La Palina and El Titan De Bronze jointly announced the retirement of celebrated maestra torcedor Maria Sierra, who, for the past five years, single handedly rolled the La Palina Goldie Series.
Cornelius & Anthony Premium Cigars will release Cornelius in a new size at the 2017 IPCPR trade show. The line will now be offered in a Lonsdale, 6.5 x 42.
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.
Produced at the El Titan de Bronze factory in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, USA, Cornelius is made under the supervision of owner Sandra Cobas. The blend consists of an Ecuador wrapper and binder and filler tobaccos from Nicaragua.