Keep up with the latest news ......
February 15, 2021
Privada Cigar Club collaboration to release a special true lancero cigar. Projects like these take nearly a year to bring to fruition. Truly honored to have been selected as a manufacturer for this project. Thank you #weareprivada
December 29, 2020
It was a tremendous honor and privilege to be the Founder and serve as the President of the Boutique Cigar Association, Inc. Thank you all. Visit the link for more info. HALFWHEEL
BOUTIQUE CIGAR ASSOCATION, INC ANNOUNCES NEW MISSION, RESIGNATION OF DR. GABY KAFIE AS PRESIDENT.
December 27, 2020
Privada Cigar Club special collaboration with the 2019 "Stag Privada Reserva". Thank you to everyone that came together to make this possible. What a blessing for all of us. Truly honored.
December 16, 2020
Privada Cigar Club features the Kafie 1901 Culebra, a special Christmas release for the Privada Cigar Club Store as well as some very exclusive international distributors in the U.K. and New Zealand. Check out the full video at https://www.youtube.com/privadacigarclub
December 12, 2020
Cigar Journal Winter 2020 - To the entire family at Cigar Journal, thank you for the continued love and support. Thank you as well to our entire team in Honduras for their hard work and dedication.
November 26, 2020
Privada Cigar Club feature of Stagg Award Cigar (2019) by Kafie 1901 Cigars. #kafie1901
November 20, 2020
What a great experience to have been a guest on Unboxed Live with Rob Gagner of Boveda Inc. Fantastic company and awesome platform. They allow us to dream bigger that we have ever dreamed before. Check out the link on YouTube ! #kafie1901culebra
November 07, 2020
Kafie 1901 Culebras coming soon. A cigar that pays tribute to the artisanal nature of the premium cigar industry. With a history dating back to the 1890's in the Philippines, these cigars are quite enjoyable to smoke. HALFWHEEL
Fuente & Meerapfel: Meet the Professor. Carlos "Carlito" Fuente, Jeremiah Meeraphel, Jose Blanco and Melanie Sisco. Special guest Dr. Gaby Kafie of Kafie 1901 Cigars & San Jerónimo Cigars, and Founder and President of the Boutique Cigar Association. Thank you for your love and support. Please visit the link to watch the full episode. Love, respect, and gratitude to everyone from the show.
July 03, 2020
Thank you to everyone at www.sticksandbarrel.com for the interview. Truly a pleasure to spend some time you guys. Our entire team is appreciative of your time and efforts.
Rob is a non-expert in cigars and a whisky novice. Deciding to replace a bad habit with a better one, Rob stopped smoking cigarettes some years ago and can now regularly be found on his patio, cigar or pipe in hand, where he is at his happiest.
June 23, 2020
This year Cigar Journal Magazine and its readers have nominated our Kafie 1901 San Andres line BEST BRAND HONDURAS. Please take the time to visit www.cigartrophy.com and help us take home the trophy ! This is so exciting. Thank you for all your support. The Kafie family.
June 20, 2020
and the entire team at Privada Cigars for your love and support. Thank you for shining a light on us. G.K. & Family.
March 11, 2020
Dr. Gaby Kafie Founder and President of Kafie 1901 Cigars & Tabacalera Kafie (also known as Tabacalera San Jerónimo in Danli, Honduras was featured in the latest issue of Cigar Journal Magazine. Please visit each link below to read the full article. Thank you !
Dr. Gaby Kafie feature in Cigar Journal Magazine Spring 2020
Dr. Gaby Kafie feature in Cigar Journal Magazine Spring 2020
Truly a massive honor for our story
to be shared with world. My dream has always been to share my passion with the cigar connoisseurs globally. Thank you Cigar Journal Magazine.
Dr. Gaby Kafie
Kafie 1901 Connecticut Robusto selected BESY BUY for 2019 by Cigar Journal Magazine.
January 13, 2020
Kafie 1901 Brands announce price increase. Please visit the link from HALFWHEEL
June 20, 2019
We're excited to announce that one of our premium cigars has been nominated by the prestigious Cigar Journal Magazine as "BEST CIGAR HONDURAS" for the year 2019.
