cigars, it was only an occasional hobby that I took part in. In March of 2010, I joined Nublive and Cigar Asylum, connecting me with many people who also shared an interest in cigars. Reading what they had to say about brands I had never heard of, I quickly immersed myself in the boutique brands of the industry and it was then that cigars transformed from a hobby into a passion.