On my recent workshop in Cuba I took the group to this incredible Tobacco factory. There are 600 workers and most are women, they told us its because they are better organized and make a better work environment, I must agree. Each worker makes around 150-160 cigars per shift per day, let me tell you that is a lot of cigars being made by hand.
I sat there and watched the entire process and I now understand why cigars are so expensive. The care and patience that goes into making these one by one is remarkable.
We had to leave our cameras and bags behind, but I was able to take a few photos with my phone. The quality of the photos is not great but you can see and get an idea of the kind of work that goes on here.
It will make you appreciate your next cigar.