It is time to talk about a proscribed pleasure, the cigar, and we approach two authentic temples of habano, Pasión Habanos and the Club de los 100 Puros, to see that those who enjoy this habit have turned their puff into a pretext to meet with the culture , gastronomy or life itself. They fill their conversation with anecdotes, confidences and reflections. It is not easy to decide how much emotion and how much liturgy this art of cigar smoking that Guillermo Cabrera Infante defined as “the glory on earth” has. For these men and women, it is the enjoyment of a whole lifestyle that includes savoring and draining each cigar.
The average age of the cigar smoker is around 50 years. Although the legend of the cigar has been written by artists and politicians, here there are lawyers, judges, journalists, retirees, curritos, pharmacists … They speak of the cigar with passion, of its Cuban origin and of how a whole work of crafts is created. Each specimen is unique, twisted by hand following a centuries-old technique. The magic begins at the moment of cutting it and turning it on, a whole ritual in itself.