To celebrate Cameroon tobacco in all its wonderfully-approachable-balance of sweet and spicy, the team at Cigar World has put together a comprehensive list of the best Cameroon cigars.

First, if you’re asking, what’s Cameroon tobacco?

Cameroon tobacco is normally used in wrappers. While it’s named Cameroon, this tobacco is technically grown in two different countries in Africa:

  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic

Cameroon tobacco is prized for its toothy appearance as well as a rich, sweet taste that finishes with a touch spice. 

A little history on Cameroon wrappers.

The bulk of Cameroon wrappers are really found in the Arturo Fuente, ACID, and Partagas lines. However, the Cameroon wrapper has become rarer over the years. A large part of that rarity could be that a vast majority of Cameroon wrappers are grown by the Meerapfel family. Their exclusive leaf is cultivated in direct sunlight by local farmers in central Africa who use traditional farming techniques. They truly prefer a quality over quantity approach to tobacco farming.

The 10 best Cameroon cigars.

ACID One

ACID One by Drew Estate is a unique departure for the ACID line. This hand rolled, non-aromatic cigar boasts a flavorful combination of wine-cured, Nicaraguan tobaccos wrapped inside an African Cameroon wrapper to create a unique and enticing smoking experience.

Wrapper: Cameroon

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

Arturo Fuente Don Carlos 

Don Carlos is a staple, plain and simple. This medium bodied smoke boasts one of the prettier appearances you’ll ever find on a cigar. The gorgeous Cameroon wrapper gives way to notes of nuttiness, while thoughtfully hugging an exquisite blend of Dominican tobaccos.

Wrapper: Cameroon

Binder: Dominican

Filler: Dominican

Arturo Fuente Hemingway

Oh Hemingway, what a complex figure. And we’re not talking about Ernest, we’re talking about this mellow to medium-bodied cigar from Arturo Fuente. It boasts a toothy African Cameroon wrapper that’s draped around incredibly rare Dominican binder and filler tobaccos.

Wrapper: Cameroon

Binder: Dominican

Filler: Dominican

Cohiba Red Dot

Full in flavor, medium in strength, and flawlessly handcrafted in the Dominican Republic, Cohiba Red boasts a Cameroon wrapper, an Indonesian Jember binder, and a Dominican blend featuring three Cuban seed tobaccos. The result is a dimensional, slightly spicy indulgence.

Wrapper: Cameroon

Binder: Indonesian Jember

Filler: Dominican Piloto Cubano 

Drew Estate Larutan Juicy Lucy

Larutan Juicy Lucy by Drew Estate is a petite cigar in a league of its own. This mellow bodied smoke boasts tobacco from 12 different countries all bundled up inside a flawless Cameroon wrapper. Every puff features notes of sweet and spicy excellence.

Wrapper: Cameroon

Binder: Undisclosed

Filler: Undisclosed

Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur Cameroon

Excalibur Cameroon was dubbed the people's choice cigar. This lustrous Cameroon-wrapped beauty draws effortlessly, delivers impressive complex flavor, and culminates in an impressive long-lasting finish.

Wrapper: Cameroon

Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf

Filler: Dominican, Honduran, Nicaraguan

NUB By Olivia Cameroon

This little bad boy by Olivia is a cool burning, medium to full bodied cigar that sports a leathery Cameroon wrapper. On the inside, you’ll find a complex yet smooth, expertly packed and bunched blend of Nicaraguan tobaccos that create loads of pepper, nuts, earth, and toast in every puff.

Wrapper: Cameroon

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

Olivia Serie G

Boasting a stellar African Cameroon wrapper, Oliva Serie G is a perfectly balanced, medium bodied cigar. Thoughtfully bundled up inside the Cameroon leaf, a rich bouquet of Nicaraguan Habano long-fillers give way to hints of coffee, nuts, and wo​od in each and every puff.

Wrapper: Cameroon

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

Partagas Classic

Partagás Classic is an enticingly rich Cameroon wrapped cigar. Featuring a model construction and signature taste, the blend of Mexican and Dominican tobaccos merge to create a profound, deeply structured smoking experience preferred by influential cigar enthusiasts.

Wrapper: Cameroon

Binder: Mexican San Andrean

Filler: Mexican, Dominican Piloto Cubano 

Rocky Patel Vintage 03 Cameroon

Vintage 03 Cameroon by Rocky Patel is a flawlessly constructed, medium to full-bodied cigar that boasts an array of serious flavor and a flawless construction. An 8-year-aged Cameroon wrapper cloaks Dominican and Nicaraguan tobaccos to produce delightful notes of cedar, coffee, and pepper. 

Wrapper: Cameroon

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan

What’s your favorite Cameroon cigar? Let us know in the comments! 


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Comments

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    (21 days ago)

    Oliva Serie G is my favorite so far but I'm new to cigars and haven't tried very many as yet in the couple months I've been smoking.

    Cohiba Red Dot would be my second choice.

  • Member Avatar
    (22 days ago)

    The Cuesta Rey Cabinet line had Cameroon wrappers and were absolutely delicious. Unfortunately, this line has dwindled to two sizes and only one has a Cameroon wrapper now.

  • Member Avatar
    (22 days ago)

    My favorite Cameroon cigar Don Carlos no. 3 . One not mentioned in this article: definition Cameroon in Toro size.