I like cigars, I really do.
But I don’t really know so much about them.
It’s a shame, but give me a Cohiba Siglo VI and some cheap brand sigar and I’ll probably won’t be able to tell you the difference.
But that doesn’t really matter, it’s all about taste. And I love the taste.
For this photo series I went all the way to Esteli, Nicaragua.
Visiting a cigar company gives a whole other meaning to the term “hand made”. Seriously, when you see the people actually rolling the cigars, they seem get more valuable with every blink of an eye.
It’s an interesting procedure which starts from the picking of the leaves, drying, separating the first class from the second and the outer leaves from the inner and eventually the rolling. Men do the rolling and women do the finalisation with their gentle thin fingers. One team, both sexes.
Haven’t seen enough of the cigar making process?
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