Menschen

“You don’t have to take just any business…”

When one of Europe’s organic veterans gets a new, young managing director, what does he think about the traditional values that are so prevalent in the industry? A coffee with Friedemann Wecker, Managing Director of Bauck.

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People

Sales argument. The basis for sustainability. Nothing can replace the added value of organic.

Tour of the Biofach trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany in February (the world’s leading trade fair for organic food). We asked the people in charge of large and small organic brands, long-established companies, and innovative start-ups whether the topic that concerns us so much – values – is really as important. What is behind “organic”. And why Germans have such a hard time with it.

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COFFEE WITH MAIKE LEWERENZ

“You need composure. And you have to be ready to grow…”

Respect is a topic that someone like Maike Lewerenz, who works in a care facility, has to deal with every day – in one way or another. On a very rainy evening in October (over a decaf), she tells me how she deals with it and why, despite all the adversities, she wouldn’t want to have any other job.

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MAKING-OFF

Coffee freaks on set.

A high-class photo shoot for coffee? One imagines fancy special effects, food stylists, milk foam artists, high-tech wherever you look. But is that us? Are we from Mount Hagen that styled and over the top? Or rather tasty, authentic, a little quirkier than others? Here are some insights into our coffee shoot with Michael Bernhardi.

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Family life

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.

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DEBATE CULTURE

R-e-s-p-e-c-t.
An evergreen since 1967.

It was THE song that made Aretha Franklin so famous. THE song of the civil and women’s rights movement in the USA. And it completely turned Otis Redding’s original lyrics and content upside down: All this woman wants is a little respect. Why this topic is still so important? Grab a coffee and read.

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POSTPONING?

First another coffee and then…

Why are so many people struggling with starting a project right away? Why does one need to prepare a coffee first, clean out the fridge (because when taking out the milk you realized that it was quite necessary – and it has been, for four weeks now). Clean the kitchen? Quickly upload a story on Instagram? Check how many reactions it has gotten yet? And then make another fresh coffee before sitting down at the computer and writing this blog post. Because I can rank myself among the moderate procrastinators. But why? And what can I do to change that (besides drinking large amounts of coffee)? Here are some tips.

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