November 24, 2023

How to keep your portafilter spic and span.

And, above all, ensure that it produces super-tasty espresso and a wonderful crema. This is (unfortunately) also a question of cleaning. And not just on the outside: Cleaning and descaling is vital for “La Macchina”. We explain how it is done.
November 16, 2023

An incredible festive bread

There are sooo many occasions for this recipe: The best bread for a holiday - no matter which one. The best bread without flour because you want to avoid gluten. The tastiest bread to use up leftover nuts. Or simply because it's so delicious. Here comes the recipe.
November 10, 2023

Here they are – the coffee favorites of the editorial team.

We all know, you can have a good and long argument about taste. And even if we here in the editorial team agree that Mount Hagen is of course the best coffee of all, everyone has their own special favorite(s). After all, we sit at the source of all coffee types. Here, you can find out which ones Kristin, Babette, and Barbara let into their cups - and why.
November 2, 2023

How to clean which coffee maker

If you love your machine and your coffee – whether it's a portafilter, a stovetop pot, a fully automatic machine, or a filter machine - you can't avoid cleaning it (unless you have a cleaning fairy and entrust her with your favorite piece). Why and how to do it best (for the coffee, the machine, and yourself), we tell you in our little mini-series. First part: Reasons for cleaning and the best cleaning agents.
October 25, 2023

Really now? Virtual coffee?

Wouldn't it be fantastic if you didn't have to rely on wordy, flowery descriptions of the taste of coffee, wine, spices, etc. on the internet, but could actually let the flavors melt in your mouth? The Internet of Senses is supposed to make this possible in the future.
October 16, 2023

The best reasons for a coffee break.

“Do you have five minutes for coffee?” “Shall we discuss this over coffee?" "Let's meet for coffee.” Coffee breaks are good for the team climate, for an informal exchange of information, for cohesion, for the social fabric. But there are many more reasons to take a break and have a coffee – apart from the indulgence. We've summarized the most important ones for you here (in case you ever have to convince someone of the benefits).
October 12, 2023

What’s going on in hotel mom?

There are the nest stools. And there are children who fledge early (to stay with the metaphor). But the fact that more and more mothers are leaving the house instead of children - that's new (at least to me). A strange story from everyday editorial life at Mount Hagen. Just in time for the start of the semester and training.
October 5, 2023

Let’s talk about money. Part 2: Green investments.

Is it possible to do something for capital formation even on a small budget? And if so, is there a green way to do it? In other words: in an ecologically sensible and socially ethical way? It is possible, but not as easy as one might hope. That's why we asked someone who should know: Hanna Hornberg, an expert in sustainability, impact investing, and alternative investments.
September 27, 2023

About shade trees, verbena, and mulch.

By the time we hit the 90 degrees mark this summer, hobby gardeners and balcony flower lovers started asking themselves: Am I still allowed to water? And which plants can really cope best with this heat and dryness? After all, it's really no fun to drink your morning coffee between limp hydrangeas and withered herbs. To make sure that doesn't happen, we've put together some tips and suggestions on plants, how to “educate” them to be more resilient, and on proper watering. And you will learn what all this has to do with our coffee. Reading time: 2 cups of coffee.