Cigars, Plantations

Cigar Talk Video: Hiroshi Robaina – Curing Tobacco

In the first segment of Cigar Talk, we interviewed Hiroshi Robaina, head of the legendary tobacco farm Finca Robaina. Hiroshi spoke about the elements that make Cuban tobacco so unique, the importance of each of these elements and their interaction, emphasizing on the soil as the keystone.

In this second segment, we discuss with Hiroshi the importance of technology in the cigar curing process. The curing of the tobacco is one of the most important parts in the process of making a cigar – it adds balance as well as that beautiful golden copper color to the wrapper. The inevitable debate of tradition vs. technology seems to take hold of the conversation. Watch the video for Hiroshi’s insights on the matter. Enjoy.