Cigars can be made one of two ways: by machine or by hand. The latter is usually preferred, but requires a significant amount time. For starters, the tobacco leaves must cure for six weeks before the torcedor—or cigar roller—even begins their work. From there, the artist painstakingly sorts the leaves by colour and fermentation, removes the veins, and finally begins stretching and rolling them into a handmade masterpiece.
As an appointed dealer for Habanos—one of the largest Cuban cigar manufacturers—Cigar Connoisseurs is the bridge between torcedor and aficionado, offering popular brands such as Romeo y Julieta, Cohiba, and Montecristo. All customers have to do is walk into the shop's humidor and choose which handmade stogies they want to smoke or use as Lincoln Logs. True connoisseurs can even enroll in the shop's cigar club and receive three or four gourmet cigars each and every month.