The Cigar Industry Report is a one-stop place to catch up on the activity here at Cigar Coop. It is a combination of the news reports, cigar reviews, and assessment updates we do throughout the week. In addition, each week we will look back at Cigar Coop history. Look for this report every Saturday morning at 8am Eastern Time.

Cigar Industry Report: Edition 363 (1/11/20)


Cigar of the Year Countdown 2019

For the tenth consecutive year, Cigar Coop has done a Cigar of the Year Countdown. Through January 6, 2020, we counted down the Top 30 Cigars for 2019.  This week we concluded our Countdown with selections #3 through #1

The criteria for the 2019 Countdown can be found here.

Prime Time Awards

As we do each year we awards for Factory, Company, and Person of the Year. This week were the Factory and Company Awards. Person of the Year will be announced on January 13th, 2020.

Feature of the Week: Altadis, General, Davidoff and Drew Estate Withdraw From 2020 PCA Trade Show

Four of the biggest cigar manufacturers have announced that they will not be attending the Premium Cigar Association Trade Show. Today Cigar Coop has received confirmation that Altadis U.S.A., General Cigar Company, Davidoff of Geneva, and Drew Estate will not be at the 2020 Trade Show. We’ve got the details here. We also took a look at the brands that will not be exhibited at the 2020 PCA Trade Show. Finally, we published PCA’s response.

News and Previews

Legislative News


Prime Time Show

Prime Time Special Edition

Prime Time Jukebox

  • No Show This Past Week


Prime Time

Episode 124 (1/16): Scott Pearce, Premium Cigar Association

Prime Time Special Edition

Special Edition 66 (1/14/20): Terence Reilly, Aganorsa Leaf
Special Edition 67 (1/27/20): The Big Game Show with Jonathan Carney

Prime Time Jukebox


On this date Jan 11