In less than a month, the international coffee community will gather for this year’s World of Coffee in Berlin. SUSIE KEALY recounts a recent press event hosted by the Specialty Coffee Association at The BARN’s Café Kranzler in advance of Europe’s biggest coffee event.
This year, World of Coffee has partnered with the team behind the Berlin Coffee Festival to build a guide to this year's host city. To help you make the most of your time in Berlin, PHILIPP REICHEL, co-founder of the Berlin Coffee Festival, has put together a list of handy tips and recommendations for this year's World of Coffee attendees.
Berlin has a well set up public transport system - the trains or buses provided by the BVG are the easiest way to get around Berlin. Don’t worry about having to find and work ticket machines - the BGV Ticket app means you can purchase tickets on your smartphone. For trip planning and connections, use the BVG FahrInfo app
Berlin is well known for its cheap food options. The classics are the Currywurst and the Kebab. The most original Currywurst can be found at Konnopke’s Imbiss at the Eberswalder Str. train station. If you’re in Kreuzberg, Curry36 is the place to go.
Berlin is one of the greenest cities in Germany. Little to big parks are spread all over the city. If you find relaxation in strolling through nice neighborhoods or little markets, you can have that in Berlin as well. Here are some recommendations if you are looking for a little retreat!
Berlin’s coffee scene grew exponentially over the past few years, with new coffee shops opening almost every week featuring more and more unique concepts. Roasteries are newly set up as well. You could spend a whole week exploring all the different places that are widely spread all over the city, so we’ve separated our list into three different kinds of offerings.
Europe’s largest specialty coffee trade show comes to Berlin 6 to 8 June 2019, Messe Berlin ExpoCenter City. Every year in June, World of Coffee brings together the specialty coffee community in a different European city. After stops in Amsterdam, Dublin, Rimini, and Maastricht, this year’s event will be held in Berlin.