Nick Perdomo ends his 10-part series on tobacco farming with the final stages of production: color sorting, placing the bands and cellos on the cigars, and finally preparing them for shipping to your favorite cigar retailer.
Easton, PA (PRWEB) January 15, 2014
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"Whether it's a box of 20 cigars, 25, or any other configuration, we color sort every box of cigars that goes out the door," writes Nick.
It all starts with Marjorie Reyes, one of Perdomo's chief color sorters, who has found 72 color variations among wrapper leaves. "In addition to color, she is also looking for any imperfections in the wrappers like spots, etc," adds Nick. "This continuous quality control also extends to the packaging department where they will also look for any slight imperfections."
During these final stages everything continues to be done with precision and patience. Take applying the bands and cellos for example: "For some cigars, like the Perdomo Habano, there are two bands, one at the neck plus a foot band," writes Nick. "Another nice touch we add, which comes from an old Cuban method, is labeling the foot band with wrapper type such as Corojo, Maduro, Connecticut, etc....We use 140 mil cellophane, which doesn't wrinkle when touched, or twist when the cigar is removed from its box. Here again is another quality control thing we do."
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