Cuaba is one of the smaller cigar houses on Cuba. The Cuaba name originates from the Taino indians, the indigenous inhabitants of Cuba before the Spanish discovered the island in the fifteenth century. A cuaba was the type of bush the Tainos used to light their cigars. Every Cuaba is made in the distinctive shape known as a double figurado, a popular format in the 19th century. When Cuaba was introduced in 1996, it was offered in only four smaller sizes. Since 2003, though, Habanos has released three much larger vitolas.