About us

We are a young company in Madrid, who wanted to combine the olive family tradition with the most advanced technology in the production of organic extra virgin olive oil.

Thus, our olive trees caring ecological farming techniques, harvesting olives at the optimum time and producing oil in our plant got complete control, from cultivation to packaging, our organic extra virgin olive oil.

Our system is mostly extensive getting more flavour, more concentration and aroma.

This is our history

The origin (more than 100 years ago).

La Aceitera de la Abuela takes its name from Mrs. Patrocinio Ruiz, the first owner of the land on which our oil mill now stands. The story begins over a hundred years ago. As life was not easy in the tiny village of Titulcia, my grandparents, Alfonso and Patrocinio, travelled to Cuba seeking better opportunities, taking with them their love of hard work and sacrifice that makes this family special. In this new adventure, they set up a small fruit business and managed to make a fortune. When fortune was smiling on them, they saw it was time to return to the village, their home. They came back to Titulcia, to the banks of the Tajuña and Jarama rivers. They bought a large farm in the village, which included an old flour mill known to the locals as the “Fábrica de Abajo” (literally, the factory down below).

Spanish Civil War. My grandparents continued to demonstrate their pioneering spirit by starting up both a hydroelectric plant and the flour mill. The plant was fed by the River Tajuña, which irrigates the land around Titulcia. They supplied electricity to the entire village for years with this sustainable project. This was a few years before the Spanish Civil War broke out. The Civil War was devastating for the village and the community of Titulcia. However, this family hung on and survived the adversities that came during and at the end of the war, again with unimaginable effort and sacrifice. Their mill was the only building left standing after this awful event. They worked their fields, mastering the secret arts of agriculture, bringing wealth to the village and its people and enriching its tradition and legacy. They were always pioneers, putting into practice their big ideas and innovations.

70’s. In the seventies, the eldest son of Patrocinio and Alfonso, Andrés Rico, took over the management of the estate from his parents. Keeping alive and adding to the family legacy. After Andrés’ death, his daughter Ana María, Patrocinio’s granddaughter, inherited the mill and her grandparents’ and father’s legacy. She and her husband Pedro Álvarez decided to embark on a new adventure: Increasing the size of the olive groves on the family farm.

90’s. In keeping with their innovative and environmentally friendly ideas, they turned to organic farming in the mid-nineties. In spite of pioneering organic farming in Madrid, they never saw the fruits of their labour properly appreciated. The market turned its back on this method of cultivation. Faced with this situation, La Aceitera de la Abuela was born, in homage to our mythical grandmother Patro. It was the first oil mill in the Madrid region to produce only organic olive oil. The young company built by Ana and Pedro was founded on a love of hard work sustainability and balance with nature. And with tradition and innovation as its hallmark. These are the essential traits of the firm, hidden behind the name “La Aceitera de la Abuela”.

Present. This young company remembers its past with pride and looks forward to the future with expectation. And it is still growing today under Pedro and his young son Pedro Andrés. Adding yet another fruit grown from local seeds and nourished by years of experience and wisdom, every drop of sweat that has dripped onto this ground and the essence of nature. So as to be able to share it with people today, and tomorrow.

Business policy

Quality

 

From selected olives of excellent quality, we add enthusiasm, dedication and good work that we do from growing to packaging.

Food safety

 

It is controlled by the Committee of Ecological Agriculture and the Ministry of Health of the Community of Madrid.

Value for money

 

Setting margins in both the production and marketing, we have sought a fair price for both the farmer and the consumer.

El Comité de Agricultura Ecológica de Madrid (CAEM) es el organismo que vela por la calidad y métodos de elaboración del aceite de oliva ecológico en Madrid y por que se cumpla la exigente normativa Europea (Reglamento CEE 2092/91) según la cual, los agricultores y las industrias agroalimentarias que los producen, están sometidos a un régimen de inspección y control por parte del SERVICIO DE INSPECCIÓN del CAEM que con visitas de inspección, toma de muestras y control documental de los operadores inscritos que, de forma independiente y objetiva, analiza y CERTIFICA todos los requisitos exigidos para su producción y elaboración del aceite ecológico en Madrid.

Commitment to Environment

The cultivation is done with environmentally friendly techniques.

The process of elaboration in the mill is done with criteria that respect the environment, closing the production cycle without waste. Everything is recycled: the bone of the olive is used as biomass and pomace of the olive, after a process of composting, is used as organic fertilizer.

So much of the olive farm, as the mill, do not generate waste, completely closing the cycle and reusing them.

In the packaging and labelling, the labels are of a material that is recycled directly to the PET without the need to separate as they would with the paper. Are always used materials that support a recycling.

The factory

Our oil press is located southeast of Madrid in the town of Titulcia, 35 kilometres from the capital, olive growing region in the middle of Madrid.
Our facilities are the latest German technology, whose method of preparation is cold extraction only by mechanical means.

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Our olive trees

Our Extra Virgin Olive Oil rises in the southern lands of the Community of Madrid on the moors, hills and hills of the region of Las Vegas, the Rivers Tajo and Jarama Tajuña have formed over time.

They are fertile soils that make up a mosaic of crops, olive trees, vineyards, grains and patches of trees and shrubs which greatly favours the rich biodiversity and the environment.

The olive Madrid, with a high percentage of more than hundred year old olive trees, occupies 25,414 hectares, representing 11% of the arable land, has a strong environmental component because of its location in areas of hills and slopes stops soil erosion and as a feature of the landscape South of Madrid, very beautiful colour that varies depending on the season.

The factory

Our oil press is located southeast of Madrid in the town of Titulcia, 35 kilometres from the capital, olive growing region in the middle of Madrid. Our facilities are the latest German technology, whose method of preparation is cold extraction only by mechanical means.

Our olive trees

Our Extra Virgin Olive Oil rises in the southern lands of the Community of Madrid on the moors, hills and hills of the region of Las Vegas, the Rivers Tajo and Jarama Tajuña have formed over time.

They are fertile soils that make up a mosaic of crops, olive trees, vineyards, grains and patches of trees and shrubs which greatly favours the rich biodiversity and the environment.

The olive Madrid, with a high percentage of more than hundred year old olive trees, occupies 25,414 hectares, representing 11% of the arable land, has a strong environmental component because of its location in areas of hills and slopes stops soil erosion and as a feature of the landscape South of Madrid, very beautiful colour that varies depending on the season.

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