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The Lounge

By Javier Cobas
Welcome to The Lounge. A channel all about an aesthetic lifestyle. On this channel, you can expect reviews about cigar & whiskey pairings, cigar & coffee pairings. Located in Coral Gables, Fl but connected to everyone on the web. We upload Monday through Saturday at 12PM and have a great program for you all to enjoy! Monday is Coffee & Cigars, Tuesday is Let's Talk, Wednesday is Whiskey Wednesday, Thursday is Thursday's Thoughts, Friday is Friday's Favorite, and Saturday is Social Saturdays!
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Oliva V Melanio Figurado
Today we revisited an old contestant on Whiskey Wednesday, the Oliva V Melanio! This time, however, in the figurado shape, and paired with Jack Daniels No. 7 instead of Select. Welcome back to the Lounge!
August 23, 2018
AJ Fernandez's Last Call Maduro
Did someone say Coffee & Cigars? YES? WAS THE PAIRING GOOD? Well, you'll just have to watch and find out whether Aj Fernandez's Last call lived up to the hype...
August 20, 2018
Plasencia's Pyramide & Jack Daniels Select
Rejoice subscribers! Its is Whiskey Wednesday all around the world, and trust us, there is no better way to spend your Humpday than discovering amazing new cigar and whiskey pairings. Check out today's episode for a combo you'll surely want to try.
August 16, 2018
Smoking Villiger's Flor de Ynclan with some espresso
It's Monday, aka the day you spend the first 3 hours of your morning thanking God for the existence of coffee. That's why we're reviewing Villiger's Flor de Ynclan, because we think its light-body will be a great asset for our morning cigar arsenals.
August 13, 2018
The Oldest Retail Store on Miracle Mile: Jae's Jewelers
Jae's Jewelers has been around for more than 70 years! But in the jewelry world, that's just reaching adolescence. See what Jae's jewelers is up to in 2018 to solidify their growth into the next 10 years, all this on this week's Social Saturday!
August 11, 2018
Plasencia's Alma Fuerte Cigar Review
Welcome back everyone! On today's episode of Friday's Favorite Javi reviews the Plasencia Alma Fuerte, which is one of 2017's best cigars of the year (according to cigar aficionado magazine). Watch today's episode to see if it lives up to the hype!
August 10, 2018
The Lounge looks different & Should you boycott Nat Sherman Cigars?
Today's Thursday's Thoughts revolves around the scandal & social media frenzy that Altaria & Nat Sherman set off about a week ago surrounding their apparent support for FDA regulation of premium cigars. Javi also talks about the Lounge's redesign & its format.
August 9, 2018
AJ Fernandez New World & Jack Daniels Old No. 7
Welcome back to the Lounge! Today's episode of Whiskey Wednesday might be Javi's favorite yet! AJ's cigar is a MUST TRY for any cigar smoker, featuring rich complex flavor profiles, with an even richer taste coming out when you mix in the Jack Daniels. All this & more, on today's episode!
August 8, 2018
Let's Talk with Rightsyde Media
During the hiatus, Javi sat down with Rightsyde Media for a conversation about their business. They are a social media marketing company with clients that have been featured on ESPN, Business Insider, Forbes, & more!
August 7, 2018
Alec Bradley - Tempus Natural
Welcome to the first Coffee & Cigars of Season 2! Today we tried the Tempus Natural by Alec Bradley, and Javi was genuinely happy with this pairing. Watch the full episode to see The Lounge's official score of this pairing.
August 6, 2018
You had one job...
Wow Javi. What you did was completely uncalled for. You should be ashamed of yourself and never upload to Youtube again. /s
August 5, 2018
The Lounge #57 - Padron 1926 No. 35
Whiskey Wednesday, you know the drill. Sight, smell, taste. Then, we give you our rating. This week we have the Padron 1926 No. 35, & the Widow Jane is making a return. All this on today's episode of The Lounge.
July 12, 2018
The Lounge #56 - Robert Rico
You know the drill, Let's Talk Tuesday we bring someone onto the show from somewhere out in the world. Today it's Robert "Rob" Rico, and he talk about the car industry. Welcome back to another episode on The Lounge.
July 10, 2018
The Lounge #55 - Wise Man
Welcome back to the NEW Lounge! Little rebranding this week and forward, hope you enjoy this Coffee & Cigar pairing! One of my fave blends of tobacco I've tried in a while.
