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.


Most delicious espresso-power.

The fact that espresso is our favorite alarm clock is probably not a surprise to anyone. But you can also use espresso to make super tasty power snacks. And they are waaaay better than any other cereal bar: The espresso energy balls. A must try.


Coffee + Potatoes = Irresistible cake?

Some recipes surprise with their choice of ingredients – and yet they are terrific. Like this coffee walnut cake made with potatoes (!). No joke and incredibly delicious. Unbelievable? Then give this recipe a try.


The fully automatic coffee machine – only for lazy people?

Isn’t this wonderful? You simply push a button – and there comes your cappuccino, espresso, latte, or café au lait. Sounds perfect. And for many it is. The so-called fully automatic coffee machine is very popular – also in private households. But is it really this great? We have put together the advantages and disadvantages of automatic coffee machines. A short guide for coffee aficionados to help with the decision making.


You do not need a green thumb if you have used coffee grounds!

If you are not new on our blog, then you know, that we like to provide some life hacks that involve used coffee grounds. And because we are in the middle of gardening season, we have some simple and practicable tips for you on how used coffee grounds can help boost the growth in your garden.


Toss it away?

It cannot be said, written, or explained often enough: Food waste is one of the reasons for the climate crisis. And thus, a major lever to change things. It’s quite simple.


A lucky find for every occasion.

The stovetop espresso maker or the Moka Express or the Bialetti (named after its inventor) is not a shiny, sexy, fancy coffee-pro gadget. But it’s really Italian. Very practical. And most of all: It makes a delicious espresso, which isn’t really one in the proper sense. Why not and everything else you need to know about the stovetop espresso maker, we tell you here.


Why you might actually need an Aeropress.

There are more than enough coffee gadgets out there. In most cases they look quite fancy, but when it comes to the Aeropress one might ask: What does this plastic plunger thing actually do? Well, there is even a world championship for it. And some baristas swear by the Aeropress coffee. Why they do that – and why this one-cup-plastic-plunger is also ideal for backpackers, we tell you in this article.


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.