Cigar News: Rocky Patel Ships Java Maduro X-PressRocky Patel announced this week that new Java Maduro x-press would be shipping. The new vitola is a parejo shape (4 x 32) and is sold in 10-count tins.

These small cigars have the same chocolate and coffee flavor of the Java Maduro but, but in a small 10-minute shape. Suggested retail for the tins are $24 per pack and will be shown in displays of five.

“The wait is over,” said Mark Weissenberger, VP of Marketing. “We’ve been excited to tap into the tin market and provide the Java smoker with a true coffee break cigar.”

Java x-press was first shown off at the 2017 IPCPR and was supposed to ship in December of 2017, but production issues delayed the release. Originally, it was going to be available in Latte and Mint along with Maduro, but for now, x-press will only be produced for the Maduro brand. All the flavor-infused Java brands are made exclusively for Rocky Patel Premium Cigars (RPPC) by Drew Estate in Nicaragua.

Java x-press will be seventh vitola in the Java Maduro portfolio, joining the square-pressed Corona, Robusto, Toro, The 58, as well as the round, pig-tailed Petite Corona and the extreme trunk-pressed Wafe.