July 2, 2018
The Lounge #54 - La Taberna Giralda
On this week's Social Saturday, we paid a visit to La Taberna Giralda: a Spanish restaurant in the heart of Coral Gables. Between its decor, its menu, and its overall environment, it makes for a great dinner & date spot. Check them out! Spanish Summer by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license ( Artist:
June 30, 2018
The Lounge #53 - Eye of the Shark
Wow, we finally got our hand on Cigar Aficionado's cigar of the year! And since today is Friday's Favorite, it's only right we review this cigar. You won't expect the score we give it... Welcome to The Lounge!
June 29, 2018
The Lounge #52 - Goodbye
Just Kidding hahaha, this is the last episode of THROWBACK THURSDAY, not The Lounge! Thanks to all you for the last 50 Episodes. Even if you were only here for a few minutes a day, every person counts! Love you all
June 28, 2018
The Lounge #51 - The Traveler & Widow Jane
It's Whiskey Wednesday, you know what that means! This has to be one of my favorite segments on the show, really dove deep into the flavoring of the cigar & whiskey. Although they didn't end up being a good pair together, individually they are phenomenal! Welcome back to The Lounge!
June 27, 2018
The Lounge #50 - Floyd the Rock Artist
Today on Let's Talk Tuesday, we did little talking in English (sorry) but in celebration of our 50th episode, Floyd painted us a wonderful woman! Welcome back to The Lounge! Music by BENSOUND Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Music promoted by Audio Library
June 26, 2018
The Lounge #49 - La Flor Dominicana Cameroon Cabinet No. 3
On this week's episode of Coffee & Cigars, we review the LFD Cameroon Cabinet No. 3 which paired great with some Cuban Espresso! This is today's episode of The Lounge!
June 25, 2018
The Lounge #48 - Lorenzo Pizza
This week's Social Saturday shifts our focus to an Argentine Pizzeria right in the heart of Coral Gables. Lorenzo Pizza definitely has room for growth, and is making a name for itself in the city beautiful! This is today's episode of The Lounge!
June 23, 2018
The Lounge #47 - Arturo Fuente Don Carlos
Today on Friday's Favorite we review the Arturo Fuente Don Carlos, which uses the same blend as Eye of the Shark which is 2017's Cigar of the year! This is today's episode of The Lounge!
June 22, 2018
The Lounge #46 - Toscano Antico
Welcome back to another Throwback Thursday! Today we talk about the foundation of our nation, a great gift from some friends, and movie madness! All this on today's episode of The Lounge! PS: Sorry about the short episode, promise tomorrow it'll be a full fledged episode :)
June 21, 2018
The Lounge #45 - Casa Cuevas Maduro
Today is Whiskey Wednesday, and because Gabriel from Casa Cuevas was gracious enough to gift me a hat from their limited release, I returned the favor in this episode by reviewing their Maduro along with some good old Jack Daniels. This is today's episode of The Lounge!
June 20, 2018
The Lounge #44 - Jose Fabian
What's up family?! Today on Let's Talk Tuesday, we find out a little about Jose Fabian, a really great guy, who world for the No Fault Group here in Miami. Located in the Coral Gables office, Fabian is your go-to for any legal and medical needs!
June 19, 2018
The Lounge #43 - Arturo Fuente Cubanitos
On this week's episode of Coffee & Cigars we try one of my favorite quick smoke, the Arturo Fuente Cubanito. Sometimes you just need something quick to go with your espresso shot, so we went ahead and tried these for you! Welcome back to The Lounge!
June 18, 2018
The Lounge #42 - Gables Cigars
We got a little personal on The Lounge today. You all know we usually go to different businesses on Social Saturdays, but today we stuck right here at home inside Gables Cigars!
June 16, 2018
The Lounge #41 - Padron Presidente
Welcome back to The Lounge! On this week's episode of Friday's Favorite, we smoke the Padron Presidente and give you our thoughts on this king of a cigar!
June 15, 2018
The Lounge #40 - Acid Blondie
Another week, another Throwback Thursday! This week's episode on The Lounge talks about the harnessing of a natural force, our rights, and a funny movie!
June 14, 2018
The Lounge #39 - El Galan Reserva Especial
Welcome back! Today is Whiskey Wednesday, and we're trying El Galan Reserva Especial along with the Tennessee Honey by Jack Daniels right here on The Lounge!
