Back to the beginning
When you open a Specialty Coffee roastery under the name Tres Cabezas in Friedrichshain in 2002, you need a lot of idealism, conviction and passion. Because at that time Specialty Coffee was perhaps a topic in the USA, Australia or in UK; in Berlin and Germany it was certainly not.
But we tried it anyway with the following idea in mind: coffee, as it was drunk at that time in restaurants, bars, cafes or even at home, simply did not convince us. Qualitatively not, but also not in terms of trade, production and processing. We wanted to change that.
What we wanted to change
First and foremost, it was about finding our way back to this fascinating starting product - the coffee cherry - which ripens under very special conditions on a bush into a fruit with which so many great things are possible. back to the roots - we first had to learn. Accumulate knowledge about cultivation, harvesting, processing, about varieties and soil conditions, and about the possibilities to buy special coffees and bring them to us in Berlin.
We have accepted all the challenges: We have traveled, talked to people, crawled around in the dirt, planted on our own coffee farm, harvested and tried to sell. In the process, we got a little better each time, understood a little more about what separates good coffee from the bad one. We made friends: Farmers who share our idea of good coffee. We are supplied from all over the world - Costa Rica, Colombia, Panama, Brazil, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Kenya, Burundi, Indonesia and China. Because coffee is also a seasonal product and for the best quality it is necessary to stick to the harvest cycles.
We have grown
We have shared our knowledge and have had growth: From great colleagues in Australia, the US and other countries. We've taken influences and expertise and incorporated them into the selection of green coffees, but most importantly, into the roasts and the development of outstanding filter coffees and espresso roasts that you can taste with us today. And we have changed the name. We are now 19grams, thanks to our colleagues from Australia, where 19 grams is the amount of coffee needed for a double espresso.
You can buy from us without a doubt. We know our shit, as our Australian colleagues say. We have coffee partners around the world who supply us with the product we - and you - love so much.
Around us, the enthusiasm for Specialty Coffee is growing, as is the search volume on Google and, most importantly, the awareness that coffee can be so much more than a bag from the supermarket for little money. We pay attention to the producers, we travel to the farmers, we talk, understand and discuss, we strive for real sustainability in production and we make incredibly good coffee. We are not ideological. We welcome questions, suggestions and criticism! Because it is important to us to continue to get a little better every day.