Who We Are
We are Pavlos & Stephania aka the ''Cyprus Hobbit'' www.cyprushobbit.com
Since 2017 we began a quest to find the best herbal remedies the island of Cyprus has to offer and whatever we do not find in Cyprus we search and find it from all over the world!
We focus on wildcrafting and foraging. We believe the medicine is in the nature and the wild is the best source! https://www.cyprushobbit.com/the-code
The olive tree is the most common tree you find in Cyprus. The sacred olive and everything that comes from it, has played an integral part in our families while growing up.
Being aware of it's amazing health and therapeutic benefits and in searching of finding which olive oil is the the best we came across High Phenolic Olive Oil! Going even deeper in our research we found out that the best high Phenolic Olive Oil of the past 5 years was produced by farmers who were aiming to create an environment for their olive groves, that is as close to the natural as possible.
While on our daily trips in the wild nature of Cyprus (#cyprushobbiting) we came across thousands of wild and eternal olive trees (over 100 years old). Growing only from rain and river water, in areas far away from any agriculture land or any source of human polluted areas, we were impressed to notice how healthy the olives were! We realised that these forgotten trees in the wild nature were in fact, in a much better condition than the trees of the best Olive Groves in the world. So we did something, which made some people call us crazy.
We started carefully selecting and handpicking one by one the olives of those trees and on the same day we cold-pressed and extracted the olive oil. We managed to collect 20 kgs each person per day. This gave us the best Olive Oil we ever tasted!
Needless to say, we got very excited and decided to prove that we have the best olive oil in the world. Entering any olive oil competition, was not possible, since our production did not reach the minimum of 500 kilos production, that was necessary for such an entry. Our production of this fine olive oil was just 120 litres, which is almost sold out at 24 euros per 250ml.
The following olive oil competitions, are considered the best in the world and it is our aim to enter them all, for 2020:
Mario Solinas Award – COI/IOC http://www.internationaloliveoil.org
London IOOC http://www.londonoliveoil.com
New York International Olive Oil Competition http://nyoliveoil.com
Athena International Olive Oil Competition http://www.athenaoliveoil.gr
Los Angeles Intl. Olive Oil Competition https://fairplex.com/competitions/olive-oil-com...
Feinschmecker Olio Award http://www.olivenoeltest.de
Intl. Olive Oil Award Zurich https://www.zhaw.ch/en/lsfm/about-us/an-open-un...
So... How does this sound? You choose the best way for you to assist us in achieving this and depending on the way, is the reward we give you in return. It can be from getting this precious olive oil at the lowest price, whether it is for your home kitchen, or your restaurant kitchen, or maybe you prefer to spend a week on the island of Aphrodite, including rental car, taking back home with you the olive oil from the olives you personally have collected, as much as that may be. Whatever option you choose, we are very happy, grateful and thankful for you being part of this! We feel that your taste buds and body will be too!
Why we want to prove that it is the best?
Remember us mentioning the medicine being in the nature?
We strongly believe and we want to prove, that you can get the best without interfering with nature and by treating it with gratitude and respect.
At the same time this way we give the opportunity to others not only to get in touch with Mother Nature (heal), more importantly to learn as much as possible / co-create.
Let's Talk Facts
All together, we are grateful for receiving 30,250 euros!.
Here are the details:
- Approximately 7000 euros to enter all 7 Competitions.
- 40 euro per day for transportation of the olives and our *assistants.
- The harvesting time is up to 3 months / 25 days per month = 75 x 40 = 3000 euros
* 20 kg per person per day (5-6 hrs, collecting by hand in very wild areas) = 3lt. of olive oil per day. We need to produce a minimum of 2000 litres. That means 26lt. per day. Resulting to the necessity of another 7 people. Priority here is given to unemployed / homeless people. Each person will receive 30 euros per day.
- 15.750 euros for the assistants. (7 people x 30 euros x 75 days)
- 60 euros per day for the cold-pressed mill = 4,500 euros (60 euros x 75 days)
In total: 7000 + 3000 + 15.750 + 4500 = 30,250 euros
That is the investment to produce a minimum of 2000lt. of the Finest High Phenolic Olive Oil and to prove it being possibly the best Olive Oil in the World, all the while we co-create!
So be it, let it be done and it is so!