How did the small tobacco country of Costa Rica come onto Zechbauers radar?
What we sought was the best possible venue in which to produce a new and exclusive cigar brand. So we mulled over all the countries in the Caribbean and Latin America. Our mission: To find a family-run company in a stable setting that could meet and maintain our quality standards for the long term. We got burned several times before and the last thing we wanted was to risk losing our investment again, due to political unrest, mismanagement or corruption.