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.


It does still exist – the ideal world.

La Chacra d’ Dago, the Demeter coffee farm in Peru is a small paradise. And one of the foundations of Mount Hagen. Without the team respect – Dagoberto Marin and his three sons – our outrageously delicious single origin would not exist. It is all due to their know-how, their engagement, their work, that we can actually roast this rare Demeter coffee for you (unfortunately not available in all countries, yet). Reason enough to get to know the people behind it.


Respect – the foundation of extraordinary coffee.

You are not supposed to mix business with friendship – so they say. But having respect, working on eye level and in a constructive manner, are for us fundamental for a really good coffee, for our organic coffee. Why we believe that, you can read here.


Cooking with low heat.

Passive cooking? Ever heard of it? No? It’s a very old method (mid-19th century), that does not only save a lot of energy. But also reduces the CO2 emissions, that would otherwise be produced, by up to 80%. That is at least what a famous pasta producer claims (the one starting with a B). How cooking with low heat works exactly, you can read here.

Mount Hagen & ... Resteküche.

You need… all leftovers from the day.

What can you do with leftover cabbage? Half a can of tomatoes? With the open pack of pasta? Leftover recycling is – in our opinion – also a form of respect. Thus, “dish instead of dump” is our motto and we gathered some ideas for you. Saving can be very tasty.

Käffchen mit Stephan Szasz.

“Life is too short to spend it with a*******

Is respect depending on a role? On a position? On power? A coffee with… a very respected person: Stephan Szasz, actor, lecturer, trainer, and fathers of two teenagers, talks about his very own perception of respect. And tells us what it has to do with car drivers in Berlin.


A different kind of resource conservation

It is quite logical, that resources should always be treated with care. Interestingly, when we talk about resources we think about gas, oil, rare earths, water, or the Amazonas. But not about our own, individual resources. Something, that we can change.


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.


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.


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?

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…


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.