No matter where you travel, there’s always a pressing need for quality caffeine. We know full well that exploring a new place can sometimes shake out more like a tour of the city’s best coffee shops, and if you’re anything like us then you’re totally cool with that. The only question is – which are the best coffee shops near me? In each and every city we find ourselves in, this is the question we’re eternally trying to answer.
Best Coffee Shops in Berlin
Trying to answer the question of which are the best coffee shops in Berlin is a bit of a blessing and a curse. There are so many quality coffee shops popping up all over the city that the task of identifying the best ones is overwhelming to say the least. Even within the last twelve months, the amount of newcomers to the craft coffee scene has been tremendous – making our quest for Berlin’s best coffee all the more challenging. But hey, if too much of a great thing is the extent of our problems, you won’t hear any complaints from us.
Berlin has been in the process of reinventing itself for about a quarter century and the now thriving craft coffee scene is a shining example. Just within the last ten years, Berlin has produced world-renowned roasters like Bonanza, The Barn, and Five Elephant, labels responsible not only for a large majority of the coffee being brewed in Berlin, but all over Europe as well. And now it seems we can’t even walk the streets of Neukölln without coming across some new coffee shop of which we’ve heard nothing about, and of course they’re always brewing excellent coffee.
The constantly evolving craft coffee landscape means choosing favorites ain’t exactly easy, but there are staples that have us coming back again and again and we’re more than happy to turn you onto our top picks. As we’ve said before, the amount of quality coffee shops in Berlin makes a comprehensive list a bit ridiculous, so we’ve compiled a list including the true pillars of craft coffee in Berlin. From heavy-hitting roasters like Bonanza and The Barn to mini operations like the syphon kings at Chapter One or self-proclaimed “bloody good coffee” experts at 19 grams, our list carries the weight of all things pertaining to great coffee in Berlin.