The Expert Buncher Manuel Mota gives us inside view of his everyday life.
The factory Flor de Copán has history and importace. In the oldest tobacco growing region in Honduras, it is the only cigar factory and one of the biggest employers in the region.
Are all cigar smokers men who wear suits? Even if this may never has been the case, it was definitely the most common stereotype. At least before a few actors helped facilitate a change.
Social responsibility is a growing trend in the cigar world. At Plasencia Cigars the mental and physical well-being of its employees and their families is a high priority.
Getting to where he is today has been a crooked path, but somewhere among those twists and turns Abe has also achieved a lot of personal goals.
Néstor Andrés Plasencia’s passion for sustainable farming took hold while he was studying agriculture. In 2002, the first completely organically grown cigar was born, the Reserva Orgánica.
Oliva Cigar Company/J. Cortes is building a new factory north of Estelí in Nicaragua. At the moment they’re producing 60,000 boxes at rented facilities in the centre of town, which gives little room for growth.
Moving to a new factory brings new tasks and challenges. Together, Camacho’s leading duo, Manuel Batista, general manager, and Luis Tábora, head of finance, give an insight into the organization.
It’s not only beaches that you’re never far away from in Barbados. It’s rum and cigars, too. Tourists as well as the locals enjoy the rising cigar culture of the island.
Ever since the 1800s, the San Andrés Valley in the state of Veracruz has been the center of tobacco in Mexico. Today it is what Estelí is to Nicaragua and Santiago to the Dominican Republic.
When Celia Sánchez, Fidel Castro’s indispensable helper, decided in 1967 to introduce women into the cigar business, hundreds of women lined up for the prestigious task of rolling for Cuba’s leader and his guests. One of them was 18-year-old María Sierra.
The Little Havana area in Miami, Florida was once full of cigar factories, like My Father, Perdomo and Padrón. When they moved their production to Central America, El Titan stayed put. Today Cobas has ten rollers in what is one of very few factories left on the street.