The process of cigar production in Cuba

Oct 16,2016
Viewed as a symbol of Cuba, cigars are made entirely by manual methods, has been present and popular in the elite around the world.

Tobacco was planted at the end of the year. After 3 months, the tree was large enough for a farmer to start harvesting process by interrupting each leaf.

Of tobacco seeds are very small. Only mature trees are more than 30 leaves.


His hands calloused Raul Valdes Villasusa and multiple cuts formed through many years of work.


The farmers in the tobacco farms were transported by bus to and from work. Tobacco is a major crop in Pinar del Rio.


Most tobacco farms under cooperatives, partly owned by the government.


After harvesting, the leaves are collected in dry rooms.


They are hung up on the wooden pole. This process can take up to three months.


At the organic farm Montesino tobacco, pesticides and fertilizers are not used fully. Insects also be removed by hand.


Owned by Mr. Marcelo Montesino (right), this is a base of business establishments family survive through 3 generations. Marcelo was standing next to his son, who will inherit the family tradition.

When the process is complete drying, cigar rolling stage is started.

Technical rolled cigars requires concentration, just a little negligence can also affect quality. A good cigar to be rolled up are, in the same direction.

Some tobacco farm is open to visitors as Montesino. Raw food for tourists grown right in the garden.

The purchase, sale, export of Cuban cigars has high growth in the past few years. However, the farmer's tobacco fields, ranch cigars still hopes to establish better relationships with the world.

By: Gray Ramirez