The word almazara is a Spanish word (with Arabic roots) that means “oil mill”. The word molino is also used in Spain, and more broadly, means “mill”. (molino / mill, by the nature of the word, isn’t restricted to an oil or olive oil production operation)
It has been observed that the term almazara is more commonly used than molino in Spain, but that both terms are frequently used in Spain as part of various company names and as a description for an operation that produces olive oil.
Some Spanish olive oil organizations that use the term almazara in their company name:
- Almazara de la Subbética (Carcabuey, Córdoba, Spain)
- Almazara La Alquería (Muro de Alcoy, Alicante, Spain)
Organization(s) that use the term molino in their company name:
- Molino del Hortelano (Casabermeja, Málaga, Spain)
This article lists the various ways that people in the Mediterranean Basin reference olive mill.
Article published on January 20, 2020