Berlin, Drink, Eat, 2013-09-16
If you love coffee and you’ve been to Berlin recently, you’ve probably heard of The Barn. Don’t go there if you like coffees that give you a sugar rush due to the overkill of sweet extras. At The Barn they believe that every roast has it’s own perfect brew. You choose your favorite roast and they prepare it for you. Their Brew Bar is a treat for every fan of the brewing process. They don’t mind if you come and take a look at your coffee while they are making it. Most of the baristas are from Down Under, this is quite common in Berlin, they are friendly and like to give you a word of advice when it comes to coffee. They use a lot of different brewing methods so this makes it very interesting for the brewing fans. The owner always wants it to be very clean and organized, I really like this work attitude in a coffee bar. It totally changes the atmosphere.
The interior is very scandinavian. Clean, open, white and a lot of wood. There is no music, only the sound of coffee grinders and espresso machines. This place is also a mini digital detox because the owner doesn’t want to see laptops, ipads etc in his establishment. The owner wants you to enjoy your coffee to the max and experience all the different flavors and smells without any distraction. If you go alone to The Barn take a book with you or nothing at all, enjoy the sound/smell of coffee and take a break from you busy life. This might be one of the reasons why I love going to this place. It always relaxes me.
Besides coffee they also serve a lot of tasty pastries, sandwiches, and other sweet stuff. Their carrot cake is absolutely delicious. The owner obviously wants to serve fresh products that go well with their variety of roasts. I love ordering the scones for breakfast, they serve it with a tasty marmalade and some freshly whipped Sahne (cream in german).
The photos you see above are from their Roastery, this place is very new, they also have an other establishment in Berlin as well. Here are the adresses:
The Barn Roastery
Schönhauser Allee 8