Cuban Cigars as Organic Products
Every proper cigar smoker ought to be fully aware of the process that goes behind the creation of Cuban Cigars. From cultivation to manufacture, it takes a lot of hard work, concentration, and a high level of expertise to produce a fine habano. Excellent cultivation, delicate curation, and splendour construction are only a few of the principals that define the process of creating cigars as a form of art. Regardless the impressive work that the procedure of making a habano requires, only a few are aware of the fact that, in some cases, cigars constitute organic products. With that been said, in today’s post we touch on the requirements that determine if a cigar should be classified as an organic product.
“UNDERGO RIGOROUS AND THOROUGH EXAMINATION”
WHAT ORGANIC MEANS – Before looking at what are these variants that determine if a cigar is classified as organic, we first need to establish what organic really means. There is no doubt that the word has become a popular buzzword in marketing over the last few years. Nevertheless, what determines if a product should be classified as organic is quite straightforward. An organic product is an agricultural material cultivated without the use of any artificial chemical fertilisers, pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides. To put it in simple words, organic product is a product made entirely out of natural materials and ingredients.
CULTIVATION – It’s not that simple for products to be labelled as organic though. A certain procedure that will investigate if all requirements are met is necessary for any agricultural material to be named as organic. Particularly, a government-approved representative inspects the farm where the product is grown and, after having examined thoroughly the entire cultivation process, it is being decided whether the product will be classified as organic or not. The same procedure applies in the cigars industry as well. However, this is a rigorous and thorough process and, as a result, only a few farms and producers manage to meet these standards. Amongst these farms and producers are premium habano brands like Montecristo Cigars and Ramon Allones Cigar. Hand-rolled using the finest long filler tobacco leaves selected from the Vuelta Abajo region, the Montecristo Linea 1935 Maltes Cigar is made entirely out of agricultural materials. Coming in the very much sought after sobresalientes vitola, the Maltes cigar delivers a full flavoured profile, atypical of the brand’s habanos.
Top Left: The process of picking tobacco leaves in the Hoyo de Mena, Top Right: Tobacco leaves hang to dry inside a cabana in Hoyo de Mena, Bottom Left: Tobacco leaves laid upon handmade wooden crates before they make their way on to the curing house, Bottom Right: One amongst many torcedores hand-rolling habanos inside the El Laguito factory in Havana, Cuba.
“A PRODUCT OF NATURAL CULTIVATION”
MANUFACTURE – Cigars are either machine made or hand-made. In order to produce a large number of smokes quickly and efficiently, machine-made cigars are relatively cheaper and usually contain fillers or lesser quality tobacco. On the other hand, handmade cigars are arguably more expensive, however, there is a simple explanation to that. The process of creating handmade habanos is more complicated and time-consuming and the ingredients used are certainly purer, raising the products overall pricing point. At this point, it, also, worth pointing out that all Cuban Cigars Online are been manufactured using only tobacco leaves, including the filler, binder, and wrapper. Made entirely out of high-quality tobacco, the Trinidad Coloniales Cigar guarantees to please both the cigar beginner and the cigar aficionado. Measuring at 32 mm long by a 44 ring gauge, we can certainly testify that coloniales is capable of producing a medium-bodied smoke, exciting even the most demanding cigar smokers out there.
NON ORGANIC CIGARS – Premium cigars are made entirely out of high-quality tobacco leaves. Contrariwise, machine made and cheaper cigars may contain paper, preservatives or other chemical additives that result to both damaging the quality of the smoke and influencing the overall puffing experience, leaving the smoker with a bitter aftertaste. However, that is the case only with machine made, cheap, or fake cigars. Premium handmade habanos constitute the outcome of a natural cultivation process, like apples or oranges. Coming from a brand known for creating habanos using exclusively high-quality tobacco leaves, the Romeo y Julieta Short Churchills Cigar has been popular amongst cigar aficionados since its first release, back in 2006. Hand-rolled in a Robustos vitola, one of the brand’s best formats, the short churchills puro delivers a full-bodied smoke of prominent aromas, making this habano one of the most desirable Regular Production Cigars on the market.
Left: Trinidad Coloniales Cigar, Right: Romeo y Julieta Short Churchills Cigar
Knowing how and with what ingredients your cigar is made of should be every proper cigar smoker's priority. Whether you are an occasional smoker or a cigar connoisseur, you need to be aware of the fact that all Cuban Cigars for Sale Online are classified as organic products, handmade using only the best quality tobacco leaves. Check out our recent articles on our Cuban Cigar Blog and learn all there is to know about the fascinating world of habanos: