At number 73 of Rua Ferreira Borges, in downtown Porto, where Fábrica do Azeite has opened its doors, the organic olive oil from Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro is the main reference.
In the storefront, two olive trees grow in a glass vase and foreshadow the experience to come, then you open the doors to the main curiosity and what is its most innovative: a compact olive press that allows its visitors to see how the olives are transformed into what is called “green gold”. The entire process lasts about an hour, giving rise to a unique and enriching trip into the fascinating world of oleiculture.
With exclusively organic and certified products, the main goal is to give transversal prominence to olive oil, one of the most prominent crops in the region and key to its economy, serving regional delicacies of Trás-os-Montes and Alto-Douro, such as cheeses, charcuterie, honey, nuts, jams, and wines, among others.
The “Acushla” olive oil is the protagonist of our space, however you will always find here the purity and authenticity of other unique flavors, they are mainly from Trás-os-Montes and Douro, but also from other parts of the country—available for tasting as well as to buy. In the center of the store, you will find a communal wooden table, which is ready to receive fourteen visitors, where they can taste the olive oil, accompanied by a delicious organic bread or eat delicious dishes, freshly prepared by our staff—offering to each person who visits us, an experience of excellence, both in the quality of the products we serve and sell, and in the personalized service we provide.
In our olive oil factory—translation of “Fábrica do Azeite”—you will also find a sustainable clothing line section, with 100% organic cotton, using natural techniques, such as dyes produced through waste and/or food by-products like onion shells or olive pomace, free of synthetic and/or chemical compounds, which makes “Barrio Santo” a brand of comfortable leisure and active wear clothing.
The Fábrica do Azeite also exhibits and sells regional accessories, closely linked to the olive cycle, such as a variety of dishes made of black clay from Bisalhães—a village in northern Portugal—wich include bowls and serving boards made of olive wood, among others.
Our philosophy: “What is a waste for some, is for others like us, a raw material”, reflecting another way of being, doing and thinking about the sustainability of our planet. We seek, above all, partners who share the same values as us, who are concerned about the environment and sustainability.