Berlin is a city continually in the process of reinventing itself, and the way it’s gone from having next to no specialty coffee to a thriving Third Wave Coffee metropolis provides case in point. Within the last ten years, Berlin has seen the launch of roasting powerhouses like Bonanza, The Barn, and Five Elephant, labels now responsible for a massive majority of the third wave coffee being served and cupped in the city. And now that it seems like new and incredible shops are opening their doors all the time, remembering the days when a craft cup meant brewing it yourself seems wonderfully bygone. Sure we still keep a stock of beans at home, ever in pursuit of perfecting the art of the Aeropress – but at least now it’s not for lack of any other options. The glory days are undeniably upon us.
Travel to Europe: Best Coffee in Berlin
Attempting to answer the question of where to get the best third wave coffee in Berlin is a bit of a blessing and a curse. There’s so many quality shops! And then…there’s so many quality shops. The amount of craft coffee that has both come to and out of the German capital makes it one of the most exciting cities for third wave coffee anywhere in the world right now. But the flip-side of that volume spike means choosing favorites can be a task – and an emotional one at that. But hey, we’re always willing to put ourselves through the turmoil of tasting way too much incredible craft coffee, and the jittery hands that go along with it. So we set to work to collect the best of the best. Ours is by no means a comprehensive list of every worthwhile shop in the city, but the choice establishments we’ve included are without a doubt the staples of craft coffee in Berlin.
Third Wave 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 third wave coffee in Berlin. Visiting the city on the Spree with hopes of encountering great third wave coffee means you’re in luck, but your work is most definitely cut out for you. If you’re up for the challenge, read our full guide and get in the know about all the right spots to enjoy your pro-prepared coffee in Berlin.