Antigua Tabacco (Tabacco Compania) in Antigua Guatemala
Antigua Tabaco Compañia in Antigua Guatemala
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The inhabitants of Europe were unaware of tobacco until after Columbus epic voyage of 1492. Never the less, the Mayans depicted themselves on pottery (dated between 600 to 1000 A.C. excavated recently from Mayan Ruins in IXMUCHEL Guatemala), smoking a roll of long tobacco leaves tied with strings.
Further more, there are suspicions that the word “CIGAR” is derived from the Mayan language where “TO SMOKE”, is “SIK'AR”.
Just like the grapes in the wine, the tobacco plan will undergo a process of transformation called curing before it becomes a smoking item. But contrary to wine, cigars will be constructed from a blend of different crops of tobacco leaves in order to maintain the flavor of the brand.
Be aware that once again like with wine, Cigars offer a wide variety of flavor, body and strength. Therefore, when you choose a cigar make sure you do not limit yourself only to what marketing wants you to know!
Cigars are usually made of 3 components: the filler, the binder and the wrapper. There are many different tastes of filler tobacco but only two very specific types: long leafs or cuttings. There are many types of wrappers and binders. Cigars made of cutting are not consider real cigars but can definitely be a pleasant smoke!
The binder holds the filler together and secures the cigar's tightness. The wrapper contributes to appearance (color and feel) and taste. All components obviously will contribute to the smoking experience but the workmanship put in the cigar will definitely refine the experience. The appearance and the draw are attribute that will enhance your smoking experience.
The size of the cigar is made of its ring size and its length. The ring sizes range from 30 to 64 (64 = 1 inch). The length varies from 4 to 8 inches. Your draw and the time you have to smoke will define the size you should select. If you tend to have a strong draw, pick a larger ring size.
There are mild, mild to medium, medium, medium to strong and strong cigars. The tastes, on the other hand are numerous: peppery, spicy, earthy, sweet, leathery, silky, etc. At Antigua Tabaco Compania, we will help you select the cigar that will provide you an enjoyable experience. You can smoke with us, in our lounge, or you can get your cigars to go. We offer a variety of branded and none branded products from the land of the Mayans and Cuba. Our friendly staff can talk to you about cigars and more, come to enjoy our company!