May 29, 2019
Tabacalera Kafie announce name change, will not be know as Tabacalera La Unión. Full details can be found at the link www.halfwheel.com
March 07, 2019
Cigar Journal Magazine, Spring 2019 Edition
February 06, 2019
Faieq Alzayani Group of Companies (Fazco), a Bahrain-based premium tobacco and luxury goods distributor, has entered into a partnership with the Boutique Cigar Association of America (BCAA) based in Miami, Florida. GDNOnline
February 04, 2019
The Boutique Cigar Association of America (BCAA) has signed a partnership agreement with Faieq Alzayani Co. W.L.L. (FAZCO) that will bring the organization’s cigars to Middle East and North African markets. Please visit HALFWHEEL for full details.
December 15, 2018
Cigar Journal Magazine KAFIE 1901: Featured in the New Section.
September 30, 2018
Cigar Journal Magazine KAFIE 1901: Growing Backwards.
September 19-22, 2018
Intertabac 2018 was this past week in Dortmund, Germany. Kafie 1901 Cigars was in attendance and part of the German Pasion Puro Cigar Distribution company. What a great event and excellent opportunity to meet distributors and retailers from all over the world.
August 11, 2018
This coming Saturday, Dr. Gaby Kafie will be visiting with Kiss My Ash Radio. Tune in live ... Episode 307 will be live. Catch us on Facebook, Twitter, and http://www.kmatalkradio.com
September 11, 2018
This coming Tuesday evening at 9:00 pm EST catch us on https://cigar-coop.com/live
August 08, 2018
A special look into the life of Dr. Gaby Kafie. For those of you that want to know more.
July 22, 2018
El Oso Fumar Takes - 39th Take with guest, Dr. Gaby Kafie of Kafie 1901 Cigars. Topic of discussion ... Kafie 1901 Boutique Cigars & FDA Regulations.
July 18, 2018
Cigar Snob Magazine review of our Don Fernando Maduro Blend. Thank you guys !
May 15, 2018
Kafie 1901 Cigars lands Distribution with Passion Puro
A boutique cigar distributor in Germany operated by Mr. Hung Ma.
March 27, 2018
William Cooper Cigar News
March 15, 2018
Kafie 1901 Cigars updates packaging on premium bundles line, as well as adds another premium bundle line to their portfolio of cigars.
July 07, 2017
Boutique Cigar Association of America founded by Dr. Gaby Kafie
A group of cigar makers, brand owners and retailers are coming together to better represent the needs and concerns of the cigar industry’s smaller companies via the formation of the Boutique Cigar Association of America
May 08, 2017
SmokeShop Magazine February 2017 Issue
April 26, 2017
The first shipment of Don Fernando maduro & the Kafie 1901 Connecticut has arrived.
April 07, 2017
CIGAR SNOB MAGAZINE
March/April 2017 Issue
April 16, 2017
IPCPR Report Spring 2017
March 20, 2017
February 07, 2017
Kafie Trading Company, LLC announced new factory opening in Danli, Honduras.
Tabacalera G.Kafie y Cia ... Please visit the links below for further information. Thank you.
January 21, 2017
Effective Immediately: All cigar production with our manufacturing partners Tabacalera Puros Aliados for Kafie 1901 Cigars brand has ceased. Our company and family will issue a Press Release statement to divulge our future plans to further strengthen our future. Thank you for your patience.
December 01, 2016
The Cigarobsession - Cigar Review with Bryan Glynn
I would like to take the time to say "thank you" to Bryan Glynn of Cigarobsession for taking his time to review one of our cigars. You were very kind in the review. I love your sincerity and honesty with your reviews. Not only does this help the consumer, but also myself and for that I am grateful. A cigar should always be flawless when it comes to construction and performance, otherwise they can not be enjoyed properly. To all of our customers, when you do get a cigar that has a tight draw, please contact us (), we guarantee our cigars 100% against any construction defects.
We are continuously working to make improvements at every level.
Please visit the Cigar Obsession social media pages, youtube channel, subscribe and support.
