ACC’s combination of rich fertile soils and equatorial climate conditions of the region located along side the rivers of the Guayas provide the perfect environment to produce the finest tobaccos yet made into a cigar. Neighboring the Equator lies Quevedo, a fertile subtropical region in the Province of Los Rios. The name Los Rios (The Rivers) gives an indication as to the richness of its soil, which makes it one of the most productive areas of sub tropical climate in the world. The elevation, the levels of humidity, the perfect biological balance makes it ideal for the production of bananas, coffee, cocoa beans among many other crops, and a perfect paradise for the world’s finest wrapper leaf.
The unique situation of permanent cloudy conditions and the resulting degree of sunlight that reaches the ground, creates the right natural environment for a tobacco leaf of superior quality. ACC’s traditional tobacco varieties are being grown and new varieties are being researched on an ongoing basis.