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Today Brazil is the biggest producer of tobacco in the world (700K tons). The biggest quantity is produced in the south of Brazil, the best quality in Bahia.
The Bahiano tobacco competes equally with the Cubans as the most aromatic of the world.
From this region of Brazil the best tobacco is exported all over the world, and many Dominican Republic Cigar companies use the Mata Fina and Sumatra-Bahia tobacco to make the unique flavor. During the six months fermentation at temperatures up to 60 º C the tobacco gets its typical dark brown color.
The tobacco grows in the area called Mata Fina, at the villages Cruz das Almas, Conceição da Feira, São Gonçalo dos Campos, and others; as well as Mata Norte, with villages as Coração de Maria, Amélia Rodrigues and others.
The region is well known for its historic sugar cane industry and today for its tobacco. The region produces tobacco since the colonial era, when tobacco leaves were the currency for trade. The original inhabitants of Brazil already knew tobacco and were using it for medicines and rituals.
Recôncavo is the coastal area surrounding Brazils largest bay, Todos os Santos, with 200 km of beaches and 35 islands, south of Salvador in Bahia.
The Reconcâvo is one of the most beautiful regions in Brazil, with a rich culture, music, and religions such as Candomble. Here you find Capoeira dancers and famous musicians like Caetano.
The history of bahian cigars started in 1842, when a Portuguese, Francisco José Cardoso, installed the factory Juventude in Sao Felix. Dozens of factories came up since. Three of them became imperia: Costa Pena, Dannemann and Suerdieck. Costa Pena lasted from 1851 until 1955. Dannemann is a continuation of the even older company, Schnarrenbruch 1873-1955.
The Bahian factories produce10 million cigars per year. So, these and other brands show that is it possible to encounter cigars of excellent quality, not only on the island of Fidel.
- Top 20 Brazilian cigars Bahia is known for producing strong and aromatic tobacco for cigars, handmade and considered among the best in the world for good aroma and burning.
- Brazil tobacco history From the beliefs and rituals of the indigenous peoples, tobacco became the most important non-food agricultural product on the planet. The use of tobacco products in all their forms (snuff, straw cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, roll-your-own, etc.), goes back to times well before the existence of the present-day cigarette manufacturers. With its origins in the Andes, tobacco ...
- Brazil cigar tobacco regions Cruz das Almas is the main city of Mata Fina region in the Reconcavo Bahiano, in the state of Bahia, Brazil. The city of Cruz das Almas is 150 kilometers away from Salvador, the capital of the state. The Mata Fina region gets its name from the native vegetation (mata= vegetation and fina=thin). Mata Fina ...
- Brazil cigar tobacco Brazilian cigars are mostly produced in the state of Bahia on the eastern coast of Brazil. Here the region is very tropical and the soil fertile, which naturally makes a great tobacco growing environment. Brazil is the leading South American country for tobacco exports. In the world of cigars, Brazil is mostly known for its dark ...