November 27, 2016
THE BEST DAMN CIGAR SHOW - Host: Brad Berko, Guest: Dr. Gaby Kafie discuss FDA matters
This past Sunday, Gaby Kafie had the great honor of being a guest on the finest Cigar Show on the west coast. Topic of discussion was brick and mortar shops, boutique cigars, and the FDA deeming regulations. Impacts and Effects. Please tune in and listen, the link has been attached below for your convenience. Thank you.
October 26, 2016
Thank you to Barry Stein, and all the staff at the Cigar Authority for taking the time to review our cigars and coffee.
October 15, 2016
The Cigar Chairman - Review of the San Andres Five Forty Six (Petit Robusto)
Overall the Kafie Petite Corona provides a very enjoyable smoking experience. A very well balanced and flavorful profile with perfect burn and draw. A great cigar to have in your humidor for when u only have a half hour or so to smoke. I'm looking forward to trying other sizes.
Well done Gaby!
August 08, 2016
On August 08, 2016 over 150 people attended the SAVE THE LEAF protest in front of the Capitol in Washington D.C.Our family was proud to attend and support the cause. As a family owned boutique cigar company the FDA Deeming regulations will directly affect our business. The strain of such over-regulation and over-reach by the FDA is not only unconstitutional, but it is in blatant disregard of the livelyhood and jobs that affect over 400,000 people both in the United States and in Central America. People visit their page and support the cause. This was the first of many protests.
July 25, 2016
For the past 2 years we have been working diligently to create this blend. We are proud to do our soft launch of the Kafie 1901 Cigars San Andres blend this week. A total of 125 boxes began shipping to retailers across the United States this week. The is another permanent blend in our cigar portfolio.
July 10, 2016
Make sure to tune in this Sunday, July 10 between 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm to catch up with the latest information coming from Kafie 1901 Cigars. We've got a new blend to market, the Kafie 1901 San Andres blend as well as an amazing new coffee line directly from Honduras. Also, we will break down FDA deeming regulations. This is a show you don't want to miss.
July 02, 2016
Had a great day today in Palm Beach as a special guest on Kiss My Ash Radio. I'm so excited and honored to be working with some of the finest people in the industry. Truly honored and humbled to be a guest.
July 01, 2016
Kafie 1901 San Andres - First Video Review out of New Zealand.
June 05, 2016
Kafie 1901 Coffee features some of the finest organic coffee from Honduras. We are proud to offer this to connoisseurs to compart with our premium Honduran cigars. This is one of the best pairings with our tobacco. 100% arabica bean, fair trade, organic, grade A coffee which is second to none. Roasted and packed in the United
States. In partnership with Cigar Rights of America. A percentage of our proceeds are donated to the CRA to help protect and fight for Cigar Rights.
May 31, 2016
For over the past 4 years our company has been working to bring to market the finest in boutique cigars. We take great pride in having our cigars made in Honduras, as this is where our family is from. Furthermore, as much as we love tobacco from Honduras, we can't help but continuosly make new blends using some of the finest tobaccos the world has to offer.
Last year we discovered 2 tobaccos which left us speechless because of their characteristics, aromas, and intrigue. Anyone that knows me well, understands that tobacco for me has to be 1 of 2 things. It has to be natural, and it has to be intriguing. For the past year I have been creating a blend using tobacco from Brazil and Mexico. 3 months ago we did it. We achieve the final blend in what will become known as "La Union" by Kafie 1901 Cigars. La Union, means "the union". The name is very special to me, as my father Don Fernando (for which the first blend of our company was named after) was born in a small remote fishing village of the Pacific coast of El Salvador named La Union. The Kafie family history in Central America originates in this small sea port town dating back to 1901.
I also felt that the name "La Union" would be a perfect name for this new blend. La Union is a coming together of tobaccos from 5 different countries. All of them working balanced with each other to create a blend that is captivation. Listed below are the countries represented by each layer of the cigar.
Fillers: Brazil, Nicaragua, and Dominican Republic
We are in the process of finalizing packaging details, a few retailers have already received their first orders. The first official shipment lands in the U.S. this June. Stay tuned this is something you want to be a part of. Thank you.
May 30, 2016
Stogie Press - latest review of the Don Fernando maduro blend. The first blend introduced to market by our company. For full details and the entire review please visit the link .... Stogie Press.
