Today we mark a big milestone on Cigar Coop, our twelve-year anniversary!
Here is what I now write every year:
As always, we go back to the beginning, our first article Worth it for an Iced Coffee? Cigar Coop’s first article wasn’t even about cigars – it was about iced coffee. It started at the 2010 IPCPR Trade Show. I joined with a group from my home base of Charlotte, North Carolina. We had registered as attendees at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. From that point, we had decided to go to the world-famous Cafe Du Monde for iced coffee. We trekked from the Convention Center in high temperature and high humidity. The walk was somehow memorable, and the iced coffee we were treated to was worth it. I was inspired to document the events of that short journey – and that would lead to the first article on Cigar Coop.
Admittedly, the first articles sucked and the photography was lousy. It’s still an important milestone for Cigar Coop as it shows the growth we have had since 2010.
In 2020, I documented the history of Cigar Coop in a ten-part series commemorating our 10th anniversary.
Last year was a huge one for Cigar Coop. Our web traffic grew 29% Year over Year in 2022. For those who believe the online written word is dead – I’m sorry, but you are wrong.
Meanwhile, our daily Iron Man Publication streak, which I can confidently say is the longest in cigar media history, has been going on since July 3, 2012. That’s more than 11 years. It crossed the 4,000 consecutive day mark in June.
Tonight is a rare night a Cigar Coop anniversary falls the night of our podcast. Our 13th Anniversary show will take place on Special Edition #145. Matt Booth, who has a long history with Cigar Coop, will be the featured guest.
Thank you to our audience, readers, sponsors, and strategic partners. Special thanks to Aaron, Bear, Dave, Ben, and Erron for being a big part of what we’ve done here. This is the greatest team out there.
Originally posted on August 15, 2023 @ 9:18 am