The cigar brand Cuaba is specialized in figurado formats. These cigars were very popular before the revolution, especially in the 1920s. This form gradually lost its luster until it became almost obsolete in the seventies. In 1996, Habanos S.A. decided to revive these forgotten modules by creating the Cuaba cigars. It is the manufacture Romeo y Julieta which takes up this challenge. The Cuaba cigarswere the first "new" cigars to be introduced on the market after the Cohiba in 1982.
Because of their complexity, figurados are the epitome of the torcedor's art. For this reason alone, any true cigar lover should include them in his own selection. Because with the 0.5% of the exported production, Cuaba cigars remain quite discreet. Like Cohiba, Cuaba is a Taino word. The natives, at the arrival of Christopher Columbus, used it to designate a shrub whose wood was particularly combustible. It was with a branch of cuaba that the Tainos lit their cohibas.
Originally, there were only four modules of cigars Cuaba, added to the series the Cuaba "Salomones".