The Barn Roastery in Berlin, owned by Ralf Rüller, has instituted a long list of “don’ts” for it’s patrons. Among them, no extra milk, no spoons, no ringing phones or loud phone calls, no dogs, and no electronic media. All this in an attempt to create a haven for serious coffee drinkers. The latest rule – no strollers in the cafe.
A stone blockade has been placed in the front of the store to prevent strollers from entering the cafe. Owner ,Rüller, also recently referred to as “the coffee Nazi”, states “People should listen to their senses when they drink a cup of coffee. Just as we take care of the coffee bean from crop to cup, we also take care of the people who come in here to drink it.”
While the coffee shop is dedicated to providing a sumptuous cup of coffee, with the staff demonstrating brewing process to customers and measuring temperaturs, weights, times, and aromas to perfection, and we can appreciate that – should they alienate the family oriented customers and tired mother whilst creating their coffee utopia?