Tobacco

The processing of the leaves are usually done by factory workers. This is a process that is typically done by hand, because the tobacco leaves are so fragile. A machine would likely destroy the delicate leaves, rendering them useless. The factory workers are able to gently remove the mid rib with skill, and thus succeed where a machine would fail.



Once the midribs have been removed, the leaves are sorted again, according to what type of tobacco leaf is good for a filler, binder, and wrapper. These assortments are sent to a factory that is full of skilled cigar rollers. These craftsmen choose the right tobaccos for the cigar, and begin rolling. They start by creating a bunch of leaves with their hand, and then they wrap this bunch with a binder leaf. This is the beginning of a fine cigar.



The nearly completed cigar is placed into a cigar mold, and left out to sit for a day or so, until the cigars are firm enough to be wrapped. The skilled worker wraps the filler and binder using the wrapper, and then seals the cigar using some all natural, organic vegetable glue. From here, some cigars are boxed up and sold, while others are left to age for a few years. This really helps mellow out the taste.



You now understand the process of fermenting cigar tobacco, and how the fermented tobacco is rolled to make a cigar. It’s an intricate process that requires many hours of work, and many skilled laborers as well. You should celebrate their success by lighting up a fine cigar and kicking back for a minute.