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The Barn Coffee Roasters, Berlin, Germany

Ralf Rüller originally entered the coffee scene as a baker. After a nineteen year career in finance, he exited the banking world when a friend of Ralf’s requested that he bake for the Splendid Delikassen. Coming from a large family with an even bigger garden, his mother taught him how to cook and bake from a young age. Eventually Ralf realized he wanted to own and operate a coffeeshop where customers could find both excellent coffee and delicious homemade food, which led to him opening The Barn in 2010.

The Barn expanded, opening their very own speciality coffee roastery. They buy strictly handpicked arabica coffee beans of the highest grade from micro farms. Offering premium prices and using a direct trade approach, they buy small quantities of fresh, traceable, seasonal crops for well above the Fairtrade price.

As a principle, the Barn never blends beans, in order to showcase the characteristics of a single coffee and highlight the dedicated work of every farm and cooperative they source from. They lightly roast their beans using a fully overhauled 1955 Probat Roast machine. With direct engines, a strong airflow, and an oversized cooling tray, they produce extremely clean and fully developed coffee beans. As a bonus, they added an environmentally friendly natual air filtration system to their roasting process.

They use Cropster Roast Profiling software to check the roasts, then cup and taste the coffees systematically. They also utilize the daily feedback from their baristas who taste every single batch, making them an equal part of the roasting process.

As a note, all of their espressos are slighly more developed than their filter coffees in order to make them work on any functioning espresso machine without applying pressure profiling. All are light roasts and work equally well for filter brews.

Roast Style
Light
Artisans
Ralf Rüller, Founder
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