May 27, 2016
Kafie Trading Company, LLC to be the exclusive distibutor of Tabacos San Jeronimo
The owner of Kafie Trading Company has reached a distribution agreement with Oscar Orlando Ferrera, the proprietor of Tabacos San Jeronimo. Dr. Gaby Kafie is excited to have discovered in his travels to his country of birth, Honduras a brand of cigars that has been in existence for decades in the Central America premium cigar market. For more information please visit.... Press Release HERE ! HALFWHEEL
April 15, 2016
Kafie Trading Company, LLC announced the release of Kafie 1901 Coffee Co. this coming July 31, 2016. "A specialty coffee with a cause" as stated by company founder. For more information please visit The Cigar Authority , Cigar-Coop . More details to come in the coming weeks. Thank you
April 14, 2016
Join us Saturday as we interview Dr. Gaby Kafie, brand owner of @KafieCigars. Learn about the person & the brand. Click on the image below and your will be directed to the ON-DEMAND soundtrack. Smooth Draws is proudly featured on ESPN Radio.
News March 08, 2016
This months issue of Cigar Press Magazine , Volume IX, Issue III , page 34. Kafie 1901 Cigars Don Fernando maduro blend in VI Sixty (6x60) was featured. Please take time to visit the magazine and support them with a sunscription.
News March 06, 2016
Kafie 1901 Cigars adding Petit Perla to Don Fernando Maduro Line.
Published on Mar 6, 2016
Here's a review on the Kafie 1901 Don Fernando Maduro V Sixty Cigar. The stats of this stick are listed in the first 6 seconds of the video (press pause if you don't have enough time to read it all). My philosophy behind the channel is listed in the "about" section if you click on my channel.
Published on Mar 5, 2016
Here's a review on the Kafie Sumatra Maduro Robusto Cigar. The stats of this stick are listed in the first 6 seconds of the video (press pause if you don't have enough time to read it all). My philosophy behind the channel is listed in the "about" section if you click on my channel.
January 14, 2016
Kap Kaplowitz blogspot - Interview with Dr. Gaby Kafie.
Please take the time to visit and support his page.
December 05, 2015
Cigar Snob Magazine - Review of the Kafie 1901 Ecuador Connecticut Blend.
November 15, 2015
Excited to announce that the Kafie 1901 Sumatra has finally landed in the United States and we are shipping to all of our Brick and Mortar retailers across the country. This Friday, Dr. Gaby Kafie was a guest on "The Best Damn Cigar Show" ... Host Brad Berko, was gracious enough to feature our company for the third time. What an exciting time this is for us. Thank you all for all your support.
September 29, 2015
Kafie 1901 Cigars announced the release of their Kafie 1901 Sumatra Blend. Set to start shipping to stores across America in November 01, 2015. www.halfwheel.com
April 16, 2015
Money Radio .... "The Best Damn Cigar Show" with host Mr. Brad Berko .... Dr. Gaby Kafie appears on the show as a guest to discuss the latest news with Kafie 1901 Cigars.
April 13, 2015
Kafie 1901 Connecticut review done by The Cigar Authority .... Rated 90 ! See link below.
April 08, 2015
Proud to announce the arrival and debut of our Kafie 1901 Connecticut Blend. For more information please visit our Blends page.
March 25, 2015
Today is another exciting day for all of us at Kafie 1901 Cigars. Our cigars (the Don Fernando maduro blend) was reviewed by .....
January 10, 2015
What a great way to start the year off. Today Dr. Gaby Kafie spent the morning talking to wonderful guys at The Cigar Authority. Please tune in and watch the Podcast. For our company, as well as for Dr. Kafie this was quite an honor. All of us have been long time fans of the show, and it was so exciting to be a part of it. Enjoy.
January 06, 2015
This week we were honored to have our Don Fernando maduro blend reviewed by the team at The Cigar Authority. Barry Stein, did a very thorough analysis of the cigar from start to finish.
November 25, 2014
La Cohoba Cigar Magazine - Art, History, and Lifestyle magazine - Fall Edition.
The Don Fernando maduro blend received the highest rating in the magazine. 93 points !
