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.
After tobacco leaves are harvested, the green leaves go through the natural process of curado, a desiccation process during which internal chemical changes occur.
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.
After a family tragedy, Raquel took over tobacco purchasing and blending duties with clear goals: to look to the future while learning and working side-by- side with her father, Manuel Quesada. In addition, she worked to strengthen herself against the sexist prejudices that persist to this day.