Laconia in Greece
Directly from the farmer
We bring to Berlin one of the finest products from southern Greece. Extra virgin and cold pressed olive oil, this means following the highest contemporary technological standards. Opposing the industry standard of mixing various oils from various regions for mass consumption, we established a direct connection to local farmers in the area of Geraki Laconias. That way we bring a pure harvest of olive oil from there directly to Berlin. The oil is produced in a cooperative factory, we directly negotiate a fair price with the farmers.
In Berlin we sell the oil directly, just contact us via email. For delivery to other cities just ask.
The area where this oil comes from has a long tradition and knowledge of olive oil. From antique times various ethnicities, from old greeks to slavs have developed olive agriculture there. The temperature and the amount of rain in this area is just perfect for growing olives. The type of plants are Koreneiki trees, which is a local breed going back ancient times.
The olive oil of Geraki Laconias is the main income of the population of the region, therefore they care a lot about the processes and quality of the product. Note that this is also a protected geographical identification and that the cooperative we work with is certified according to the agricultural standard AGRO 2-1 and AGRO 2-2/3.
Two things are special about this oil:
First it is very pure and not mixed with other varieties, so it has a very distinct taste. Also the high quality of the oil means that it even can heated very much, it can be fried up to 7 times. The distinct taste makes it also very useful to refine your cookings or salads. Try it with white bread first to really grasp the whole taste.
Secondly, due to geographic reasons, the acidity of this oil is very low, lower than oil from Italy, and even lower than the oil from other regions in Greece. Oil of our region regularly won prices in international competitions.
This oil is coming directly from the latest harvest. So it arrives in Berlin in spring, and only this one time of the year. This oil is lasting for a long time, even years, but some precautions have to be taken. Do not store it in a sunny place, e.g. not close to the window in your kitchen. Do not put it in the fridge, but store it at room temperature in a dark place. It is advised to fill the oil from the canisters in dark colored glass bottles, to avoid exposure both to light and to oxygen.