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09/19/2022 Production Ecology

Seasonal Around the Globe

Those who care about the environment usually strive to eat seasonal fruits and vegetables, grown outdoors and harvested when ripe. But when is that exactly, and how big of an impact does transport have? A closer look reveals unexpected answers.

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06/30/2022 Production

The Dilemma of Standards and Half-Standards

Switzerland once had over 15 million standard trees. Today, Swiss fruit is grown on half-standard trees or bush trees. And only a small percentage is organically grown. But what does all this mean exactly? We spoke to two producers to find out.

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06/09/2022 Production

Lone organic pioneers in Tunisia

Skaya, our Tunisian almond and pistachio supplier, has been engaged in organic farming for around 20 years. It is nonetheless difficult to find more organic producers. This is due to a lack of infrastructure and subsidies, but also due to the mindset.

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03/30/2022 Production Insights

What is Honey Processed Coffee?

In coffee production, the soil, location and climate of the regions in which our coffee is grown determine its taste. But what happens to the coffee immediately after harvesting plays an equally important role when it comes to aroma. And this is where the honey processing method stands out.

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03/03/2022 Production Ecology

No sheep’s milk cheese without lamb

Every year, tens of thousands of lambs are born so that their mothers can produce milk for sheep and goat cheese. What happens to these lambs? We spoke to two farming families who supply us with lamb’s meat. Wolves also come up in made their way into the conversation.

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02/16/2022 Production

Not all flours are created equal

There aren't many mills left in Switzerland. But if you go looking for one, you will still find some small operations that maintain close ties with the grain producers in their region. We happened upon Kofmel Mühle, a mill in the Swiss canton of Solothurn with a holistic approach to sustainability.

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09/09/2021 Production Ecology

Buy Less Meat

In Switzerland, gebana offers small amounts of meat a few times a year. Almost every time, customers ask us how this is compatible with our company values. We don’t think that gebana and meat are mutually exclusive but agree that we should buy as little of it as possible.

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