Cuban Cigars are in our Future as Relations are Restored

In 1962, right before United States President John F. Kennedy signed the trade embargo against Cuba, he asked his Media Director Pierre Salinger to get him all the Cuban cigars that were available in town. He wanted at least “1,000 Petit Upmanns.” Salinger came back with 1,200 of them. Kennedy then signed the embargo making the […]

Cigar Store Indian

The cigar store Indian has an interesting history. Wooden Indians have been displayed at tobacco shops for centuries and depict the Native Indians who introduced tobacco to the rest of the world. The tradition started during a time when store signs were pictorial because many customers could not read. By the 1800’s the wooden cigar-store Indian figure was kept on the […]

What Cigar Size Are You?

I recently read an article in Cigarcyclopedia about how men select the size of their cigars based on their own height and weight. While at first blush it might make sense, in practice it doesn’t. I know many tall men who enjoy Corona  and Robusto cigars, and many short ones that smoke long and fat […]

Smokin in the Gables Cigar Event

Smokin in the Gables was part of the First Annual Gables Hispanic Cultural Festival, held today in Coral Gables, Florida. The event was a big success, notwithstanding the rain and heat, with thousands showing up to enjoy the culture, smoke cigars and indulge in Latin food and drinks. Cuban Crafters Cigars was happy to be a […]

Florida’s Lt. Governor Jeff Kottkamp Visits Cuban Crafters Cigars

Florida’s Lt. Governor Jeff Kottkamp recently stopped by Cuban Crafters Cigars to enjoy Cuban coffee, a specially made “pan con chorizo” sandwich and great cigars. Governor Kottkamp was in Miami on official business and while passing through Little Havana found some time to hang-out and relax at Cuban Crafters Cigars’ superstore. Coincidentally, City of Miami Commissioner Richard P. Dunn and State […]

Nicaragua’s Tourism Minister Visits Cuban Crafters

Nicaragua’s Minister of Tourism Mario Salinas and Laureano Ortega, son of President Daniel Ortega, visited Cuban Crafters to talk cigars and tourism. They were accompanied by the Honorable Luis Martinez, the Nicaraguan Consulate General in Florida. The cigar industry in Nicaragua plays a vital role in their economy. In the tobacco areas of the north economists estimate that nearly […]

Florida’s Governor Charlie Crist Visits Cuban Crafters Cigars

Florida’s Governor Charlie Crist stopped by Cuban Crafters Cigars on Thursday, May 20th to drink Cuban coffee and smoke cigars with his friends and supporters. May 20th is celebrated as Cuba’s Independence Day. The Republic of Cuba gained independence from Spain on May 20, 1902 and went on to ratify the Cuban Constitution. The Governor was in Miami for the […]

U.S. Senator Visits Cuban Crafters for a Miami Cigar

Long gone are the days when a United States Senator could smoke a cigar in the Senate Office Building, or the President and Vice President in the White House. Throughout history some of the most accomplished leaders were known to smoke cigars. John F. Kennedy and his brothers Ted and Robert F. Kennedy  proudly smoked cigars publicly. World leaders Winston […]

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