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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PLANT BETTER. WATER LESS.

About shade trees, verbena, and mulch.

By the time we hit the 90 degrees mark this summer, hobby gardeners and balcony flower lovers started asking themselves: Am I still allowed to water? And which plants can really cope best with this heat and dryness? After all, it’s really no fun to drink your morning coffee between limp hydrangeas and withered herbs. To make sure that doesn’t happen, we’ve put together some tips and suggestions on plants, how to “educate” them to be more resilient, and on proper watering. And you will learn what all this has to do with our coffee. Reading time: 2 cups of coffee.

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MORNING COFFEE READING

Let’s talk about money.

Strategic consumption, organic coffee, separating waste, using public transportation, eating less meat, taking cold showers – each and every one of us can do something about the climate crisis and make the world a little better. But is that all? Don’t we have a bigger lever with which we can achieve even more? We do: Money. Money makes the world go round, they say. And it’s true. Unfortunately.

So why don’t we use our money, our small or large bank account, to make an impact? Because the financial world is so terribly complicated? The risks are great, the greenwashing, too? And: “What difference can I really make with a few dollars?” All true. And then again, not. We’re starting a little series here that will give you an – at least rough – insight into the world of green, sustainable money while you’re having your morning coffee.

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TASTY LEFTOVER RECYCLING

Ready to taste some “knabbeln”?

Knabbeln… what? Knabbeln are an old Westphalian breakfast treat that we’ve rediscovered for you: Dry bread in coffee. Not only extremely delicious, but also – of course – super sustainable. Click here for the recipe.

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GOOD NEWS

A bill against greenwashing.

“For a conscious future”, “Green Cruising”, “Dolphin-friendly tuna fishing “*… The list of greenwashing slogans is long and very creative. In order to bring more transparency and verifiability into advertising, the EU commission proposed a new law at the beginning of this year. We have the facts for you.

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WHAT DO YOU THINK?

What is sustainability? And does it work at all?

Hackneyed, misunderstood, vague, and yet one of the most important terms, one of the most important topics of our time: Sustainability. For some, an impossibility. For others, almost a substitute for religion. Let’s try to bring a little more clarity to the topic.

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DEBATE CULTURE

R-e-s-p-e-c-t.
An evergreen since 1967.

It was THE song that made Aretha Franklin so famous. THE song of the civil and women’s rights movement in the USA. And it completely turned Otis Redding’s original lyrics and content upside down: All this woman wants is a little respect. Why this topic is still so important? Grab a coffee and read.

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Green Lifestyle

Bye bye fast fashion.

Hello needle and thread. Mending things instead of throwing them away. A motto that is actually quite easy when it comes to clothes and a nice and effective way for reaching a greener lifestyle. And sometimes it even results in real art pieces.

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Tasty

A real veggie-miracle.

This vegan espresso tart is so terribly delicious, that we do no longer want to keep the recipe from you. You must try it.

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Green Lifestyle

That’s amazing…

Because courage also needs motivation, you will occasionally (and hopefully more often) find good news about environmental protection and similar topics here.

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Discover

A courageous idea: Conflictfood.

There are many types of sustainable consumption. This one here – conflictfood – is especially worthwhile. The company fights the causes that force people to flee from their home countries and establishes “peaceful perspectives”. In this article we explain how that works.

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Aromas & Co

Simply epic.

How waking up to a cup of our Arabica feels like. And why we are glad that we are not everybody’s darling.

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Green Lifestyle

The second life of bread.

Don’t throw it away: There is more you can do with dry bread before feeding it to the ducks. Like using it to make French toast. A delicious way of recycling.

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