The original chocolate was first used by the Aztecs in 1,500 BC. Around 600 A.D. the Maya then cultivated cocoa. In its present form, chocolate only came to Europe in the 16th century. Since then, a whole lot of myths have developed around it: Dark chocolate is healthier, it is good for the heart, provides energy, is aphrodisiac and makes you happy. One thing is certain: it always tastes delicious. Give it a try: Here are our Berlin favourites and two extra coffee tips for you. Enjoy yourselves!
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Tip 1: The largest chocolate house in the world
Fine cocoa chocolate on 3 floors with more than 250 chocolate creations, the longest chocolate counter in the world and impressive showpieces made of more than 1,000 kilograms of chocolate - the heart of every chocolate fan beats faster. Order exquisite cupcakes, truffles and chocolates from Rausch Schokoladenhaus or ensure regular chocolate enjoyment with the chocolate subscription.
Where: Charlottenstraße 60, Mitte
Tip 2: Bean to bar
From the bean to the chocolate every step of the way: This is what distinguishes the small manufacture of Wohlfahrt Schokoladen. Certified since 2012, chocolate is produced here without exception from high-quality organic fine cocoa. You can also get Berlin salami (of course made of chocolate with different ingredients), salt sticks, chocolate records, drinking chocolate and much more. There are lots of sweet ideas for presents to bring home, but also lots of deliciousness to nibble on yourself.
Where: Soldiner Straße 37, Wedding
Tip 3: Chocolate con Churros
Chocolate fans can't miss this little shop. Everything to order: Indigo Herbs Raw Organic Cocoa Nibs, Organic Cocoa NIbs, Sevenhills Wholesfoods and much more. Tip: Why not take out a chocolate subscription? Then you'll receive a monthly package with the latest fine cocoa trends from all over the world. Also a great gift idea.
Where: Bleibtreustraße 46, Charlottenburg
Tip 4: From tree to bar
From the tree to the finished bar: Belyzium Craft Chocolate.takes all production steps in their own hands. The manufacturers know exactly what ingredients are used and where the chocolate comes from. Here too, you will find only organic and fair trade cocoa beans from the manufacturers own plantations in Belize. In the small chocolate factory, chocolate workshops are offered every Saturday. Tip: Watch the documentary film on the website and learn more about cocoa cultivation, processing and the creation of Belyzium.
Wo: Lottumstraße 15, Mitte
Belyzium Craft Chocolate
Tip 5: For the demanding chocolate palate
As a Berlin-based family business, Erich Hamann is especially known for dark chocolate. Since 1912, the chocolate manufacturer has been offering unique enjoyment with the highest quality and the best of cocoa. In addition to a large assortment of excellent chocolates, wrapped in the famous confectionary boxes with the blue ribbon, you will also find delicious ginger sticks, bark chocolate, mocha beans and much more.
Where: Brandenburgische Straße 17, Wilmersdorf
Tip 6: Süßkramdealer
The name lives up to its promise: in the shop, which still has most of the wooden furnishings from the Gründerzeit, you feel like you've been transported back in time. At Süßdramdealer you can buy fine chocolates, coffee and gift items. In the online shop you will find a wide range of products: From delicious Becks drinking chocolate to gift baskets for your loved ones, all easily ordered from home!
Where: Varziner Straße 4, Schöneberg
Tip 7: Dubenkropp
First-class ingredients and high-quality creations. Master chocolate maker Sabine Dubenkropp knows all about the quality of the ingredients. Kakao Knusper, Fruity Jungle, MaKü Le PuCu, Berliner No 5 are just a few of her chocolate creations.
Where: Grolmannstrasse 20, Schöneberg
Tip 8: With tradition
Sawade Berlin is the oldest chocolate factory in the city. For 140 years, the finest pralines, truffles and chocolate specialties have been produced in the Berlin manufactory. Besides the classics such as mousse au café, tiramisu, pistachios, walnut in brandy, there is also a large selection of non-alcoholic and also vegan chocolates, specialties for every season and a Berlin assortment, packed in lovingly designed boxes with Berlin sights. All made from natural ingredients and the finest raw materials, all 100% Berlin - so the ideal souvenir from your Berlin trip.
Where: Hackesche Höfe, Hof 2 Rosenthaler Straße 40, Mitte
Tipp 9: Pars Chocolates
At Pars, too, you'll find selected praline varieties and chocolates that they package for you - as gift sets like jewellery. Seasonal fillings and compositions await you. A perfect gift for your loved ones at Christmas or just for fun.
Tip 10: Coffee with chocolate
Coffee with chocolate? Definitely! At Bonanza, the coffee is roasted in a very special way, as little as possible. And to fully develop all the flavours, a combination of the best of the old and the best of the new techniques is the secret recipe. In the same way, what makes the coffee special and gives each cup its own special taste is emphasised. Order in the online shop.
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Tip 11: Kaffeeform
Coffee is certainly one of the most popular drinks in the world, but what happens to the coffee grounds? Actually it ends up in the rubbish, not so with coffee grounds. Here the coffee grounds are dried, assembled and formed into cups. Weducer, espresso, cappuccino and latte cups - any shape that the frahling lover* desires. As a gift or for at home, in various set formats. New: the coffee mould gift service: wrapped in tissue paper, the gift is delivered directly to you.
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