Meeting The Great Roller Maritza Acuña Again

29 Sep

I  have known Maritza now for 15 years and have met her frequently in Havana at the H.Upmann factory where she leads the 60 best Category 9 rollers of that factory.

In fact she gave us in the Portmann group a class in rolling cigars at that factory back in 2007 …

I have met her again a few times in Germany on tour but I thought that by now she was retired as she is in her early 70s …

So it was a great pleasure to learn that she is once again on a rolling tour in Germany and she would stop at LCDH Kaiserslautern – just a 25 min. drive from me.

I drove there and spent a few hours talking with her and watching her perfectly roll a beautiful cigar.

Here is the video : https://youtu.be/emlEuiOBfr8

I remember that back in 2007 we calculated that she had rolled about 2.5 million cigars during her career – she told me it was close or over the 3 million mark by now. Amazing.

Happy to see her still going strong and doing what she loves.

Nino

 

 

 

 

3 Responses to “Meeting The Great Roller Maritza Acuña Again”

  1. joe akers 01/10/2019 at 16:19 #

    Nino,

    Enjoyed the video showing Martiza rolling the cigars. Did you smoke one of them, and if so, what regular production cigar would most resemble the hand rolled?

  2. joe akers 01/10/2019 at 16:20 #

    Nino,

    Enjoyed the video showing Martiza rolling the cigars. Did you smoke one of them, and if so, what regular production cigar would most resemble the hand rolled? thanks.

    • Nino Munoz 01/10/2019 at 17:05 #

      Joe,

      thanks – happy you did !

      I have smoked many of her cigars, specially the Salomones. But she is a factory roller, not a LCDH house roller.
      Her cigars are mostly H.Upmann.
      Nino

Leave a Reply

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.