Central Coast Olive Co Awarded for Outstanding Mission
Central Coast Olive Company from the United States has won a Silver Award at the 2021 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, the world's most prestigious olive oil quality contest.
It's a great honor to win at the NYIOOC, validating all the hard work, dedication and love that goes into making fine extra virgin olive oil.Beth McCown, owner
In the 2020/21 crop year, the company produced 200 liters of extra virgin olive oil in San Luis Obispo County, California, using traditional methods. Central Coast Olive Oil Company earned the Silver Award for its medium Mission monovarietal.
"It's a great honor to win at the NYIOOC, validating all the hard work, dedication and love that goes into making fine extra virgin olive oil," owner Beth McCown said.
McCown added that during the Covid-19 pandemic her olive groves were her "saving grace," giving her a peaceful place to cope with the isolation.
"As with the rest of the world, the biggest challenge in 2020/21 was the pandemic," she said. "The olive groves were actually the saving grace for us. I tend the olives myself, using only the water and products our farm provides us, so although there was isolation, it was a peaceful and joyful one."
The NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, held each spring in New York, is the world's largest and most prestigious olive oil contest. Its annual listing of award winners is considered the authoritative guide to the year’s best extra virgin olive oils.
The complete list of winners can be viewed on the Official Index of the World's Best Olive Oils.