Olives crushed with large millstones
At Biocalaceite we make olive oil as it was made more than a thousand years ago, crushing the olives with large millstones.
Once the olives are crushed, we get the olive paste. This paste is placed in a column made up of what we call cofins. When we have the full column of cofins, we move this to a press, where we apply pressure for an hour, during which the oil flows slowly through the cofins. This hour gleans a precious 100 litres of Biocalaceite olive oil. (In contrast, modern, industrial methods extract over 3,000 litres in the same time period.)
This process occurs without any stress and never by increasing the temperature. That is why we boast that our oil is:
“first cold pressed”