This page is dedicated to all the things my tastebuds delight in around the world.
OCTOBER 1 — FASSBENDER & RAUSCH CHOCOLATE CAFE
This. Salad. Oh. My. Gosh. Who knew chocolate and beef would be such a good combo? The Roh Gebeizter Rindfleisch-Salat did not disappoint. Beautifully displayed, lightly dressed with coriander seasoning, tossed with various veggies and mango chunks, tender beef and, of course, chocolate. I’d love to spend a day experimenting in the savory kitchen with some chocolatier chefs! These flavors blew me away.
Then desert. I (thoroughly) enjoyed the Almond, Nut and Caramel Symphony. Held together by a chocolate cage, filled with sponge cake, mousse, and then topped with caramel and hazelnuts, my tastebuds were so pleased!
SEPTEMBER 24 — THE BARN ROASTERY
This place was the coolest. As you walk in you’re kindly welcomed by a beautiful aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans. I enjoyed an excellent Guatemalan ‘spro shot with 3 oz. of steamed milk – tastebud heaven! My friends ordered a flight of the same Guatemalan roast – ‘spro shot, ‘spro shot with 3 oz. of steamed milk, and an Aeropress. The Aeropress had a certain earthy taste to it, reminding me of a classic Indonesian roast. We were all extremely pleased with our pours and will definitely be back for more!
SEPTEMBER 20 — FIVE ELEPHANT COFFEE ROASTERS
A foodie friend and I toured around Kreuzberg on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Word to the wise – if you are wanting to peacefully enjoy your coffee and treats at Five Elephant, don’t go on a Sunday afternoon. Ha, this place was seriously packed! But there was no question as to why. My Kamwangi AA, Kenya pour over was absolutely heavenly. I could drink it like water; smooth and light, but rich and deep with layers of nut and cherry flavors. My friend’s Ethiopian pour was bright and bursting with citrus notes.
And then the food came! Possibly the best sushi I’ve ever had. You could tell how fresh the fish was – I could have kept eating and eating and eating! (Prices were also extremely reasonable.)
SEPTEMBER 18 — DIE KAFFEENAUTEN
Had no idea about this cute hole in the wall shop, but some friends are seriously skilled at hunting them down! Was so pleased by their pastries & capps & pour overs.
FATHER CARPENTER COFFEE BREWERS
This shop is located in a tucked away plaza that I found so cute!
A friend of mine unknowingly ordered a flight, but it turned out great because we got to try everything! My friends and I were all very impressed by our drinks. Very cute shop and talented baristas.
SEPTEMBER 17 — BONANZA COFFEE HEROES
First of all, let’s just talk about the freakin’ awesome atmosphere of this place. I mean, come on . Perfect balance of cozy and clean.
Now for the coffee — or as I like to call it, Heaven in a cup. The barista had not yet dialed in the beans for pour overs yet, so he recommended batch brew. I was more than pleasantly surprised! Extremely smooth, very approachable, but could still pick out the nutty and cherry notes as it cooled. I was amazed! My friend’s latte was steamed and poured to perfection! These people know what they’re doing…I guess that’s why they call themselves heroes.
Ah, the Barn. Was so impressed by their selection of sandwiches; simple but delicious! My cappuccino’s milk texture & temperature & taste couldn’t have been better. A great velvet layer on top, and naturally sweet flavor beneath. Strongly recommend this place!
SEPTEMBER 16 — CURRY WURST (BENEATH ZEHLENDORF TRAIN STATION)
SEPTEMBER 15 — HANS IM GLÜCK