Two Andalusian entrepreneurs have created the first “household appliance” that would allow consumers to produce their own olive oil at home.
Luis Serrano and Rafael Ibáñez have already patented Olimaker and expect to begin selling the device in 2020. The pair plan on manufacturing between 15,000 and 30,000 units by then.
“Olimaker was born in an industrial warehouse three years ago,” Serrano said. “Although before reaching this final design, we made three previous prototypes, which continuously improved both functionally and in terms of size and ergonomics.”
Serrano likened Olimaker to an espresso machine, saying that consumers would be able to mill their own olives at home and cold extract oil within 30 minutes. He and Ibáñez gave the first public demonstration of the device at Expoliva in Jaén.
The entire process will take place in a five-liter container, where up to 6.6 pounds of ground olives can be added into a compartment at the top of the device. The ground olives will then go through the malaxation, separation and filtering processes, before olive oil can be taken from a compartment at the bottom.
Details of how exactly the internal milling process works have not yet been provided. Serrano said that the device was expected to retail for €2,200 (AU$3,544) before tax.
However, the oil production process is expected to be easy and clean. The leftover parts of the crushed olives can even be disposed of as biodegradable waste. More
Another original DIY evoo product, the Olive X-Press, for your perusal here :-