October 17, 2014
Another great review by the crew at www.stogiereviews.com . Thank you Mr. Ben Lee for taking the time to try one of our cigars. And thank you Armanto Ortiz in New Orleans, Louisiana at Crescent City Cigars for introducing Mr. Lee to our boutique brand of cigars. Your support is greatly appreciated.
September 29, 2014
Excited to have our brand and partnership with the Reyes Family officially announced on Cigar Aficionado
September 25, 2014
This past week the crew at Cigars and Scripture did a very nice write up on the
Don Fernando maduro....Please take the time to visit the write up on their website....
August 25, 2014
We are proud to announce the addition of a new Vitola to the Don Fernando maduro
blend. please visit The Cigar Authority, for more information
June 28, 2014
Kafie 1901 Cigars officially announced the addition of a Brand Ambassador and
National Sales Representative.
April 27, 2014
Latest cigar review coming in this week from
Mr. Scott Lancaster of Sticks to Ash Cigar Blogspot. Thank you Scott,
for taking the time to do such a thorough review of our maduro blend.
April 20, 2014
World of Cigars Blog - This week Cigar Reviewer and Blogger from Fineland does a write up that is a year late, but still very much appreciated.. Last year pre-release samples of the Don Fernando maduro blend were mailed to Fineland in an effort to have the blend professionally reviewed by cigar blogger Mikko Erickson. Our efforts failed, but we did get the cigar review a year later..... Too bad that the pre-release blend was changed into what is now the final blend of the Don Fernando maduro. According to Mikko Erickson, the pre-release cigar rated an 88/100. Not a bad score at all. Here the official website where the review can be seen. Please note, the final Don Fernando maduro blend has been refined since this review took place. Enjoy ...
March 21, 2014
Hello cigar aficionados, another exciting week it's been for the Kafie 1901 Cigars family. The Don Fernando maduro blend is as consistent in flavor, and character as the first cigars that were released. Please take the time to check out the latest review created by Mr. James Patton of
January 24, 2014
Stay tuned as this month are cigars have been featured in Cigar Snob magazine. If you have the January edition, check us out. In the meantime will hunt down a copy and post the article. Thank you,
October 09, 2013
Kafie 1901 Cigars is proud to report that the Don Fernando blend will soon be available
in a smaller ring gauge. The new Vitola will be a 5x50 robusto. The blend will now be
featured in 4 seperate ring guages. Don Fernando Maduro - New Size (5x50)
July 31, 2013
Latest cigar review from Cigar Federation. Please take the time to review it. If you are interested in having our cigars near you, please contact your local Brick and Mortar Cigar Shop and have them contact us. We'll throw in a free 5 pack cigar sampler as our way of saying thank you for the referral.
July 03, 2013
Great news mi familia. Another review of the Don Fernando - maduro blend has just been completed by the infamous Robert Anthony Meyers of the Cigar Assessor. Please take the time to visit the link below, and check out his indepth tasting.
June 15, 2013
This week we are headed down to Tegucigalpa, Honduras for a couple of days to visit with friends and family. We are excited to report that soon we will be exporting cigars to Africa, Dubai, Russia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Spain. While in Honduras we headed to Danli for a couple of days and spent time at the farm/cigar factory. We are currently working on new blends which will consist of different wrappers. Over the next couple of years expect the following blends to be released. A Connecticut, a Sumatra, and a Candela. The variety of tobacco that is available to us is superb. All naturally aged, and rolled by some of the best trained torcedores in all of El Paraiso, Honduras. It's a tribute to the great Rolando Reyes Sr. God bless the hands that grow and roll our cigars.
June 07, 2013
Cigar family and friends, we just wanted to let you know that you can check out the latest review of the pre-release Don Fernando - Maduro blend at Nate Martins blog spot. Nate has the amazing talent of being able to decribes cigars down to every little note of aroma and flavor. Very few people have that amazing talent to really break down a cigar as well as he does. Please take the time to visit his blogspot and please support our brand by posting your comments as well. I'll have you all know as well that the first shipment of the Kafie 1901 Cigars will be in next week, at which point we should begin to distribute them across the country. Thanks again and have a great day.
