As soon as coffee seeds are subjected to fire during the roasting process, they gain on volume. Precisely the opposite will happen to leaves under fire that have been pressed and wrapped into a cigar. The length of the cigar will clearly shrink, as the ashes are not able to keep the length the cigar had.
A Mona Lisa cigar, a triple wrapper composition from NYC Fine Cigars in New York, is divided into three equal parts – each wrap covers one-third. Once two-thirds of the cigar has been smoked, the length of the smoked parts is much shorter than before it burned.
This Mona Lisa is better than a Smile. The light color (normally at the foot) is a Connecticut wrapper, the middle one a Habano and the dark, actually black, is a Maduro wrapper. I recommend this 6 x 60 stick!