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A cigar humidor is a container designed for storing cigars or other tobacco products at a constant level of humidity. The perfect temperature and humidity level for a cigar is 70 degrees Fahrenheit and 70% relative humidity. That reproduces the temperature that tobacco plants grow best. Maintaining your cigars under those conditions allows the cigars to age perfectly and improves their taste.
The Humidors have an exterior that is strictly for aesthetics and the options available are unlimited. It is a piece of furniture that enhances the surroundings of the room where it will be kept so buy a humidor based on the room that you will place it.
The interior of the humidor is made to maintain your cigars in the required environment. Cedar, and specifically Spanish cedar, is best. It helps retain humidity, while preserving the cigars and enhancing their aroma and taste. Cigar Humidors that are made for high altitudes usually have erable wood interiors that are harder than cedar and can seal tighter. This prevents the humidity from escaping in very dry weather but sacrifices the unique aroma of cedar.