The best coffee roasters in Berlin
Not historically famous for a good coffee, these days Berlin is proving that times change in regards to finding a good cup of Joe in the city. Speciality coffee roasters have been opening up around town over the last decade, so if you want the very best cup of coffee in Berlin, head to a KaffeerÃ¶sterei and you won't be sorry.
In no particular order, here are our favourite Berlin coffee roasters, with a cafe.
IMAGE: The Visit
The VisitThe Visit in Friedrichshain/Kreuzberg is first seen as a generic hipster cafe, but get inside and you find it's warm and welcoming with coffee knowledgeable staff and a fantastic menu of food to match their coffee. It can get pricey, but that's what you pay for third wave coffee roastery.
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Five ElephantTwo Berlin locations and great coffee, this coffee roaster and cafe is known not only for coffee but their cake too! The word about town is if you want amazing cheesecake, (which is also hard to find in this city), Five Elephant have it. It's small and cosy, not great for large groups, but great for finding one of the best coffees in Berlin
IMAGE: The Barn
The BarnHelping coffee bean farmers to maintain a sustainable business, The Barn is part of the Speciality Coffee Movement and prides itself of the beans it produces.
The roastery is housed at the Schonhauseralle location, but you can still find their coffees and beans to buy at all other The Barn cafes around town.
IMAGE: RÃ¶ststÃ¤tte Berlin
RÃ¶ststÃ¤tte BerlinConveniently located in Mitte, RÃ¶ststÃ¤tte Berlin concentrates on the coffee and cake, rather than a full meal breakfast or lunch menu, although the croissants and filled rolls will still satisfy. Known as the best hand selected fair trade coffee in Berlin, this husband and wife run business kicks all coffee goals, it will get busy, but it's worth the wait.
IMAGE: Berliner KaffeerÃ¶sterei
Berliner KaffeerÃ¶stereiIf the extensive coffee menu at Berliner KaffeerÃ¶sterei doesn't impress you at first glance, then their selection of chocolates will! Just off KurfÃ¼stendamm (so handy for those on a shopping spree), there's a good amount of space and the smell of coffee should hit you from outside, and lead you in.
IMAGE: Bonanza Coffee
Bonanza Coffee HeroesTwo locations in Berlin, Bonanza Coffee Heroes are known for coffee. Not much in the way of food, what they have (cookies and pastries) is meant to complement the hot drinks, rather than having a coffee with a meal. It's simple, it's a funky place, and it's yummy. Heroes Indeed.
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