Dr. Gaby Kafie
Years in Business
Kafie Trading Company, LLC
is a family owned business that was founded in the United States in 2013 by Dr. Gaby Kafie, a retired physician whom has now dedicated his life towards creating the finest experiences when it comes to hand made premium cigars and whole bean roasted coffee.
We do this through our portfolio of brands… Kafie 1901 Cigars®, Liga de la Casa by Kafie 1901®, Naked Cigars by Kafie 1901®, and Kafie 1901 Coffee® all of which are registered trademarks in the United States.
For generations our family has always sought after the finest lands, the finest people, the finest processes, and the finest raw materials in developing products that are appealing to connoisseurs. This philosophy in pursuit of the highest quality continues nearly 121 years later. Our family is dedicated to creating highly memorable experiences for cigar and coffee connoisseurs around the world.
Over the Years
Kafie 1901 Don Fernando(D.F.) Maduro
The cigar was created to commemorate the life and legacy of Don Fernando Kafie, the later father of Dr. Gaby Kafie. The life of my father was bold, full of character, flavorful, and exciting. In his 3 children he leaves behing a legacy that is a reflection of the hard work and sacrifices he made to make sure the next generation succeeds. With that said, this cigar was built using tobaccos that would be a reflection of the life of Don Fernando. The cigar is wrapped with a Nicaraguan Habano maduro that is full of character, and filled with tobaccos that balance out the boldness with rich flavors and strength. The highlight of this blend is the rare Dominican Andullo tobacco which is found in the filler. This smoking experience is a journey like no other. Enjoy.
Kafie 1901 Connecticut
Since 2014 this blend has beeen one of our best selling cigar lines, surpassing any other dark wrapped cigar in our portolio. This blend is true to a high quality well balanced and flavorful connecticut cigar. We are using the finest wrapper leaf from Ecuador, with exquisite filler tobaccos from highly sought after regions in the Dominican Republic. The cigar features a mild spice on the front of the palatte with notes of cream, cinammon, and vanilla to accent the experience. A wonderful cigar any time of day, specially when paired with a cup of coffee or a morning tea. The retrohale is truly a magical experience with this blend as it is mildly sharp, delivering a great aroma and flavor notes. The pride and joy of the family, a daily smoke for anyone looking for that special cigar experience.
In 2015 The Kafie 1901 Sumatra blend came to life out of Honduras at Tabacalera G. Kafie y Cia. Today, this blend has been recreated and reblended using more refined and 4-5 year aged tobaccos. The artistans at La Aurora Cigar Factory under the guidance of Master Blender Manuel Inoa have assembled a more refined version of the original Sumatra Blend created by Kafie. Experience a pleasant smoke taste in which creamy wooden, sweet, and spicy notes are evident, along with notes of nuts and citric fruits that linger throughout the entire smoke. This blend was nominated Best Cigar Honduras by Cigar Journal Magazine in 2019. Since moving production to La Aurora we have strived to improve every aspect of this blend. The final result we are sure you will realy enjoy.
The Kafie 1901 San Andres cigar was a hit since inception. Launched in the Spring of 2016, this cigar has developed a following of its own. Originally it came as a box pressed presentation, now it is feautred in parejo in order to pack more flavor and allow for a longer burn. The cigar features a 5 years aged Mexican San Andres wrapper that is double fermented to ensure bold flavors, with a clean finish. The flavors are full, with notes of coffee, cocoa, molasses, and a beautiful sharp and clean strength on the retrohale. White better notes, and very forward on the palatte. Really allows your taste buds to kick in to a whole new level. This is a cigar that was nominated Best Brand Honduras in 2020 by Cigar Journal Magazine. Now it’s being made under the supervision of the best team at La Aurora Cigar Factory.
After many years of creating blends in Honduras, Gaby Kafie set out to create a new blend, one that would commemorate his 7 years in the premium cigar business and record his 50th birthday. “L” is the Roman Numeral for 50. The missing tobacco from the entire blend was an exquisite Habano Natural wrapper. It tooks years to be able to develop this blend. It only came to life at La Aurora Cigars factory, with the help of Master Blender Manuel Inoa. Together Dr. Kafie and Mr. Inoa were able to create a delicious and memorable cigar that will now be a permanent line in the Kafie 1901 Portfolio. The blend is well balance, with enough strenght to keep you enjoying the complex transitions from beginning to end.