It would be hard to describe Berlin without acknowledging the iconic coffee roastery within it. Established in 2010 by Ralf Rüller, The Barn Berlin is a world-leading specialty coffee company and series of boutique cafes that roasts, serves, and wholesales sustainability sourced, fully-traceable, seasonal coffee.
Headed by Ralf, the company has achieved a plethora of accolades over the years including ‘The Best Coffee Roastery in Europe’, ‘Best Independent Coffee Shop’, and opening ten flagship locations across Berlin.
Ralf’s uncompromising approach for quality, enthusiasm to educate, and holistic business philosophy has been paramount to its success. ‘Focusing on your product and having a select offering makes it much easier for people to understand who you are and what you stand for’ says Ralf.
Over the years, Ralf has nurtured tight relationships with his partnering producers and committed to purchasing some of the finest quality specialty coffee lots. All coffees at The Barn score above 86 points and are served only as single origins to best highlight the work of the producer.
Scattered across various parts of Berlin, you’ll find The Barn cafés occupying beautiful historic buildings, offering a minimalist, down-to-earth vibe where you can enjoy coffee on both espresso and filter, indulge in house-baked artisan breads, and unwind over chatter with friends and family.
If you’re lucky enough to ever visit one of their establishments, don’t be surprised to find Ralf sitting across the table from you. When he’s not sourcing coffee at origin or roasting beans, he very much likes to mingle with customers, network, and take part in public events.
Be sure to check out their online store for all their latest coffees and don’t forget to throw them some love on the socials!
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