The story of Joya de Nicaragua is one of hope, love, family, friendship, resilience, and redemption.

Over a year ago, and in honor of our 50th anniversary, the Joya de Nicaragua team decided to compile traces of our history through our people and historic archives. What we found was extraordinary and beyond just us. How could we tell the amazing story of how we became the first cigar factory in Nicaragua?

To us, the answer was simple, a tell-all book. As we began working on the project, we realized that we couldn’t tell our story without diving into the history of Nicaraguan tobacco as well. The result is a book that not only tells our story but also what we believe is never before published information about Nicaragua’s rich history of tobacco.


The book is written by Nick Hammond, an award-winning writer from the UK. He writes for prestigious international titles on cigars, travel, food, drink, hotels, luxury, and more.

What’s Inside the Book

Through the pages of this book, you will learn about the history of Nicaraguan premium cigars from the very people who lived through its conception and development. You will hear from the people of Joya de Nicaragua in their own words. How they heard of the country’s first premium cigar manufacturer; came to work for it; fight for it; love it.

You will get an idea of what lies behind the doors of the famous Estelí factory which forms the beating heart of the company.

More information about the release of the book, coming soon.