OUR TEAM

ANDREAS

Chief Operating Officer

Andreas is running all our retail operations, human resources and expansion projects. He is the founder of Splendid Delikatessen Berlin. Before working in gastronomy, Andreas worked in marketing for MTV, Sony Music, PixelPark and Messe Berlin.

FELIX

Wholesale Manager

Felix is running our international wholesale activities. During his studies in Berlin he enjoyed working in hospitality. "Working with premium chefs it always surprised me how little attention was paid to coffee after a great meal. My goal is to change this."

GARRETH

Head Roaster

Roasting our beans to perfection and creating individual profiles to bring out the characteristics of each coffee we work with, thats the craft. Garreth joined us in 2018 from Australia - he brings vast experience and a strong passion for coffee.

JAKE

Head Barista

"The industry is constantly evolving which makes it very exciting to be in Specialty Coffee. I am in love with Berlin and found a great place to work on many different levels sharing my passion for coffee." Jake is in charge of all our lead baristas.

MAX

Head of E-commerce

Max is running everything related to our E-Commerce site. Experienced in consulting hundreds of online businesses from Fashion to Coffee; he practices a data driven approach and balances idealism with pragmatism.

PAULINA

Operations Manager

Paulina has been working in hospitality for several years before moving to Berlin. She is in charge of our cafés, ensuring great customer experience and smooth operations. Paulina joined us in 2016; you can meet her at our Sunday cuppings at our Roastery.

PAWEL

Data Privacy Official

Pawel worked in Edinburgh before joining us in Berlin. He is in charge of all our facilities and supervises all our data. "I find it exciting to be close to our customers and staff to create a unique customer experience. Coffee connects people!"

PIA

Accounting

Pia has a background in business administration. She was running her own business for 10 years before joining our team. Pia is a real Berliner from hat to toe - she is the backbone of our office crew and she also makes the best soups in town!

RALF

Chief Executive Officer

Influenced by his life in Japan and the UK, Ralf founded THE BARN in 2010. He pioneered Specialty Coffee in an uncompromising way in Germany. By focusing on our product, farm relationships, roasting and sharing knowledge he established our international reputation for quality.

ROBERT

Head of Baking

Robert and his team of talented bakers and production staff get up early every morning to produce our tasty homemade sandwiches, cakes and pastries. "I love the challenge of providing fresh and delicious food to more and more of our cafes as the business grows."

TOM

Trainer

We met Tom when he was managing one of our wholesale customers flagship store: the famous Prufrock Café in London. Fast forward, Tom joined us to run all of our staff training program and SCA certification courses. He was born and raised in the UK.

YUKO

Lead Barista

Yuko is one of our eight lead baristas and part of our Quality Control Team. She won the New York Coffee Masters‘ Championship in 2016. Before joining us, she worked in Canada and the UK. “I love coffee - not only the flavours it brings but the connection it makes."