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.


Raise your…cups!

This fall, there a more than enough reasons to feel depressed. But since that does not really make anything better, we have some ideas for you against the blues.

Mount Hagen & Lecker: Resteessen.

One with everything.

Food waste is not only a huge problem – it is also a major lever to lower the costs for food, energy, and climate protection. If you try to treat food more respectfully. That’s why we have a little inspiration for you: A delicious recipe for pesto made from leftover cauliflower leaves. Very recommendable – as a spread or on pasta.

Mount Hagen & Respekt: ein großes Wort

A big word.

Have we gone totally crazy now? Respect – that sounds old school. Conservative and not very dynamic – especially in difficult times like these. And most of all: What does that have to do with coffee? A lot, we believe. The lack of a respectful interaction with our surrounding – people and environment – got us where we are today: In various crises. Let’s make sure that we get out of there. With respect and good coffee.

Bild im Beitrag 'Demeter – esoterisch oder sinnvoll?'
Origin & Cultivation

Esoteric or meaningful?

We talk a lot about biodynamic cultivation, about Demeter. But what is behind this somewhat old school looking logo is more than “just” an organic label. Demeter stands for a philosophy. For an understanding of the connections between humans and nature. In the short video our friend Dagoberto Marin, the founder of La Chaca D’dago, gets their importance very enthusiastically across.

Endlich wieder Zeit für Apfel-Tarte

Apple tart time is finally here again.

And here we have the vegan version für you, with apple sauce and apple slices which create an irresistible combo of a juicy, crispy, sourish sweetness. A cappuccino with that…heavenly!


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.


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