RoMa Craft Tobac’s new Cameroon cigar has a name, Baka.

Last night, Skip Martin of RoMa Craft Tobac showed off pictures of the new cigar. Martin told halfwheel that Baka will start in two vitolas Bantu (4 x 52) and Acephalous (5 x 56).

In total, the line will eventually encompass seven sizes, the same as the company’s core CroMagnon offerings.

  • Baka Pygmy (4 x 46) — Boxes of 30
  • Baka Bantu (4 x 52) — Boxes of 24
  • Baka Ota Benga (4 1/2 x 60) — Boxes of 24
  • Baka Poki (5 x 50) — Boxes of 24
  • Baka Acephalous (5 x 56) — Boxes of 24
  • Baka Jengi (5 3/4 x 46) — Boxes of 24
  • Baka Hunter Gatherer (6 x 54) — Boxes of 24

Martin confirmed the cigar uses a Cameroon wrapper but declined to disclose the filler blend. He described the release as an “annual limited release.”

As for the name, it is derived from the Baku people, a small population of peoples living in Cameroon and the surrounding countries.

Baka will debut at the 2019 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, which kicks off June 29 in Las Vegas, and will be offered to U.S. retailers.

Update — Only the Pygmy size is offered in boxes of 30, this post has been updated.

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2019 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.

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