The Continental Tobacco Group has successfully secured the supply of high quality cigar tobacco from Jember, the cigar tobacco capital of Indonesia, for the next years’ cigar production.

Jember is known as the cigar tobacco capital of Indonesia, making it a travel destination for tobacco market professionals every spring. The abundant labour force, volcanic soil and favourable climate provide ideal conditions for tobacco cultivation. Cigar wrapper tobaccos are the finest thin-fibre varieties with excellent extensibility and rare veins, which can be grown here both in the open air and under special shade.  The growing process involves drying and natural fermentation, which develops the flavour and aroma of the tobaccos. There is a wide range of varieties with different characteristics, such as Javanese Besuki, Connecticut, Sumatra, TBN, and some smaller varieties. Most of them are characterised by a milder flavour and strength than tobaccos grown in Central and South America.

The Continental Tobacco Group has also taken advantage of this opportunity: despite the fact that 2023 ended with a mediocre harvest, the company has successfully committed and purchased the necessary quantities, which will be actually used in Hungary from the second half of 2025. While the long-term stockpiling will require a significant investment by the company, it will also provide exceptional security for the production of cigarillos in the coming years, which is a key element of the Continental Tobacco Group’s product portfolio.

Csaba Füzi, CEO of Continental Tobacco Corp., the owner of the tobacco factory in Sátoraljaújhely, highlighted that the Continental Tobacco Group pays particular attention to maintaining strict quality standards and constant supplier relationships, as these factors ensure that consumers always receive the highest quality products. He added that the cooperation with the tobacco growing areas in Jember not only promotes the production of high quality cigars, but also contributes to the support of local communities and the sustainability of production processes.