June 13, 2018
The Lounge #38 - Quantum Waves
We've had cigar pros, mortgage brokers, and now a band on Let's Talk! Join us as we discuss the music industry with a new spirited band right here on The Lounge.
June 12, 2018
The Lounge #37 - My Father's Cigars Connecticut
Like Coffee & Cigar combinations? Well, you came to the right place! On today's episode of The Lounge we try the My Father's Connecticut blend with some traditional Cuban coffee, and you'll be surprised to see what we have to say.
June 11, 2018
The Lounge #36 - Le Provencal
It's a new day here at The Lounge, today is Social Saturdays, and we had the pleasure of interviewing the crew over at Le Provencal Restaurant right in the heart of Miracle Mile featuring french cuisine elegantly prepared straight from the heart.
June 9, 2018
The Lounge #35 - My Father's Cigars The Judge
Welcome back to The Lounge. Today is Friday's Favorite, and we'll be talking about My Father's Cigars: The Judge. Check out what we have to say about this cigar, and what rating we think it deserves!
June 8, 2018
The Lounge #34 - PDR El Criollito
What happened this week in history? Find out on Throwback Thursday, today's episode of The Lounge. We talk a famous marriage, an unfair ban, and a carefully calculated attack.
June 7, 2018
The Lounge #32 - Rob Padron
Today on The Lounge, we finally expanded past the cigar industry and brought in some to talk to us about a different realm. Rob is a mortgage broker based in Coral Gables. This is this week's episode of Let's Talk Tuesday!
June 5, 2018
The Lounge #31 - Flor De Selva Maduro
Happy Monday, and welcome back to The Lounge! On this week's episode of Coffee & Cigars, we review the Flor de Selva Maduro with some Cuban coffee.
June 4, 2018
The Lounge #30 - Artigiano
Social Saturday is here! This week on The Lounge, we visit Artigiano: a custom men's clothing store on the outskirts of Merrick Park. Great people, and even better clothing!
June 2, 2018
The Lounge #29 - La Flor Dominicana Andalusian Bull
Can't believe I went almost 2 years without trying 2016's Cigar of the year! Today we analyzed what smoking the Andalusian Bull is really like. Check out this episode of Friday's Favorite right here on The Lounge!
June 1, 2018
The Lounge #28 - AJ Fernandez Bellas Artes
Welcome back to Throwback Thursday on The Lounge! Today we talk sports, fake news, and the divide between the people of the world. Love you all!
May 31, 2018
The Lounge #27 - My Father's Cigars Le Bijou
Cigar of the Year 2015? I could see why, the Le Bijou is magnificent, and you will not understand how good this pairing is until you try it. This is today's episode of Whiskey Wednesday on The Lounge.
May 30, 2018
The Lounge #26 - Flor y Nata
Today for Let's Talk Tuesday on the Lounge, we bring on Joan, the founder of Flor y Nata. Join us as we talk about a unique cigar brand that is only recently created!
May 29, 2018
The Lounge #25 - Toscano Classico
Today on Coffee & Cigars we try the Toscano Classico. Great pairing, but watch to see what score we give it! This is the Memorial Day episode of The Lounge!
May 28, 2018
The Lounge #24 - Miami Maps
What better way to connect businesses on Miracle Mile, than to create a map of the most passionate small businesses in the area? Meet Marshall Steingold, the man behind the concept, on today's episode of Social Saturdays on The Lounge.
May 26, 2018
The Lounge #23 - La Aurora Preferido Double Barrel Aged
Welcome back to Friday's Favorite here on The Lounge! Today we try a cigar from the preferido line La Aurora has in their many collections. I also rant for a bit...
May 25, 2018
The Lounge #22 - Perdomo Edicion Silvio 20th Anniversary
Welcome back to The Lounge! Today is Throwback Thursday, which means we'll talk about events we think are cool, that happened this week in history, all while smoking a good cigar!
May 24, 2018
The Lounge #21 - Oliva V Melanio
Another Wednesday, another Cigar & Whiskey combination! Today we try an Oliva cigar with a Jack Daniel's Whiskey! See what we had to say on today's Whiskey Wednesday on The Lounge.
May 23, 2018
The Lounge #20 - Maya Selva
A story about a girl who needed to prove everyone wrong. Starting her brand in the late 90s, Maya Selva has gone on to make a name for herself and her brand around the world. This is today's Let's Talk Tuesdays on the Lounge!
