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Why are some Extra Virgin Olive Oils (EVOO) more expensive than others?

If you've ever shopped for extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), you may have noticed that some oils are significantly more expensive than others. So, what makes some extra virgin olive oils more expensive than others?

1. One factor that can contribute to the price of extra virgin olive oil is the quality of the olives used to produce it. Extra virgin olive oil is made from the first pressing of the olives, and the quality of the olives can significantly impact the flavor and quality of the oil. Olives that are estate-grown organic and harvested at the peak of ripeness tend to produce higher quality oil, which can result in a higher price for the finished product. 

2. Another factor is the region where the olives are grown can also impact the price of the oil. Olives grown in certain regions may be more expensive due to factors such as climate, soil quality, and production costs. For example, aficio22 is 100% estate-grown organic extra virgin olive oil. In addition, the trees are planted in a climate that is similar to the Mediterranean region and are carefully nurtured throughout the year. 

3. Finally, the brand and packaging of the oil can also affect the price. Oils from well-known, reputable brands may be more expensive. Extra virgin olive oils that are packaged in high-quality containers (such as opaque bottles or tins) tend to be more expensive. Our bottles at aficio22 are designed to be both visually appealing and functional by blocking out harmful light to help sustain the quality of our oil over time. Shop our latest batches of olive oil by visiting our online shop

In conclusion, there are several factors that can contribute to the price of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO). By considering these factors, you can make an informed decision when choosing an extra virgin olive oil that fits your budget and meets your needs. 



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