The Barn opens its first flagship specialty coffee store in Berlin
The Barn, a leading European specialty coffee roaster, opened its first specialty coffee venue in Berlin on the 4 December at one of the city’s most well-known coffeehouses, Café Kranzler. To celebrate the opening, The Barn is hosting a reception on 8 December.
The flagship store in the Kranzler building at Kurfürstendamm 18 will be the third outlet of The Barn in the German capital. Renowned for its uncompromising quest for quality, The Barn, headed by founder Ralf Rüller, uses only premium, single origin coffee sourced from sustainable and fully traceable farming, which is roasted at their roastery in Berlin.
The Barn will be celebrating a new world of coffee at Kranzler, one of the oldest traditional coffeehouses in Berlin. This is where the renaissance of hand-brewed filter coffee will be undergoing a revival in a modern context.
The well-known rotunda where the café is located will be inviting to international visitors as well as the local community. This classic Berlin landmark is located on one of the busiest intersections of the Kudamm, as Berlin locals affectionately refer to the shopping street Kurfürstendamm. Overlooking the street, the café is on the second floor of the building. Its circular glazed frontage ensures the café is the best vantage point in the area. The new concept aims to appeal to everyone who likes to enjoy good coffee: there is a lift from the street ensuring access for young families, wheelchair users and people less mobile than others.
The interior will reflect the lightweight construction of the building, which is reminiscent of a Japanese teahouse. All the surfaces and materials reprise the design of the original The Barn, while ensuring a light and clean look adapted to the building’s aesthetic.
The rotunda is surrounded by a balcony with benches where patrons may enjoy 360-degree panoramic views. From the rotunda, visitors can head up to the rooftop terrace where they can recline in the loungers or sit at one of the communal tables.
“We are proud to be bringing our concept to one of West Berlin’s prime addresses,” said Rüller, who founded The Barn in 2010. The Barn was a pioneer in the Third Wave coffee movement in Germany.
In addition to the hand-filter stations, The Barn coffee bar will also boast a Marvam under-the-counter espresso machine – the first ever in Germany. This special highlight from Seattle (USA) was tailor-made for the Kranzler flagship store. Completing the offer is a selection of teas by Paper & Tea, as well as an exclusive collaboration with MAST Brothers, a chocolate manufactory from Brooklyn, New York (their special chocolates, as well as pairing boxes containing coffee and the matching chocolate, will also be available to purchase at The Barn). Genuine artisan hot chocolate (40g per cup) made with bio-organic Brodowin milk will also be served at the café. The menu also includes The Barn´s signature dishes: Homemade cakes, cookies and sandwiches, as well as cold-press juices, superfood bowls and fresh Belgian waffles.