Arturo Fuente Hand-Crafted Espresso Released

fuentecoffee2Arturo Fuente® has been blending the finest cigars since 1912.
As you would expect, a blend of the best Robusta and Arabica beans would only be appropriate for this dark roast, hand-crafted espresso.

Lovers of the full-flavored Fuente Fuente OpusX® will appreciate the bold full-bodied flavor of this fine indulgence. 10 oz. Ground (283 grams) in a special inner foil bag with freshness valve presented in a special collectible burlap bag.

Ask for A-Fuente Fine Coffee at your favorite Arturo Fuente Cigar Retailer


Legendary Musician Arturo Sandoval receives two 2013 Latin Grammy Nominations

santivalLos Angeles, CA —  Legendary musician Arturo Sandoval has been nominated for two 2013 Latin Grammy Awards: Album of the Year, Gian Marco’s Versiones (Producer)  and Best Traditional Tropical Album, Un Siglo De Pasión.(Dedicated to the 100 anniversary of the Fuente Family)  The award ceremony will take place on November 21, 2013. Go to for more information.

A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz.   Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn’t take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world.  He has since evolved into one of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer.

He is one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, and has been seen by millions at the Oscars performing with Celine Dion, at the Grammy Awards with Justin Timberlake and in his own right as a leader. He also performed at the Billboard Awards with Alicia Keys.

Sandoval has been awarded 9 Grammy Awards, and nominated 19 times; he has also received 6 Billboard Awards and an Emmy Award. The latter for his composing work on the entire underscore of the HBO movie based on his life, “For Love or Country” starring Andy Garcia.  His two latest Grammy award winning albums, “Dear Diz “Everyday I think of you” and Tango “Como Yo Te Siento” are now available worldwide. Soon to be released, is a new book chronicling his relationship with Dizzy Gillespie entitled “The Man Who Saved Me”.

Arturo Sandoval’s versatility can be heard on recordings with everyone from Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Woody Shaw, Michel Legrand, Bill Conti, and Stan Getz to Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, Paul Anka, Rod Stewart and Alicia Keys amongst many others.  He has performed with John Williams with the Boston Pops, and in the Super bowl with Tony Bennett and Patti LaBelle.  

Arturo Sandoval reaches beyond the scope of mere effort.  His struggles while in Cuba and since his defection have given him more energy and strength, urging him to accomplish and surpass his childhood dreams. Filled with a virtuoso capability, he desires nothing more than to share his gift with others who feel the same intense adoration for music as he does. One frequently speaks of Arturo Sandoval’s virtuoso technical ability or his specialty in high notes, but he who has seen him on the piano, lyrically improvising a ballad, or has had the opportunity to enjoy the diversity of his music, through his compositions from the most straight ahead jazz, Latin jazz or classical, knows that Arturo Sandoval is a prominent musician, and one recognizes that Arturo is one of the most brilliant, multifaceted and renowned musicians of our time.  This year Arturo will be receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama.

For more information about Arturo Sandoval go to or call 818-453-5299


Sax and Cigars 2013

SaxOn November 21, 2013 Fuente and Newman families will be teaming up with the Westin to host the fourth annual Sax & Cigars event to benefit the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation right here in Tampa.

 For those of you who have attended this event in years past, you may notice a little something different about the name. Our original event, Saks & Cigars, was held at one of America’s finest retail establishments- Saks Fifth Avenue. As many of you know, the Tampa Saks store closed earlier this year causing us to change the location of this great event; but the name we couldn’t part with. When The Westin generously opened their doors to us, we decided to add a Jazz element to the event and have a saxophone player provide the entertainment, turning Saks & Cigars into Sax & Cigars.

If you’re looking for a relaxing night on the water with distinguished cigars, excellent cuisine, live entertainment and an amazing raffle, then this is an event that you don’t want to miss. 100% of the proceeds of the evening will go to help the children and families of the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation.

Foundation Overview
The Cigar Family Charitable Foundation (CFCF) began in 2001 when long time cigar industry business partners, the Fuente and Newman families, formalized the dream of improving people’s lives in the mountainous Bonao region of the Dominican Republic. By focusing on families, they hoped to give the children in this cigar producing region an opportunity for a better future. Consisting of five rural communities, the region suffers from extreme poverty, an overcrowded and inadequate educational system, poor water quality which greatly affects the population’s health and additionally, there is little or no means of transportation for sustainable employment in the area.



Cigar Insider's Don Carlos Tasting Report

Arturo Fuente Don Carlos NO. 2

92 POINTS • 6" x 55 • $12.60 • Humidor Selection
This reddish-colored torpedo burns and draws superbly, balancing nut and cocoa flavor with a touch of red pepper spice and sweet cedar. Body: Medium

Click Here to read the notes on all of the cigars in the Don Carlos family along with brand summary


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