January 30, 2024

When the moka pot turns greasy.

Rancid? This is exactly what some baristas call the very musty taste of old coffee residue that spoils your favorite coffee in the pot, which definitely makes the coffee fan “rancid”(meaning it puts them in a bad mood). So, the big question is: How do you clean your bialetti aka caffettiera aka moka pot so that this doesn't happen in the first place? Part of the rather surprising answer is: Not with dishwashing detergent. We tell you why.
December 14, 2023

The woman who invented the coffee filter.

It is quite possible that without Amalie Auguste Melitta Liebscher, coffee would not be the Germans' favorite drink today. The lady in question invented the coffee filter 150 years ago and had it patented at the patent office as one of the first women ever. And in doing so - among other things – she laid the foundation for a family empire. Here, you can read more about this fascinating woman who revolutionized coffee.
December 7, 2023

Fig cantucci – the best.

We have tried many cantucci recipes - and this one is definitely our favorite. They are crispy, but also juicy thanks to the figs. Hard, just right for dunking. And because of the spelt flour, they are a little crunchier than when made with wheat flour. The best thing: We'll even give you the recipe. Here you go.
October 12, 2023

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.
October 5, 2023

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.
September 20, 2023

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.
November 22, 2022

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.