History of Cigars Began From Ybor City of Tampa

There are many places around the world that are apparently on high production for cigars. The places where factories and roads are covered with tobacco, where leaves bloom smoothly and cigars are always inflamed. One of such places is the Ybor City in Tampa, Florida.


Ybor City is a historic district in Tampa, Florida. It was named after Vincent Martinez Ybor, a Spanish citizen who migrated to Cuba at the age of 14. Vincent Martinez Ybor started off as a cigar salesman. And then eventually began to manufacture the cigars in tampa cigar factory, that he previously used to sell.

Vincent Ybor got the idea of opening a cigar factory from his friend, Gavino Guiterrez, who once talked to him about Tampa as a place to set up cigar roots. Tampa offered the climate, the water, and the transportation necessary for productive operation.


Ybor City once had the honor of being the largest manufacturer of cigars. As more and more factories got installed, Ybor City became the headquarters for cigar production. By the 1900s, Ybor City came to be  known as the “Cigar Capital of the World.”


The cigars manufactured at the city’s cigar factory are the best tampa cigars. They are known for the highest quality hand made cigars with vintage tobaccos, making them a blend of art and craftsmanship. Each leaf is selected by professional hand pickers exclusively for the making of these cigars.

These cigars are blended with the finest tobaccos bought from a local supplier at Tampa Florida. Cigars are then skillfully rolled by the Cuban artisans. The wrapper used to roll the cigars are tobacco leaves which are the most expensive leaves and have the right aroma and thickness to use in different sizes of cigars for hand rolling.


There are a few more things that are done before rolling the cigars. These are wetting the tobacco wrapper and hanging it inside a sealed cupboard for 24 hours in order to gain right humidity. Then the tobacco leaves are flattened and then re-hung inside the cupboard for another 24 hours. After 48 hours, the tobacco leaves are stripped and bundled into leaf packs then given to roll into our cigars.

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