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In honor of our 25th Anniversary online, we've teamed with Jeremy Reeves and C&D to create a limited edition Virginia / Burley Cake! This classic VaBur consists of ripe Virginia, earthy burley and a foundation of luxurious black cavendish, pressed into cake form to marry each component into a delicious flavor profile. 25 years in the Adirondacks has made us attentive to the outdoors, where we hope you'll enjoy this sweet, warming & lively blend in front of a roaring fire. Great for veterans & new comers alike, this blend can be enjoyed all day with it's mild body & pleasant, naturally sweet taste & aroma. Only 1,440 beautifully designed tins were produced to commemorate this special anniversary of ours, so don't miss out!

BrandCup O' Joes
Blended ByCornell & Diehl
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeVirginia/Burley
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
CutKrumble Kake
Packaging2 ounce tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium, Medium
Extremely Mild, Very Mild
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2976)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant

The red Virginia provides a lot of fermented tangy dark fruit, earth, wood, mild vegetation, sugar, light tart citrus, grass, floralness, wine-like vinegar, and a pinch of spice. There’s a fair amount of toasty, moderately sugary black cavendish in the mix, but it doesn’t quite have the expected effect, which leads me to think it is processed from burley. The mildly rugged burley presence is very nutty, earthy and woody, and competes with the Virginia for attention. The strength and nic-hit are a couple of steps past the center of mild to medium. The taste barely reaches the medium threshold. There’s no chance of bite or harshness. Has very few rough edges. This crumble kake easily breaks apart to suit your preference, and needs no dry time. Proportionately well balanced, it burns cool, clean, and a tad slow with a light inconsistency in its fruity, nutty, mildly sugary, lightly creamy flavor. Barely leaves any dampness in the bowl, and requires a couple more than an average number of relights. Has a very pleasant, lightly lingering after taste and room note. Can be an all day smoke. Three and a half stars.


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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2065)
Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant

Cup O' Joes - 25th Anniversary.

A single piece of kake, brown with black flecks, sits in the tin and it's easy to pinch a bowl's worth off and load. It has a slightly chocolate-esc aroma, and is a little too moist; for some, maybe? But it suits me!

Luxurious. The flavour's very luxurious. Even the smoke has a thick, luxurious build. I get plenty of fruity red Virginia, creamy black Cavendish, and the Burley? It's the Burley that makes this a particularly preeminent smoke, There's a note of chocolate from it which is divine; it isn't as rough, coarse, as Burleys can be. So, even though there's a fullness, the smoke's rather mellifluous! It burns nicely, manufacturing a cool temperature smoke. All without a bite!

Rom-note: nice. Nicotine: medium.

25th Anniversary? Without a doubt, four stars:

Highly recommended.

Pipe Used: Altinok Meerschaum, Falcon

Age When Smoked: 4 months

Purchased From: Cup O' Joes

3 people found this review helpful.