May 22, 2018
The Lounge #19 - Last Call
Last Call? It might turn into your first call after you taste the combination we tried here at The Lounge on Coffee & Cigars!
May 21, 2018
The Lounge #18 - Well Groomed Gentlemen
Today on Social Saturday, we head over to Well Groomed Gentlemen on Miracle Mile, to find out more about the luxurious men's spa that's clearly a hidden oasis in a bustling city center. This is Social Saturdays on the Lounge!
May 19, 2018
The Lounge #17 - Flor De Las Antillas
Welcome back! Today is Friday, and that means we'll give your our cigar of the week, and review its sight, smell, taste, & construction. This is Friday's Favorite on The Lounge.
May 18, 2018
The Lounge #16 - Casa Cuevas Habano
It's Throwback Thursday here at The Lounge, today we talk about some iconic moments not just in US history, but moments that shaped the future we're living in today! All while smoking the Casa Cuevas Habano.
May 17, 2018
The Lounge #15 - La Galera Maduro
Like Whiskey? Like Cigars? Maybe you'll like this combination of a Scottish Whiskey and Dominican Cigar. Here's today's episode Whiskey Wednesdays on the Lounge.
May 16, 2018
The Lounge #14 - Tony Gomez
Today on the Lounge, we have the brand behind Cigar Aficionado's "Cigar of the Year 2017" in for Let's Talk Tuesdays. Tony Gomez is his name, and making sure La Flor Dominicana is running smoothly is his game.
May 15, 2018
The Lounge #13 - Cumpay
Welcome back to the Lounge! Today's episode of Coffee & Cigars reviews the Cumpay, made by Maya Selva Cigars. See what we had to say and share your opinion down below!
May 14, 2018
The Lounge #12 - OAK Apparel & Home
Tomorrow's Mother's Day, and of course I left the gift shopping for last minute. Today we visit OAK Apparel & Home on the Lounge to create a custom gift basket for our mom. We love you mom!
May 12, 2018
The Lounge #11 - Nestor Miranda Habano
Today on the Lounge, we explore the depths of my mind... Ha just kidding, check out what I have to say about the first cigar I ever smoked! The Habano from the Nestor Miranda Collection.
May 11, 2018
The Lounge #9 - Micallef & Black Label
Different Cigar & Whiskey every Wednesday. This week it's we try one from the Micallef brand, and a classic Black Label neat.
May 9, 2018
The Lounge #8 - Casa Cuevas Cigars
In this episode of Let's Talk, we brought in Luis and Gabriel from the brand Casa Cuevas to find out a little more about what goes on in the making of a new brand!
May 8, 2018
The Lounge #7 - La Flor Dominicana Reserva Especial
This coffee and cigar pairing was phenomenal. Really blew me away! This is episode 2 of Coffee and Cigars!
May 8, 2018
The Lounge #6 - Small Tea
On Saturdays, instead of focusing on our shop, we're paying attention to hidden spots here in the Gables. Small Tea is a quiet little place and they have a variety of teas to choose from. It's a perfect place to sit down and do some work, or just relax and catch up with friends.
May 5, 2018
The Lounge #5 - Best Seller
Who's the favorite this week? It's the Best Seller by Arturo Fuente! Watch to find out why we think this cigar is a must in everyone's humidor.
May 4, 2018
The Lounge #4 - Padron No. 35
Nostalgia. Every Thursday we look back at events that have shaped the course of history during the week in past years. Today's Throwback Thursday is the first of many more to come!
May 3, 2018
The Lounge #3 - Oliva G
Hello and welcome back! This episode is the first rendition in our segment "Whiskey Wednesday" where we'll try and find the ultimate cigar and whiskey combination.
May 2, 2018
The Lounge #2 - Nestor Miranda
Welcome, today is Tuesday, that means we're bringing in an important figure to talk with us about how they were able to make it. For Let's Talk Tuesday #1 we have Nestor Miranda from Miami Cigar & Company.
May 1, 2018
The Lounge #1 - Drew Estate Undercrown Shade
Welcome to the Lounge. This is episode 1 of our show, and also episode 1 of the segment "Coffee & Cigars" hosted at Gables Cigars. Follow us on instagram here: @GablesCigars And shop our cigars here:
April 30, 2018