Cigars Production

Tobacco Culture
 The place in which the seed-bed will be located must be selected, a place where the seeds will be deposited in optimal conditions for its germination and future development, until they could be transferred to the field.

Tobacco Houses
If you are travelling by the western roads of Cuba, it will be difficult to avoid the picturesque construction of wood and palm trees leaves in the landscape. These are the tobacco houses, the place were the just harvested leaves are stored. The tobacco is also cured in that place.

To the rolling board
Wet expert hands rub, stretch, press and examine each wrapper. Then they select about 18 to 20 classes of leaves to use as wrappers. The final work goes to the rollers' hands. Cuban Tobacco On his table or board he places half leaf of capote. Then he takes several kinds of tobacco leaves and envelops them. In order to clothe the cigar he smoothes the wrapper, cuts its borders with a blade and roll it.

The master roller
The rolling of the Habano is made in the galley, in that place the rollers, classified according to their skill create the different vitolas and cigars' brands. It is said the career of a master rollers begins after two years as apprentice. Those who overcome this category should work at least for six years to master the job. The

Tobacco Regions in Cuba
However, in the larger of the Antilles there are other four tobacco regions: Semi Vuelta Abajo, Partidos, Remedios and Oriente. In Vuelta Abajo plantations, especially in San Luis and San Juan regions, are harvested the leaves to elaborate the best cigar of the world: the Habano.

The reader of the cigar factory
El first cigar factory where the reading was established was El Figaro, in Havana, by the end of 19th Century. All the three hundred cigarmakers who worked in the factory decided to choose one of them to read and entertain the others while rolling and cutting the leaves.

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