Al Koura Olives are grown in Lebanon, in the Al Koura district which, along with the neighbouring Akkar region, produces 40% of Lebanon’s olives.
Al Koura is known particularly for its olive groves and production. A yearly olive festival is held.
The olives grown there are used for oil and for table olives, both black and green. A good deal of olive oil from Al Koura (2004) is now being exported to North America.
Outside of Lebanon, “Al Koura Olives” has historically been used to mean the green olives that are cracked before being brined.