Jordan Olivenöl: excellent cold-pressed olive oil
Jordan OlivenölSolingen, Germany
Owner Bastian Jordan is a born olive farmer. As a little kid, he was climbing olive trees, to get a good view of the surrounding sea. And from an early age, he was already involved in the olive cultivation of his parents’ company, Jordan Olivenöl. Bastian initially studied to become an industrial clerk. But eventually, he changed his mind and joined his family’s business. Today, he runs the business in Hilden, but when it’s time to harvest, he still travels to Lesbos to help.
Together we put the sustainable future on the plate.
"JRE helps you sharpen your sense of food quality."
Owner Jordan Olivenöl
A strong philosophy
Since 1989, Jordan Olivenöl has adhered to the same philosophy. It consists of a fair partnership with their Greek friends and business partners, and exceptional quality at fair prices for their customers. The goal: to produce the best olive oil ever. To date, the company’s quality has been confirmed with well over a hundred awards worldwide. These include awards in London, New York, Zurich, Jerusalem, Verona and Athens. According to Bastian Jordan himself, the greatest reward is every single connoisseur who tells him how much they enjoy his Jordan olive oil. In addition, many of his friends are among the best German chefs.
Jordan Olivenöl’s history
Bastian Jordan's grandparents Doris and Thomas have been touring Lesbos since the 1970s. Together with Bastian's parents Heidi and Rolf they fulfilled a lifelong dream by purchasing a plot of land with a hundred olive trees and building a home here, where they started harvesting olives in 1989 and initially produced olive oil for their own use. Bastian Jordan turned the production of olive oil into this vocation. The numbers might dazzle you: more than one thousand olive trees now grow on the Jordan family's property and over one hundred smallholder families on Lesbos harvest over fifty thousand of the island's eleven million olive trees.
Emphasis on sustainability
Due to the fact that one liter of olive oil binds approximately 10 kg of CO2, the family is increasingly contributing to a positive climate balance. Bastian Jordan believes you should always aim to combine tradition with sustainability. Together with the Lesbos cheese dairy, he revived the old tradition of olive oil cheese on Lesbos. Several years ago, he developed pure organic vinegar as a white balm in collaboration with a winemaker on the Greek mainland, now available as Jordan Original. These traditional products perfectly fit into the sustainable philosophy of Jordan Olivenöl and contribute to a greener world.