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Cafe Kranzler – West Berlin coffeehouse

The Kranzler coffee house is an icon of west Berlin’s Kaffee Kultur. Sitting on the rooftop of the Ku’damm Superdry store, it hosts the well-known local coffee-roasting house The Barn, offering a good view over the busiest boulevard in the city with a large balcony and a south-facing rooftop terrace to enjoy sunny days.

As when any purist rum or whiskey lover mixes their elixir with ice or water it’s more than a sin, when it comes to coffee, you can speak with a cafeliers in terms of the fragrance of its powder and its aroma when diluted in water, its acidity, balance, body, color, cleanliness, sweetness and aftertaste.  Note that there is no milk, Bailey’s or any other ingredient involved. Nevertheless, they do have milk and won’t throw you out of the store if you ask for it.

The Barn works closely with coffee farms to slow them down in order to produce the best beans in their regions. And then the beans are roasted in the light Nordic style, which brings out all the flavors of the ripe coffee berry to avoid the ashy roast flavor common in darker coffees.

Without being a coffee fan, I can tell that this coffee has a fruity taste I hadn’t experienced before.

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Details about this spot

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Address

Kurfürstendamm 22, Berlin

Opening Times

10:00 - 20:00 daily

Price

Espresso: € 3

Website

Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)