A! 5000 ml
The 5000ml canister, filled with extra virgin Koroneiki olive oil. Produced from 100% Koroneiki olives from the community-tended groves of the Andania district.
Messenia, Greece, Kalamata, Meligalas
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 you can find 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 strong (and proud!) Greeks, two tractors, a 400-meter-long production line — which produces 12,000 kilograms per hour — 200 tons of clinically sterile stainless steel, millions of kilowatts of self-generated solar power, hundreds of thousands of liters of water specially filtered for this 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.
Announcement: From the end of 2021, we would like the proceeds from trading A! to go back into projects in the community of Andania and the surrounding area.