OEL 500 ml
The 500ml canister, filled with organic extra virgin Koroneiki olive oil. Produced from our own self-harvested 100% organic Koroneiki olives. The perfect gift.
Messenia, Greece, Kalamata, Meligalas
The brand “OEL” stands for one hundred percent pure and self-produced organic extra virgin Coroneiki olive oil. Self-produced means that the organic Coroneiki olives used grow and thrive exclusively on our own certified organic trees on our own land in the Peloponnese, Greece, and are also harvested by hand using gentle methods. Using cold extraction, OEL’s olives are processed into oil within a few hours, bottled in the eye-catching black canisters instead of bottles, and then placed on organic retail shelves across Europe.
Important: unlike cold pressing, cold extraction is performed by centrifuge. The oil is therefore cold extracted by the centrifugal force acting and not cold pressed. This process is considered the most gentle method for producing oils such as our Koroneiki olive oil.
The taste of olive oil of Koroneiki
The taste of the small green Koroneiki olive is legendary for its richness and ingredient compositions. The geographical interaction and balance of the region of Messenia, in the Peloponnese, plays a particularly important role.
The situation is similar in other large and therefore important growing regions of the country, e.g. Crete. Said interaction consists of mountains and coasts, mineral soils, as well as full sun, salty rain and stiff breezes, thus providing the perfect breeding ground for a tree and ultimately the fruit.
Our Koroneiki olive oil OEL also benefits from these conditions and thus clearly stands out from other extra virgin olive oils in terms of taste, but also thanks to very good oleic acid values. To prove this, OEL has been submitted to numerous participations in international olive oil competitions and, fortunately and incredibly, has been awarded twelve times in total, chronologically as follows:
London International Olive Oil Competition 2020
1x Silver – 2x Bronze
Athena International Olive Oil Competition 2020
EVO International Olive Oil Contest 2020
Berlin Global Olive Oil Awards 2020
New York International Olive Oil Competition 2020
Liebling Award from the Bauer Media Group 2019
London International Olive Oil Competition 2018
The dominance of Koroneiki olive and Koroneiki olive oil
Olive oil is one of the oldest agricultural products in human history. Since at least 4000 BC, these fruits are now processed into oils, among other things. Historical findings on e.g. Crete prove this. Current estimates indicate that since then far more than 1000 known varieties of olives are cultivated for the production of olive oils. This makes olive oil not only one of the oldest, but also the most versatile products on the market.
Greece, together with Italy and Spain, is one of the largest and most important producing countries in the world. Despite the fact that Greece has a comparatively small population, it is interesting to note that it is also one of the most important and largest consumer countries in the world. Recent surveys put Greek per capita consumption at an incredible 21 liters a year. At this point, clear the stage for the Koroneiki olive oil.
The Koroneiki olive enjoys the undivided attention and the largest share on the shelves in Greece. This dominance and the preference of the Greeks can be seen very well in the clear share of about 60% out of 100% of all olive varieties. Especially in the large agricultural regions such as Crete or the Peloponnese, the olives of the Koroneiki variety are cultivated and processed into millions of tons of olive oil per year.