THE BARN is an independent coffee company founded in 2010 in Berlin. We operate nine café locations in the German capital, all of them are hubs in their neighborhoods where our international community mingle over a delicious cup of coffee.
Our staff and baristas are beautiful people that get up every morning to do what they love most: Making coffees and serving our customers as best they can. Under the roof of THE BARN, around 22 nationalities work together - a lot of them have moved to Berlin to work and learn at our company.
Due to the corona crisis we start closing down our café operations from tomorrow to slow down the spread of the virus. This is for the good of all of us. We are immensely proud of our entire crew in the way they are handling the situation.
Unfortunately, being a small enterprise, we do not have the financial means to keep all our staff when our revenues are falling massively. It is heartbreaking to us to send our staff home to live on much less than what they would make if we could continue our café operations. They only receive 60% coverage by the government and they have no tips from you, their community.
The money we are collecting goes directly to our café staff. They are 60 fantastic people and our goal is to cover some of the cuts and tip-losses they will have over the next weeks. It is in times of crisis when our communities are strong and we support each other. So please support your baristas and café crews.
We are very grateful for every contribution you can make. It will have a direct impact on everyones life. Most of all, it gives a very strong signal to your favourite baristas here in Berlin.
If we all follow the guidance of the government and keep social distance for a while, we can soon look back onto these times of trouble, and enjoy our communities again.
- Tudor Alexe
- Jessica Greene
- Ben Thomas
- SERGIO Ares CHAO
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