We have some exciting news hear at Proto that we want the world to know. Our very own Costa’s Liquid Gold Olive Oil is back for 2016! This unique 100% organic olive oil has been flown in all the way from Cyprus. Andy Sparsis founder of Proto Restaurant Group has brought this fine product to the UK from his farm in Cyprus.
Over the years the Sparsis olive grove has produced a great harvest resulting in our unique Costa’s Liquid Gold Olive Oil. This delicious olive oil has been part of the Sparsis family way of life for generations. Every year Andy Sparsis takes the long flight back to his home country to keep an eye on the production of his family heritage. Each olive branch is treated with tender love and care to ensure maximum flavour in our olive oil. Our passion for our product is unstoppable, and now the day has finally come when you can buy this much loved Proto treasure at our online shop.
Aphrodite planted the first olive tree in the world in Cyprus. Aphrodite, being the goddess of love may explain the Cypriot’s love obsession with quality olive oil.The Sparsis family have farmed olive oil in Anglisides, Cyprus for generations. Eldest son Sparsis, born 1942-2010 was keen to continue the heritage.
When he retired back to his small village he started to cultivate his farm with ancient farming techniques. Sparsis went much further than organic farming; he also put into use hundreds of years of ancestral knowledge, such as strategically planting almond trees amongst the olive grove to sweeten the olive trees. The land itself has been farmed since neolithic times and many artefacts have been found scattered around the land.
Sparsis always liked to say his ancestors were the first ever olive farmers, we will never know that, but we do know that when you taste this premier cru of first pressed oil you will soon realise that there is something historical and fantastic about it.
The Sparsis family wish you to enjoy this olive oil with your family and friends. The family would like to share a traditional olive oil celebration with you. After a whole year of nurturing the olive trees and the land, weeks of careful picking and then milling the oil, the first bottle would be taken back to the old village house where the whole family would be waiting. Freshly baked organic bread slices, covered or submerged in olive oil, lemon juice and a pinch of salt are handed out. The first taste would be the head of the family, if the oil is good this celebration would last the whole day. You may ask “What if the oil is not good?” Well…this has never happened.
The Sparsis family believe the secret of the successful olive oil comes not only from the land, but from the centuries of people whom have devoted their lives to the nurturing and devotion to what they believe, and still believe in today. Olive oil is like a family, it will only succeed if it has love, devotion, respect and above all, patience. Aphrodite left these trees to teach us how to love and treat one another. Next time you share Costa’s Liquid Gold Olive Oil, remember its 99% love and 1% oil. So why not tell those you share it with how much you love them…just one more time.
Proto Restaurant Group care passionately for the environment. This is why we have made sure every single glass bottle used for our Costa’s Liquid Gold Olive Oil is recyclable. What an amazing product, it tastes amazing, sounds fantastic and saves the environment. A great product all round!
You will not be disappointed…