CoLab: Berlin – Partner Thanks

It's that time again where we need to take a moment to thank all of our wonderful partners before we launch into our fifth biannual CoLab event in Berlin!

The CoLab program allows attendees the chance to listen, engage, interact and taste – all of which we couldn't do without the support of our key partners. 

Longstanding traditional machine professionals, Victoria Arduino have come on board for the first time at CoLab as espresso machine partner to ensure that attendees are kept fuelled during coffee breaks and those all important moments to connect with fellow attendees. 

Berlin based roasters Five Elephant have provided support in the form of a Host Partner, assisting with essential local knowledge and ensuring we have the best venue for the program.

New Berlin residents, BUNN, will provide two brew bars where a mix of local, national and international coffee roasters have partnered with us to provide the best brews throughout the event – thanks to Bailies, Five ElephantNomad, Röststätte, and The Barn for their support. 

Good news is that all coffee will be brewed up by a representative from each of the roasters giving CoLab: attendees the best chance for connecting to and learning from the wider coffee community. To ensure our partners are extracting the best possible flavours from the cup we have water partners Brita on hand to filter all the water used for espresso and brewed coffee.

Fancy a flat white? Do not fear! Local dairy Brodowin will provide their tasty eco-certified milk alongside specialist alternative milk products from Alpro

And, finally, so you don't miss a moment of CoLab: Berlin we have regular media partners European Coffee TripJordan Sanchez Photography and Barista Magazine on hand to capture the event. 


Come CoLab: Berlin – City Guide

Berlin is a city which boasts a well-established coffee scene, with a handful or highly reputed coffee roasters within the city, local specialty cafes have been spoilt for choice. We counted over forty specialty coffee businesses in Berlin, many of them getting involved with BGE and CoLab: Berlin through the fringe event program.

Our fringe event program is designed to connect international visitors to CoLab with the local coffee scene. All of the events are free to attend and allow you the chance to explore cafes, roasters and more as you navigate your way across the city. Attending a fringe event could give you the opportunity to increase your network and have fun at the same time!

To prepare CoLab'ers for the upcoming event in Berlin we have created a handy Berlin coffee map. This includes a range of cafes, roasters and importers identified by a coffee cup or a flame. Coming to the event? You'll get a printed one at registration too.



CoLab: Berlin – Brewery Tour

With CoLab: Berlin just five weeks away we're very excited to start releasing the first elements of the program. First up on day one (2 May) of CoLab: Berlin is a brewery tour and tasting at Stone Brewing.

Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in 1996, San Diego-based Stone Brewing is the 10th-largest craft brewer in the United States. Stone has twice been named the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by Beer Advocate magazine.

A leader in the craft beer revolution, Stone recently built a production brewery and destination restaurant in Berlin, Germany, as well as in Richmond, Virginia. Known for it's bold, flavorful and largely hop-centric beers, Stone has earned a reputation for brewing outstanding, unique beers while maintaining an unwavering commitment to sustainability, business ethics, philanthropy and the art of brewing. 

Coming to CoLab: Berlin? Be sure to sign up for the tour when you register for your ticket. Early birds who have already registered – look out for an email to confirm your attendance to the tour.

Updates to the program can be found here or by signing up to the Facebook event page.

Event Time: 13:00 or 14:00, Tuesday 2 May

Location: Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Im Marienpark 23, 12107 Berlin

Getting there: Take the S-Bahn to Attilastraße or check out the local travel website for directions.