May 27, 2013
Today is a very special day. It is the day that we remember Don Fernando Kafie. His birthday was always celebrated on this day. We are all honored to have had him in our lives. The Don Fernando maduro cigars is a blend that was created to celebrate his life. In remembrance and celebration of his life, we would like to share this review that was recently posted of the blend. In the next couple of weeks the Don Fernando maduro blend will be released to cigar lovers around the world. Thank you all for your huge support and please take the time to read the review. (On a scale of 0 - 100 it received a 93).
May 24, 2013
It's amazing to think that just 3 months ago we launched our facebook site, as well as twitter, and instagram. Our followers are awesome. We have been able to meet people from all over the country as well as international. Our pre-release samples of the Don Fernando "Maduro" got into the hands of over 250 people. Soon we will be releasing the first blend. There has been a slight delay due to the addition of one more size to the blend. This new Toro size will be sold in a 5 pack cedar box. We understand that many people out there would like to try the blend, but are not ready to buy an entire box, specially if our brand is not available at their nearby B & M. We're getting close to the release ( 2 - 3 weeks ). As soon as we know exact date we will notify you all. Have a great Memorial Day weekend, may God bless America and all men and women in uniform.
April 25, 2013
Got word today from "The Cigar Slob". He did a video review of the Don Fernando maduro blend. The review was of a pre-release cigars. We hope you enjoy watching the video....
April 07, 2013
Kafie 1901 Cigars is proud to announce our new found relationship with a great Canadian website and blog spot HANANOSNUT. The first international cigar review of the Don Fernando maduro blend will be done by them. More details can be found at the following link.
April 07, 2013
Kafie 1901 Cigars press release statement made public on Press Release LOG, a global medium. For more information regarding the exciting news on the official May 27, 2013 release of the Don Fernando maduro blend please visit the link below.
April 04, 2013
Kafie 1901 Cigars announces release statement on HALFWHEEL, please check the link
March 19, 2013
As we get closer and closer to the official launch date, we ask all dealers and interested parties to please contact us if you wish to be in our list of premium retailers. You can go to the contact section of this page or sinply email us at .
March 11, 2013
Some great and exciting stuff is going around here. We sent out some sample to some well know bloggers in the industry, and were excited to get some feedback from them. One of our friends out of Pensacola, Florida stated that this was one of the best Maduro's he had ever smoked. Retailers in Key West, and Las Vegas are anxiously awaiting the release in May. Our friends on facebook have also been hyping up the product. Thank you all for the great feedback. This truly give meaning and value to the work that we are doing behind the scenes. Now it's just a matter of fine tuning the packaging and getting set for release. Here's to long ashes, and quality cigars.
March 02, 2013
Hard work continues in our operations here in Miami, Florida as well as Danli, Honduras. Two cigar lines have been blended. This past week we got delivery of 50,000 cigar bands to begin the process of giving our cigars an image. The band design can be seen at the top of the page. Next stop, involved the design and fabrication of the cigar boxes. It's quite an exciting process, kind of like watching a child grow. We are still a couple months away from our launch date, time seems to be flying by. Initial feedback on our blends has been fantastic, this is really motivating us to keep pressing forward. Thanks to everyones contributions and hard work, KAFIE 1901 Cigars is coming to life.
January 30, 2013
Finally completed the line up for our maduro and connecticut line of cigars. They will both be branded under the name of KAFIE 1901 , and will be know as MADURO and CONNECTICUT. Both brands will come in 4 different sizes which are featured on the website.
January 28, 2013
This week we are working on creating our cigar rings as well as designing cigar boxes and packaging. Expect a classic and traditional display to our line of cigars. Boxes of 20 cigars for each blend, each size. This process has taken us almost 2 weeks so far, is expected to continue for another 2-4 weeks. Creating an elegant, tradition, cigar box with bands and graphics takes time and talent. We hope that when we launch our line this April, you will be pleased with our tobaccos.
January 01, 2013
This company was founded in January 01, 2013 to celebrate the new year and a new venture. For the past 6 months we have been working with master blenders in the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Miami. Our efforts are slowly coming together to create an incredible line of premium cigars that can be enjoyed my all.