When thinking about the first good cup that changed my perception of coffee was in Amsterdam. But this Aeropress was made with beans from The Barn Berlin. So I just had to go to Berlin, the city of The Barn, Five Elephant, Father Carpenter and many more. I’ve explored the specialty coffee in Berlin and and here are the 10 cafés I’ve visit in Berlin.
Specialty Coffee Shops Berlin
I woke up in a cosy bed in the neighborhood Mitte. Before going on this trip I realized that Mitte is full of specialty coffee places and -roasters. So I was full of energy and ready to go exploring on my first day. After breakfast in the hotel we were ready for our first cup of coffee in the city. The plan was to go to The Barn, but after arriving there we figured out that there is a minimum of 10 euros by paying by card (TIP: like in almost every place!), so we walked to a ATM and next to it there was Röststätte. We decided to have our first coffee here. I’ve met one of the baristas in Barcelona at my job and it was great to see him making coffees. Röststätte is also a roastery, so they are using their own coffee. We enjoyed two different flat whites. One was made with blend Sinfonia (Brazil & Guatemala) and the other one with more fruity blend Novum (Kenya, Ethiopia & Guatemala).
2. Father Carpenter
After a long day walking around in the city we needed a caffeine break and we did that at Father Carpenter. It was getting sunny in Berlin. And sun equals cold brew for me. Unfortunately cold brew season starts from April. But Father Carpenter had this bottled nitro by Brewbox. We gave it a shot. It was a fruity tasty coffee, but I think bottled nitro is never the same as straight from the tap. FC is using Fjord Coffee which is a project from them together with SILO Coffee (later on more about this place). The café looks great and the little alley is really cute and romantic.
3. The Barn Berlin
We started this beautiful Saturday by waking up at The Barn with a flat white made with Brazilian beans. Chocolaty and grape notes worked very good with the milk. We have been to the The Barn Café, so I really need to go back to see the roastery. The shop is small and cosy, and it was quit crowded. We found a nice spot outside to enjoy our coffee in the sun.
4. The Visit Coffee Roastery
After seeing the East Side Gallery we went down to Markthalle Neun and Das Edelweiss in Görlitzer Park to enjoy a beer. A bit tipsy we walked around in Kreuzberg and I wanted to have a vegan doughnut at Brammibal, but they were sold out are you kidding me? So, I really need to come back here next time. Finally sober I needed another coffee and we were actually close to The Visit which is also a roastery. The place looks great, even cosy while it’s all white. The barista was friendly and the flat white was tasty.
5. Distrikt Coffee
On the third day we started with a big awesome Sunday breakfast. I am a sucker for pancakes and that’s why I wanted to go to Distrikt Coffee. Good coffee and good pancakes. Shots are pulled from a Spirit by Kees van der Westen. The coffee they use is from Fjord Coffee. The combination of fluffy pancakes and creamy flat white was perfect.
6. No Fire No Glory
Sunday in Berlin means Mauerpark. And that’s where we went after visiting the Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer. It was good to have some fun at the park, because this memorial was impressive. I can totally recommend to visit both. For our afternoon coffee we went to No Fire No Glory where they are using coffee from The Coffee Collective. I am a fan of this roastery and the barista advised me perfectly with this Kenya filter coffee. I brought a bag of this one home, because it was so full of flavor and totally my taste; fruity, juicy and high in acidity.
7. Ben Rahim
And then it was already day number four. Monday morning was about shopping. We stopped for a coffee on our way. Ben Rahim it was! This place was on my list, because I love the concept of the place. A Specialty Coffee place with Arabic influences. The place looks amazing. I’m in love with the cups. Ben Rahim is using coffee from Square Mile Coffee Roasters from London. I enjoyed a flat white made with Red Brick blend: Brazil, Colombia & Ethiopia.
8. Two Planets
After shopping all morning we were so exhausted and hangry, but we there was plenty of time left. We decided to head more South, to Neukölln, to Two Planets. I heard a lot about this place run by an English guy and an Aussie. I also heard good things about the dope ass avocado toast, so that’s what we were aiming for. Guess what? Best avocado toast in Berlin. I’ve also took an iced latte for on my way to Tempelhof, the old airport that is turned into a huge park.
9. Silo Coffee
Last day in Berlin and our last two coffees. We were totally not ready to leave this awesome city, but well that’s life. Anyway back to this last happy day with lovely coffee shops. Silo Coffee was high on my list, because it’s also very famous for their breakfast/brunch. I have to admit that what people are saying about the place, it’s all true. Loved the place, the food and the coffee. I took pancakes, which is more like a soufflé. It was good, but I won’t call it pancakes. And I had a flat white. My friend took eggs (best eggs she ate in Berlin, her words!) and a cup of Ethiopian fruity batch brew. Coffee by Fjord Coffee.
10. Five Elephant
After having brunch at Silo Coffee we just walked to Five Elephant, because there wasn’t so much to do in the area. And actually I had an appointment with Five Elephant in Kreuzberg. The roastery is just around the corner of the café. I love to see other roasteries and meeting other passionated coffee professionals. The cup of batch brew that I had and the cheesecake (tip!), were delicious. So fruity and full of notes. The perfect way to finish my Berlin coffee tour.