The 500 ml canister filled with extra virgin Koroneiki olive oil. Our A! Extra virgin olive oil is produced from 100% Koroneiki olives, which come from communally tended groves in the municipality of Andania.
Greek extra virgin olive oil
The brand “A!” stands for one hundred percent extra virgin Koroneiki olive oil. Unlike OEL, A! is produced collectively at non-bio-certified levels. This means that the Koroneiki olives used come from communally tended groves around Andania. The people and farmers of Andania are uniquely connected to us and our oil mill, enabling us to carry a conventionally produced counterpart to OEL.
You may have already noticed: “A! as in Andania!”. Something that at first may sound like our own version of the spelling alphabet is the meaningful connection between our design and the place where it all began. Our center of the world.
In Andania stands the most modern processing plant for raw olives in the whole of Messinia – our processing plant, our so-called oil mill. In a nutshell, five strapping (and proud!) Greeks, two tractors, a 400-meter-long production line – which can handle 12,000 kilograms of crop per hour – 200 tons of sensibly bolted, clinically sterile stainless steel, millions of kilowatts of self-generated solar power, hundreds of thousands of liters of water specially filtered for the purpose, and a brand-new two-phase decanter make the liquid green gold flow like the rivers in ancient Babylon.
All the effort, managed and stomped by a tiny community in the middle of the vastness of the Peloponnese, ends up in our eggshell-colored canister. A product made by the few for the many.
Since the end of 2021, a portion of the proceeds has flowed back into projects in the region.
Organic certification: no
Olive variety: Koroneiki
Grade: extra virgin
Cultivation: from farmers from Andania
Maturity: ripe olives
Harvesting method: har vested with tools
Tree age: young and old, 30 to 400 years old
Processing method: Cold extraction (processing by centrifuge, 2-phase separating decanter – GEA).
Use: cooking, frying, deep frying
Quantity: 500 ml