Anne Roos kommt aus Holland und macht derzeit ein dreimonatiges Praktikum bei Sarah. Wir waren sofort verliebt in die pfiffige und überaus talentierte Liese aus Amsterdam und wollten von ihre wissen, wie die Hipster-Hauptstadt durch ihre Brille aussieht. Da Anne koffeinverrückt ist, haben wir sie für den Anfang nach ihren Kaffeeeindrücken gefragt. Die Berliner können was am Siebträger, findet Anne. Vor allem den Sonntagsdreh haben sie raus. Nur die Sache mit dem Milchkaffee ist in ihren Augen bizarr.
What does the coffee taste like in Berlin?
Overall very good! And it tastes even better because all the places that you can drink it look so nice! I love how al lot of the coffee places look like you've just stepped into your grandma's living room, so cute and cosy.
What does the coffee taste like at home?
I guess the coffee tastes pretty much the same. But since I used to work in a coffee bar in Holland, the coffee I drunk there was always pretty good. It's nice though that because there are so many different places in Berlin to get coffee it's always a little bit different every place you go.
Do the Germans know what they are doing - and what do they do?
They definitely do! I think the Berliners really get how coffee drinking is not only a drink in a cup, but is also a lot about the experience around it. It all feels very relaxed and easy-going. I feel like a lot of coffee places in Holland are trying very hard to be cool, smooth and casual, but coffee bars in Berlin just are.
The first time I went to get a coffee in Berlin I was looking at the menu thinking 'Where is the latte?', but apparently they call it Milchkaffee here. That was something I didn't really figure out for about two weeks after I had gotten here, so there were a few confused moments when I just got here. Now every time I order a coffee I try to say 'Ein Milchkaffee bitte' in my best German and hope they can still understand me even with my very Dutch accent.
I just moved from Friedenau to Prenzlauerberg a few days ago so I've been trying to find some nice coffee places there. And I can assure you there are a lot! So far my two favorites are 'An einem Sonntag in August' and 'Wohnzimmer', not just for their coffee but more for the overall ambiance. They are both great if you just want to sit back (on a nice vintage couch) and read a good book.
What do you take back home:
What I really love here is the breakfast culture! A nice brunch with some good coffee in the rare April sun has been one of my favorite things to do so far and I really want to keep that tradition. My weekends have never been so relaxed, the Germans really know how to spend their Sunday mornings!