Connoisseurs all over the world appreciate it: Puros Palmeros - Zigarren aus La Palma. Shot in small family farms with devotion, can compete with international premium goods some of them. How are the re-known cigars, can you get in Puros Artesanos Julio experience in the Breña Alta - frazione San Pedro.
Puros Artesanos Julio in Breña Alta:
more than a cigar shop
The brothers Julio and David Cabrera Rodríguez San Pedro put smoke signals: subject Tabacería call it their business at Calle Cabaiguan, in which they want to sell more than cigars. target their "Trail in terms of tobacco" is, the visitors a "to give authentic experience". In fact, the leisure and Crusaders expected here not just theory: work in the main room Pureros at the ancient lathe as once their ancestors, historical accessories and devices form the perfect setting, and the screen is informed of the tobacco-growing in Brena Alta. The icing on the cake is the camp with its absolutely socially acceptable appearance and his inimitable aroma of tobacco and fine cedar! Everything is at your fingertips, of the bags with leaves from La Palma, Sumatra, Cuba and Brazil to the dried tobacco leaves - only the always cheerful Papa Julio and David turns his Puros protected behind a table.
The combination of tradition and modernity in the design of the factory reflects the fact, has that changed in the processes and equipment in cigar production to this day almost nothing. The artisans snip and turn in Puros Artesanos Julio using the same technique as once. And Julio is always a little shop talk about the Pure Palmero ready. He explains, for example,, as the tobacco and the art of cigar rotation in the outgoing 19. Century to La Palma:
The Palm Eros were once very poor, whereupon many of them emigrated to Cuba and Venezuela. There they worked on tobacco plantations and in the cigar factories, where they all about cultivation, Processing and combination variants learned. With this knowledge, some of them returned to La Palma and began here with the growing. Because they recognized, that both the climate and the mild trade winds as the floor provided ideal conditions.
Brena Alta, Mallet, Santa Cruz and El Paso were middle of the 19. Century to strongholds of the tobacco economy, the up 1967 gorgeous flourished. Then a blue plague put an end to the boom, and only in the 1980s the industry started to recover. Today Brena Alta is the stronghold of Chinchaleros, also the family business by Julio is one of those:
My brother and I have the year Puros Artesanos Julio 2000 founded. We have learned the know-how of our father. He had while no company, worked but always in cigar factories. I knew at the age of twelve, How to turn a PURO.
The boss does not sit while on the "lathe", because he must attend to quality control and administration. But he is ready, Visitors his factory in the small streets Calle Cabaiguan 14 in the Breña Alta district of San Pedro, just to explain the corner from the cigar Museum, How BB´s. Julio gives insights:
For the "Media"-Tobacco varieties are of course secret recipes assortment of Puros Artesanos Julio mixed and the cigar blank, the so-called Tirulo, pressed together by hand. Then the Purero cuts to the binder and wraps it around the deposit. Then everything in the form of cigar is pressed. Finally, the cigar rollers to cut the cover page with the Chaveta and spiral rolls it around the pressed disc. In the production of the "Premio"-Range of Puros Artesanos Julio the cigar is also inside just leaves, where are the cover pages of the highest quality.
Depending on arise as five different versions of the Premio Puros and eight variations in the media section of the Julio Edition. Palm Eros, for example, demand usually strong mixtures with a dark wrapper. Cigar lovers from Gran Canaria or tourists prefer soft, aromatic flavours with light covers, however, according to Julio. The Chief also reveals the composition of at Puros Artesanos Julio tobaccos used:
About 80 Percent of the leaves come from La Palma. My family has a plantation, and also we buy music from other tobacco farmers from the area of Brena Alta. The remaining 20 Percent are leaves from Cuba, Brazil and Sumatra. But because the lion's share of tobacco on our island dates, We may use the seal of the Reserve of the Biosphere La Palma use.
You can directly at the factory in the Calle Cabaiguán cigars so excellent 14 purchase. In supermarkets is not discovered they, because Julio sells his treasures in selected bars and restaurants or for example in a jeweller's shop in Los Llanos. And also at weddings, where the guests according to Julio traditionally not only good food, but also a fine PURO is served:
Since time immemorial it belongs on La Palma at large family gatherings de rigueur, to offer a PURO Palmero. Today the men this way, not just access - the ladies enjoy meanwhile also likes a cigar, also the many pictures of the Día de Los Indianos show in Santa Cruz de la Palma.