Step into the world of premium cigars at To' Makao Fine Cigars in Bethlehem, PA.
Since our inception in 2013, we've grown from a tiny boutique to a premium cigar haven, stocked with the region's freshest and most notable selection.
Our perfectly aged, flawless cigars range from the luxurious Arturo Fuente Opus X to the Ashton VSG Sun Grown, catering to all palates.
It's a cigar oasis for connoisseurs and novices waiting to be explored.
Foundation Cigars Co.
Foundation Cigar Company is dedicated to quality, consistency, balance, flavor, and building brands with heart and soul.
Melillo began his career in the cigar industry at the age of 18, working in a cigar shop, the Calabash Shoppee, in his home state of Connecticut. He went on to work for a well-known cigar company, Drew Estate, Where He Developed Some of Their Most Popular Blends. In 2015, he started Foundation Cigar Company to create unique and flavorful cigars that would appeal to novice and experienced smokers.
Melillo is known for his expertise in tobacco growing and blending and his commitment to using only the finest quality tobacco in his cigars. As a result, his blends are often complex and flavorful, focusing on rich, nuanced flavors and a balance of strength and complexity.
Melillo has a deep passion for tobacco and has spent many years studying the art of cigar making. He has traveled extensively throughout Central America and the world, visiting tobacco farms and learning from some of the most experienced cigar makers in the world.
One of Melillo’s signature blends, El Güegüense, was named consensus cigar of the year in 2015 and made Cigar Aficionado’s top 25 list. In addition, the Maduro version, The Wise Man, was named #3 Cigar of the year by Cigar Aficionado and the Charter Oak #1 Best Buys of 2018.
Melillo’s other notable blends include the Tabernacle, which features a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper and a blend of Nicaraguan and Honduran tobaccos.
Melillo is highly regarded in the premium cigar industry for his expertise and dedication to the craft of cigar making. His cigars are sought after by enthusiasts worldwide and have received numerous accolades and awards.
Melillo’s reputation in the industry has earned him a loyal following among cigar lovers and professionals. He is considered one of the leading figures in the modern premium cigar industry, and his work has been recognized with numerous awards and accolades.
In addition to his work as a cigar maker, Melillo is also an advocate for the premium cigar industry. He has been active in lobbying efforts to protect the rights of cigar smokers and cigar makers.
Custom Cigar Bands
Elevate your corporate or special event with a touch of sophistication and personalization. Bring your brand to life with custom cigar bands featuring your logo or event name. Leave a lasting impression on your guests and make your party one to remember. A celebration won't just be regular but an unforgettable experience. Make your mark and stand out with every puff.
Customize your rare cigar
Step up and feast on a masterpiece of craftsmanship by the legendary Franklin Pichardo! Drawing on his decades of deep experience in cigars, our master roller has crafted a genuinely unparalleled work of art that we proudly dedicate to all true aficionados.
Indulge your senses and experience these rare wonders’ full-bodied richness and unparalleled flavor!
Visit our store and explore the finest selection of cigars, handpicked especially for the discerning amateur in you.
Welcome to our cozy haven where you can indulge in the rich aroma of freshly brewed espresso and coffee, complemented by the soothing sounds of relaxing music. Our friendly and amazing staff is always ready to spark up a conversation or let you enjoy your solitude. With ample plush sofas to snuggle in, you can smoke, drink, talk, study, or just simply lounge with us. Come unwind and rejuvenate in our comfortable and inviting space.