the history of Cumpay cigars
Nicaragua is one of the most recent, most beautiful and, even today, most promising cigar regions. Tobacco plantations are developing on this volcanic land where the fire of the earth is not far away under the earth’s crust (the still hot volcanoes of Momotombo, Cerro Negro in Leon, Coyotepe in Managua).
The typicality of Nicaraguan tobaccos lies in their aromatic strength combined with great finesse, an ideal compromise between strength and pleasure. It is not by chance that it is the new “Eldorado” of cigars.
The Cumpay is made at the Tabaco Segovia factory. The factory is squeezed around a patio lined with arcades where several hundred people, mostly women, are busy. Cumpay takes its name from Maya Selva (the owner of the factory). In the Indian language of the “Tawakha” tribe who lived on this land, “cumpay” meant the rolled tobacco leaf. Maya Selva bears her name well (Selva means forest), she knows her story inside out. She says: “Moreover, in the surrounding mountains there are still Indians who make their own cigars using this method, and bury the leaves in their garden to ferment them. “
Cumpay cigars are Maya Selva’s latest creation. She launched them in 1999. A singular cigar, she says, for at least three reasons: “Nicaragua’s three terroirs go into its composition: Jalapa with its finest clay soil that gives wrapper and wrapper, Estelí with its volcanic sand, and the Pacific with its rich granite and volcanic soil. “The four modules are exclusively a blend of these unique terroirs.
Cape : Nicaragua
Sous-cape : Nicaragua
Tripe : Nicaragua
Boîte de 20 cigares.