Brazil: Arapiraka and Mineiro

A new line of tobacco from Brazil!

WORLD TOBACCO ORIGINAL is always hunting for the rarest tobacco from all over the world, this time we have prepared the most unusual cigar raw materials from the paradise corner of the planet. We have made a brand new and extremely interesting product from BRAZIL for you!

What is its uniqueness? This is tobacco, the leaves of which are twisted either into a long and thick rope-rope, or into a braided pigtail and flagella, and thus it is fermented in its own juice. It looks extremely unusual. This method of fermentation of tobacco is used exclusively in those regions of the country where it grows, and the tobacco itself bears the name of these places.

Brazil Arapiraka

Dark shade-dried tobacco, oily leaf.

  • Soft and medium strength, the taste leaves a strong memorable aroma on the upper palate and tongue.
  • It has a shade of smoky warm resin with herbaceous ashy notes and has pronounced and intense notes of unripe green grapes and not the usual light sourness of prunes and unripe figs.
  • The humidity of tobacco in a twisted form is about 20%, hence there is a light earthy shade, like good varieties of tea.
  • Type: pigtails of tobacco leaves twisted into flagella, fermentation takes place in its own juice.
  • For fermentation, it is first twisted into flagella, which then merge into a long pigtail, in this form it has been fermented for more than 2 years!

The history of Arapiraka tobacco

This tobacco is part of the Nicotiana Rustica strain. This tobacco gets its name from the region where it comes from. Arapiraka is a city in the northeast of Brazil in the state of Alagoas. The region around the city of Arapiraka has always grown cereals, and cassava has always been its main product since 1848. But this began to change gradually when tobacco began to be cultivated. After the first tobacco planting, at the end of the nineteenth century, another 50 years passed before a healthy and lively tobacco cultivation culture settled in Arapiraka. Now the city is nicknamed "The Capital of Brazilian tobacco".

Rope tobacco production in Brazil has a large and surprisingly pre-industrial tobacco industry.

Tobacco cultivation is very common in the regions of Brazil and is deeply rooted in its culture. Brazil is the second largest tobacco producer in the world. In this market, only a few types are suitable for the production of cigars.

For production, most people use exclusively different types of tobacco seeds from Nicotiana Rustica. Tobacco leaf production is a practical skill. Twisting tobacco leaves into ropes is still a craft that requires experience and skills. After harvesting the leaves, they are sorted by quality and placed on drying racks in the shade. After 8 days of drying, the leaves are ready for the next stage. The first step is to remove the central vein from partially dried leaves. The interweaving and twisting of the halves of the leaves, give tobacco the shape of a rope. After reaching the desired dryness, the newly formed ropes are left to mature. There is a slow fermentation process, creates more flavor and provides the final dark brown appearance of tobacco rope.

Brazil Mineiro

  • Black tobacco shade drying.
  • The fortress is above average.
  • It has a mild taste of spicy dried fruits, the brightness is felt immediately, the taste range is dominated by a hint of prunes, light tobacco bitterness becomes balanced, softer with a sharp and spicy shade. Tobacco is very multifaceted, it has sourness, sweetness, spice and woodiness, thanks to natural fermentation. original flavour
  • During fermentation , it is twisted into one spiral rope

Fermentation: Fermentation of Mineiro tobacco is carried out by direct contact of the leaves twisted together, forming a tight rope, which is constantly twisted during fermentation. At the beginning of fermentation, the leaves are colored in a dark brown tone. After fermentation, the flavors are naturally enhanced, and the sugar and nicotine content is balanced, the color changes from dark brown to black, which characterizes that the fermentation / fermentation process has reached its intended point.

The history of tobacco Mineiro

Poço Fundo is a Brazilian municipality in the state of Minas Gerais. It had an estimated population of 16,841 in July 2016.

Traditional rope tobacco of shadow fermentation has been produced in the municipality since the 19th century. Poço Fundo is known in the region as the "capital of tobacco" because of the excellent quality of the product.

Type: tightly twisted tobacco leaves in the form of a rope, where the fermentation process takes place in its own juice. The interweaving and twisting of split leaves, give tobacco the shape of a rope. After reaching the desired dryness, the newly formed ropes are left to mature. There, a slow fermentation process creates more flavor and provides the final dark brown appearance of tobacco rope. The Brazilian, dark leaf/cigar filler provides a unique Brazilian flavor that goes perfectly with the cover leaves from the same region.