SERAFÍN DE CUBA: HISTORY

 “My grandfather owned a chinchal, a small tobacco store, in Cuba.  When the revolution happened in 1959, all of the tobacco stores became nationalized” explains Arnold. The family ultimately wound up in Florida.  After some time in the clothing business, Arnold knew that his love was cigars. In 2006 he and his father, Ramón, opened up Serafín de Cuba and the rest is history.  The shop has some indoor seating and a patio out front.  Patrons are welcomed to bring their own food and have lunch while enjoying the culmination of the efforts of the Serafín family. I smoked the Sublime cigar and would put it up with any major brand that I have ever smoked!

These days Arnold has expanded the Humidor to include many great brands such as Montecristo, AJ Fernandez, Karen Berger, Cohiba and more!  A slow transformation is happening that is changing Serafin de Cuba from just a local cigar store, to a humidor stocked with all of the currently most sought after cigars!  Oh, the Serafin local cigars are still there as well!

In addition to cigars and coffee, there are many Cuban souvenirs available for purchase in the store such as dominos, beach shirts, full-brim hats and much more.  Soft drinks and bottled water are available for purchase.

Serafín de Cuba Cigars

45 Dodecanese Blvd.
Tarpon Springs, Florida 34689
Seating Capacity: 30
Food: no
Beer and Wine: no, coffee is available
Cigars: yes
786-262-4887

www.serafincigars.com

Bruce's love for the leaf quickly became his passion after visiting cigar factories and tobacco fields in Honduras. After participating in the blending and selection processes for many cigar blends over the last 10 years, Bruce became a proofreader for Cigar Journal and has been for the past 3 years. He received his Master's in Foreign Language Education from the University of South Florida and has been teaching German and Spanish for over 15 years. Besides his passion for cigars, Bruce's interests include traveling the world and coaching soccer. He lives in Florida with his wife and 2 children.


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