Cuba Tobacco

Dried tobacco is sold to a cooperative and sent to many different factories around the island. Cigars are produced in factories like this one in Trinidad where each worker produces about 200 cigars per day. Experienced rollers take a handful of leaves for the filler, form it into the desired shape, then wrap the binder leaf around it to hold the cigar's shape. The cigars are then placed into wooden molds and pressed into shape. Later they are removed and wrapped with wrapper leaves before being closed and cut to length.