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 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."
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.
"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 baristas.
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.
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 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!
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.
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."
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."