Entubado, Accordion & Co: The Different Ways to Make a Cigar
News Desk, via the Cigar Journal (@cigarjournalmag)
How do you like your cigars, folded or bunched? Have you ever wondered about how your cigars were rolled? Cuban cigars have been hand rolled the same way for nearly 200 years. Torcedors are specifically trained cigar rollers who skillfully roll the cigars using various methods for different brands and formats.
“The roller lays the filler leaves (tripa) out in piles from left to right in front of him. Then comes the binder (capote), and – finally, at the far right, the wrapper (capa). The thick central vein of the filler leaves has already been partially removed so that, with a little imagination, the leaves look like a frog with back legs (frog-strips). Now comes the first step: shaping the bunches (bunching). The bunch is the semi-finished product, usually consisting of three to five filler tobaccos and the binder, which is rolled around them.”
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