It's not often that you see a successful cigar brand owner that also has 'MD' after his name, but Dr. Gaby Kafie is not ordinary cigar man. Kafie's parents immigrated to Los Angeles from Honduras when he was five years old. He fulfilled the American dream by becoming a Sports Medicine Physician in Miami, but the dream was cut short by a rare ocular disease called Central Serous Chorioretinopathy that ended his career as a physician. Kafie had always been a proud Honduran, with plenty of family still living there, as well as a lifelong cigar smoker. He decided to take the same passion and discipline that made him a doctor and apply it to cigar-making. Today there are as few as 12 cigar factories in Honduras--compared to the hundreds of factories that now exist in Nicaragua to the South. Kafie started his own factory that produces dozens of brands including his own Kafie 1901 cigars and his most highly regarded cigar, the Kafie 1901 San Andres. "I am passionate about Honduras, the tobacco, and our people," said Kafie. "We have put together a great team without limitations. I am extra cautious nowadays with everything I do, I want to make sure that every step I take is a solid one. Always doing what is right for the industry, and always doing what is right for connoisseurs."