Cuba (Trinidad) • Cigar Factory • Employee Check in point

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Cuba (Trinidad) • Cigar Factory • They work hard and fast, but there is always time to laugh.
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Cuba (Trinidad) • Cigar Factory • Fluffing up the filler tobacco leaves
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Cuba (Trinidad) • Cigar Factory • Using the chaveta to smooth out and cut the wrapper leave
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Cuba (Trinidad) • Cigar Factory • Rolling the cigar. Experienced cigar- rollers can make over a hundred cigars a day.
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Cuba (Trinidad) • Cigar Factory • They carefully inspect every cigar they roll, and stack them up in order to take them to press.
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Cuba (Trinidad) • Cigar Factory • She had a smile on her face the entire time I stood there photographing. As she finished rolling one of them she handed it to me so I could photograph it, smiled again, and kept on rolling a new one while she jokingly asked me if I wanted to bring her home with me, and open a cigar factory. She had the most vibrant energy on the place.
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Cuba (Trinidad) • Cigar Factory • The ALMOST final product
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Cuba (Trinidad) • Cigar Factory • After carefully rolling and selecting the cigars these are taken to press
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Cuba (Trinidad) • Cigar Factory • After carefully rolling and selecting the cigars these are taken to press
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Cuba (Trinidad) • Cigar Factory • Once done with the press process they start with new batches. In order to get all the ingredients that make the cigars such as the wrapper, binder, and filler leaves they have to go to the check out room and sign out the materials from an inventory. This process is extremely controlled. 
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Cuba (La Havana) • The famous "La Bodeguita del Medio" 
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