What effects do crises have? More egoism? Solidarity? Razorblades on your elbows? Probably all of the above. But we are certain, that in times like these, togetherness is crucial to address the challenges. And that is why we want to inspire you: With stories of people, who are successful because they are working with appreciation and respect for people and nature.

With ideas and products, that use resources mindfully. With background information on Fairtrade and work at eye level. And by being optimistic that if we stick together, we will “make it work somehow”. Certainly.

Change of perspective.

Our biggest asset: Confidence.

New year – new luck? Definitely. Optimism and confidence are our best and most important resources – that is at least what we at Mount Hagen believe. Here, you can read why we think that and what can be achieved by it.


Flourless lemon cake

Is that even a thing? Healthy cake? It is! This juicy lemon cake is not only made without flour – it is also extremely delicious and worth a little sin, although it is not actually sinful. You need to try it.


Greta Thunberg’s climate book – flop or top?

Who has read Greta Thunberg’s climate book already? It was published in November 2022, 500 pages strong, and it is for one thing acknowledged by the media as a profound work of reference. Then again, there are reviews saying it is politically single-sided and lacks concrete solutions. What is your opinion?


Portafilter – (not) a male preserve?

Shiny chrome machines, with lots of small and larger levers, small wheels, valves, and pressure gages, that produce aromatic, delicious espresso, and cappuccino with a hiss. And they cause a strange behavior that could remind you of a men’s midlife crisis along with a mistress. But are portafilter machines really only a “male preserve”? Results of a self-experiment.


Coffee stains for better solar cells.

Not a joke: The coffee-stain-phenomenon – also known as the “coffee-stain-effect” – was the subject of a study, that accomplished to make coating processes of e.g. solar cells, transistors, or biosensors more reliable. What…?


The Chemex – worth the hype? Or not?

The glass carafe in form of an hourglass, wood collar, nozzle-spout – one would not assume that an 80-year-old coffee pot is experiencing such a hype again. But what is so special about the Chemex? Does it really cause such a flavor explosion? Or is it also “just” a very hip pour over carafe? We have the answers for you.


Aromatic, strong, and quite simple: French press coffee.

The nice thing about coffee from the coffee plunger – another term for the French press – is, that it so easily prepared. You do not need anything besides water, the right organic coffee, and the pot.
That is not only convenient, but also affordable. And on top of that, French press coffee is an absolute delight – when prepared correctly. That is why we have put together the basic tricks to brew the perfect French press coffee.

Mount Hagen & Lecker: Orangen-Kaffee-Vinaigrette.

The courage to eat salad.

Salad with coffee? That is not only possible – it is super delicious. So, have the courage to try something new and try this salad with orange-coffee-dressing. You will be surprised.


Oprah? Redford? Greta? Sting? Granny?

We were wondering: Who from all people in the world would we want to meet for a coffee? Talk to? Listen to? To get some new ideas from, be inspired by, be motivated by? How about you? Here are some answers.

Green Lifestyle

The courage to become independent. Part 2: Self-sufficiency

How does dropping out work? Is It actually possible to live self-sufficient – in the city? For part 2 of our series “The courage to become independent” we gathered some ideas on how self-sufficient living can work. And that does not only concern food and water. Even when it comes to energy supply you can become at least partly independent. But we saved the latter for part 3 of our series.

Wie lagert man Kaffee richtig?
Green Lifestyle

No more rotting.

Let’s be honest – Who has not had rotten peppers or carrots in theor fridge before? Rotten lettuce? That went directly into the trash? With a guilty conscience, but even the few good leaves that were left would have tasted terrible. But you can change that. Here are some tricks for the proper storage of different types of food in and outside the fridge.