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June 2016 SMOKESHOP 53 The PuroTemp Digital Gauge Hygrometer from Xikar evokes a modern depiction of the popular retro analog hygrometer. An oversized digital display makes it easy to monitor temperature and relative humidity levels inside humidors with a quick glance. Its LCD "hand" points to the relative humidity level of the humidor on an analog scale, similar to a speedometer in a car, in addition to a digital numerical readout. Each hygrometer comes precalibrated with guaranteed accuracy of +/- 2% right out of the box. The device can be set to register temperature in either Fahrenheit or Celsius. Suggested retail price, $34.99. Xikar, Inc., Kansas City, Mo., Tel: (888) 266-1193, Email:, Web: > Davidoff Year of the Monkey 2016 Ashtrays The ultimate high performance lighter, Défi Extreme from S.T. Dupont features innovative and unique construction that combines a body with precision injected metal and a semi-rigid black frame for protection. Its intuitive ergonom- ics and tactile features include a diamond head grip for effective control under any conditions, while its powerful and uniform blue torch flame resists even high winds. Défi Extreme is effective from 14°F to 113°F and works at an alti- tude of more than 11,000 feet where other lighters become ineffective. First launched in 2012 in chrome, matte black, and red, the current lineup includes yellow, orange, and the newest addition—brushed gray. ST Dupont, Paris, France, Web:; distributed by Davidoff of Geneva U.S.A., Pinellas Park, Fla., Tel: (727) 828-5400. > New Colors for Durable Défi Extreme Lighter from S.T. Dupont The Davidoff Year of the Monkey 2016 Limited Edition features two new ashtrays celebrating this charismatic sign. Both are made in Limoges, France, the heart of French por- celain production, and are delicately decorat- ed with a mix of both matte and brilliant gold along with vibrant red, "evoking the many red envelopes exchanged" during Chinese New Year. A new round design (6-1⁄3" diam- eter, 1-3⁄4" high) features soft smooth edges that evoke the Monkey icon, a spacious ash bowl, and a single cigar notch, $149 suggested retail. The larger rectangular model (7.9" long, 6-1⁄3" wide, and 1.4" tall) features two cigar notches, slightly angled to ensure the two cigars will not touch ($249 retail). Davidoff of Geneva U.S.A., Pinellas Park, Fla., Tel: (727) 828-5400, Web: >Xikar's New PuroTemp Digital Hygrometer The Kafie family, which has been in the coffee business in Honduras since 1933 and teamed up with Tabacos Puros Aliados in Danlí to create the first of its connoisseur-grade cigars in 2013, is launching a specialty grade organic coffee line this summer, Kafie 1901. This 100 percent Arabica bean Grade 1 coffee from select farms in Honduras will be small batch roasted and packaged in the United States, available exclusively through select brick and mortar stores. To coax the maximum amount of subtle flavors from the beans' essential oils, Kafie chooses a medium roast, making this blend an ideal pairing for premium cigars. Even better, Kafie has partnered with Cigar Rights of America (C.R.A.) and will donate a percentage of each sale to the grass roots organization to help it protect the premium cigar industry in the United States and raise awareness of the dire regulatory threats facing craft cigar makers. Kafie Trading Company, LLC, Cutler Bay, Fla., Tel: (305) 255-6368; Email:; Web: > Kafie Premium Honduran Coffee Benefits Cigar Rights of America

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