The brand of Cuaba cigars is specialized in figurado. These cigars were very popular before the revolution, especially in the twenties. This form gradually lost its lustre until it became almost obsolete in the seventies. In 1996, Habanos S.A. decided to revive these forgotten modules by creating Cuaba cigars. It is the Romeo y Julieta factory that takes up this challenge. Cuaba cigars were the first “new” cigars to be introduced on the market after the Cohiba in 1982.
By their complexity, the figurados embody the pinnacle of the torcedor’s art. Because with the 0.5% of the production exported, Cuaba cigars remain very discreet. Like Cohiba, Cuaba is a Taïnos word. The natives, at the arrival of Christopher Columbus, used it to designate a shrub whose wood was particularly combustible. It is with a branch of cuaba that the Taïnos lit their cohibas.
Originally, there were only four modules of Cuaba cigars, the Cuaba “Salomones” was added to the series.