Distributor: Habanos S. A.
The Cuaba name originates from the Taino Indians, the indigenous inhabitants of Cuba before the Spanish discovered the island in the fiftieth century. A Cuaba was the type of brush the Tainos used to light their cigars. Every Cuaba is made in the distinctive shape known as a double figurado, a popular format in the 19th century. When Cuaba was introduced in 1996, it was offered in only four smaller sizes. Since 2003, though Habanos has released three much larger vitolas.