Heads? Or tails? (Or gut?)

 
Everyone is talking about crises, even multiple crises. Not us.

To be honest: We no longer want to stare at the news which are getting worse and worse like “a dying duck in a thunderstorm”. Let's change something. Let's think about what life, nature, food - what IT is worth to us to really get a grip on these crises. Let's talk about “value”.

What is that? A number? Money? An idea? An attitude? We shed light on this topic from different perspectives. With reports on appreciation, value creation, value perception. About people who have set something in motion with their value system. About changes in the valuation of nature. About the (very individual) value of a Demeter espresso. As inspiration for a (more) positive view of challenges that we have to overcome together. So, grab a cup of your favorite coffee, browse through our "Value" section here on our blog and let us know what you think. We are very much looking forward to your opinion.

Good question

What is a good coffee worth?

Added value, market value, substantial value … “Value”? A term that has had a rather “broad” meaning since the ancient Greeks. Because it is used so often at the moment, we will try to clarify what it means using the example of a cup of coffee.

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TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE

Advertising & Green Tech = Clean air.

Necessity is the mother of invention, they say. And if you look at the small and large innovations in green technology, you can only confirm this. So here comes a particularly smart example of the green tech sector.

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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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THIS REALLY WARMS YOU UP

The best recipes for boozy coffee – our top 10.

It is cold. It is dark. It’s unpleasant. And it’s about time to do something about it: Here are the top 10 coffee drinks that will warm you up, wake you up, and relax you. So your body does not go into hibernation mode during these dark months. On top, these boozy coffees are of course extremely tasty and worth every sin. So here comes our countdown…

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GOOD NEWS

Bioluminescence instead of LED?

Light and lighting are the basis for innovation and safety. However, they also cause several problems: Health problems caused by light smog. The biorhythm of animals is severely disrupted. Energy consumption. Waste. A young French start-up may have found a solution: Light from bioluminescent bacteria. Here, we tell you how that works.

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APPROACHING THE COOKIE SEASON

Fig cantucci – the best.

We have tried many cantucci recipes – and this one is definitely our favorite. They are crispy, but also juicy thanks to the figs. Hard, just right for dunking. And because of the spelt flour, they are a little crunchier than when made with wheat flour. The best thing: We’ll even give you the recipe. Here you go.

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Discover

Saving trees?

Spending a relaxed summer day under trees – beautiful. But these trees need a huge amount of water, especially now. We have discovered a very practical watering system, that does not only help city administrations to reduce the consequences of the climate change for chestnut trees and the like, it also saves time – and money.

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ENTDECKT

Using the sun for more independence.

It does not have to be the huge photovoltaic system up on the roof.
In this article, we tell you how to turn your balcony into a mini energy supplier and thus, to become a little more independent of the craziness of the energy markets (and the energy giant in the east) using a 22 sqft solar system.

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RESPONSIBILITY

Biodiversity? Who cares?

Did you know that already in 1988, the UN urgently recommended to tackle the topic biodiversity? And today, only 30 years later, it slooooowly arrives in economic enterprises and their sustainability strategies. Which is good. But insufficient. What can we do about it?

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Green Lifestyle

About the courage to use a washcloth.

Together we are stronger – that is no news. But what is actually surprising are the amounts of energy and CO2 we could save if all of us would for example change some of our habits for just one day. Here are some sample calculations…

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Coffeefacts

What is a Wiener Melange?

Just in time for the holiday season we have some coffee know-how for you, to make sure that you do not get confused when you are travelling. Here, the specialty coffee from Austria.

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