Tampa Cigar Aficionado Foundation began as a whim of two devoted cigar smokers, Norm and Pedro. Noticing how difficult it was for cigar smokers to find out when there were any cigar events in the area, always talking about what they'd do differently, the decided to make it so. At Norm's 50th birthday party in 2003 they launched their idea.
They expanded from their afternoon cigar breaks at the loading dock of their workplace to Edward's Pipe and Cigars Friday's get-together. Soon more brothers of the leave started joining and the club started venturing into other cigar venues in the Tampa Bay area.