Miami’s high-end cigar rollers

Its been more than five decades since a trade embargo banned imports of cigars from Communist-ruled Cuba. Yet a niche industry is growing in Miami, centered on a few dozen elite Cuban rollers who make special edition cigars that sell for as much as $700 per box in Europe, according to a Reuters report by Zachary Fagenson. Here’s a peek into the industry.

Niurka Perez affixes a band on a cigar at the El Titan de Bronze cigar factory and store in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, Florida. (Reuters Photo)

More than five decades after a trade embargo banned imports of cigars from Communist-ruled Cuba, a niche industry is growing in Miami, centered on a few dozen elite Cuban rollers who make special edition cigars that sell for as much as $700 per box in Europe. (Reuters Photo)

Yaremi Rodriguez tests the draw on cigars at the El Titan de Bronze cigar factory and store in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, Florida. (Reuters Photo)

Maria Sierra rolls cigars at the El Titan de Bronze cigar factory and store in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, Florida. (Reuters Photo)

Owner Sandy Cobas holds cigars in the humidor at the El Titan de Bronze cigar factory and store in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, Florida. (Reuters Photo)

Maria Sierra selects tobacco as she rolls cigars at the El Titan de Bronze cigar factory and store in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, Florida. (Reuters Photo)

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