In this post, Pedro Álvarez and his son Pedro Andrés tell you all about La Aceitera de la Abuela
The history of La Aceitera de la Abuela
How we work at La Aceitera de la Abuela
Our slogan is “from the olive to the table“. To bring out all the characteristics in our product, we must start by taking care of our olive trees and continue to care for the olives at the mill. From the moment the olives enter the mill until the OEVOO drips into the tanks. By ensuring that all the machinery in the mill is cleaned every day. Only with hot water, with no gels or chemical cleaning products, so as to prevent unwanted odours. Using this method, we prevent the essential taste of our juice from being tainted by external aromas.
Closing the sustainable loop
At our oil mill, we also close the sustainable loop by producing zero waste and zero discharges. Firstly, the olive stones are used as biofuel to heat the water used to clean the mill’s machinery. Secondly, the mixture of pomace and vegetation water, which is considered to be waste by many people, is mixed with the olive leaves to make compost. Later on, this compost will be used as organic fertiliser for our olive groves, returning it to the soil to be included in the loop once more. Sustainability following the tradition and experience of those who best know the secrets of the fields.