This is the Beginning of Bay Area Beard Co. The first scent. Tampa is sometimes called “Cigar City”, and its industrial roots began with Cuban rolled tobacco. During the Spanish occupation, many Cubans fled to Tampa. They may have left Cuba…but Cuba never left them. Not wavering from their loyalty, Cubans would donate a day’s pay each week to support Cuba’s war effort. Cuba gained its independence from Spain in 1898. Tampa’s cultural and historical significance still has connections to this time. Using only the finest coffee essential oil….the fragrance of Cuban tobacco and sweet vanilla is revealed in this scent.