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.

Baking is easy

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.


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.


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).

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.


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.


Regrowing. Or how to turn one lettuce into two.

Did you know that you can recycle or rather regrow vegetables in a glass of water, meaning: Let them grow again? Spring onions, leeks, green lettuce, carrots – all that can perfectly be regrown on your sill. In this article we explain how genius and simple that is.

Green Lifestyle

Advertisement in green.

Instead of socks, cereals, or bras, the 10 most important messages of the latest IPCC report were put up on the walls of the Parisian metro. Why?

Blumen die etwas zu sagen haben

Flowers, that actually deliver a message.

How is it possible, that flowers are not “green”, are not ecological?
The Slow Flowers Movement is trying to change that and to bring more transparency, sustainability, and regionality into your vases. A beautiful discovery.

A coffee with...

Putting an end to the empty phrase we really should. Or: How an idea grows and prospers.

How many dreams, projects, ideas are not being realized every single day? Are the result of an euphoric, inspiring night with friends and are not put into pratice? Many. That is why for this Coffee with… we are meeting with someone who made it happen: Jutta Nachtwey from Saatkultur*. A project that cleverly combines humanitarian help, biodiversity, and design.