Get your fix: the Bonanza Roastery Cafe gives Berlin a new coffee star

A new flagship space nestled in a backyard plot.
(Image credit: Photography: Mathilde Karrèr)

It’s undeniable that Berlin's coffee scene has rapidly expanded over the last few years; it now seems that every other corner of the German capital is harbouring a craft coffee cafe or third-wave roasters. But with Berlin’s residents awash with options for where to acquire their daily caffeine fix, it’s safe to say that there’s a clear distinction between the city’s standouts and its also-rans.

After opening its inaugural cafe on Prenzlauer Berg’s Oderberger Straße in 2006 to citywide acclaim, artisan Berlin-based coffee roaster Bonanza has expanded its venture by opening the Bonanza Roastery Cafe – a new flagship space nestled in a backyard plot off Adalbertstraße in Kreuzberg.

A bright, modern space greets visitors on entrance, provided by Dutch interior and furniture design firm Modiste. The star of the show is, of course, the coffee. Bonanza offers up a concise menu of hot and cold drinks brewed from a selection of single delectable origins sourced from Kenya, Panama and Ethiopia. After roasting the beans within a rebuilt 1965 Probat UG-22 drum roaster, the Bonanza blends are brewed and either served either alone or with an ethically sourced milk, to provide patrons with one of the smoothest cappuccinos the city has to offer.

Set up on their own mini-stands, the baristas meticulously prepare their coffee facing the entrance door

Set up on their own mini-stands, the baristas meticulously prepare their coffee facing the entrance door

(Image credit: Photography: Mathilde Karrèr)

The coffee stands are integrated within the main seating area, while the roasting room can be seen behind

The coffee stands are integrated within the main seating area, while the roasting room can be seen behind

(Image credit: Photography: Mathilde Karrèr)

After roasting the bean within a rebuilt 1965 Probat UG-22 drum roaster, the Bonanza blends are brewed and either served either alone or with an ethically sourced milk

After roasting the bean within a rebuilt 1965 Probat UG-22 drum roaster, the Bonanza blends are brewed and either served either alone or with an ethically sourced milk

(Image credit: Photography: Mathilde Karrèr)

Connecting the two areas is the semi-transparent partition and an innovative door which allows for the coffee fragrance to circulate around the entire bar

Connecting the two areas is the semi-transparent partition and an innovative door which allows for the coffee fragrance to circulate around the entire bar

(Image credit: Photography: Mathilde Karrèr)

Beautifully-crafted details are testament to the delicate taste and passion of the owners

Beautifully-crafted details are testament to the delicate taste and passion of the owners

(Image credit: Photography: Mathilde Karrèr)

INFORMATION

For more information, visit the Bonanza website (opens in new tab) 

Photography: Mathilde Karrèr

ADDRESS

Bonanza Roastery Cafe
Adalbertstraße 78
10997 Berlin

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