About

Elmer Suarez

With a career spanning 26 years in the premium tobacco industry, Elmer Suarez is currently the Tobacco Manager in La Flor de Copán Cigar Factory in Honduras. Thanks to the unique expertise he has gained over decades of experience, Elmer has earned membership into the renowned Grupo de Maestros.

The Suarez family has been in the tobacco industry for generations. When he began working in 1988, Elmer was taking after his father, José Suarez, who worked in La Flor de Copán for two decades. In 1999 Elmer began working for Altadis U.S.A. and quickly worked his way up the ranks. In just three years, he became La Flor de Copán’s Master Blender and the leader of its blending team.

Today, Elmer leads a skilled group of local Honduran growers to develop new premium cigars. He plays an instrumental role in this task by procuring the highest quality wrappers, binders and fillers from Honduras and Nicaragua. Elmer has even helped obtain new tobacco seeds such as the highly praised Yargüera 2013.
 

 

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