Cohiba 'behike 56' are famous high end cigars produced at the Cohiba factory, El-Laguito in Havana.
These handmade cigars are carefully selected, sorted, pressed and rolled by the workers, a process that has remained unchanged for two centuries.
A woman fills a box of high end 'Behike 56' cigars at the Cohiba factory 'El Laguito' in Havana. ? Photo by Reuters
A woman fixes the ring on a cigar. ? Photo by Reuters
A woman sorts the cigars before they are packaged. ? Photo by Reuters
A factory worker with brightly colored nails rolls some cigars. ? Photo by Reuters
Hand rolled cigars are smoother since the workers easily spot flaws and bumps unlike those produced by machine. ? Photo by Reuters
Rolling cigars is a tedious job as it requires skill and deep concentration. ? Photo by Reuters
A woman sorts tobacco leaves at the factory. ? Photo by Reuters
Tobacco leaves are delivered and sorted before being pressed. ? Photo by Reuters