- Walter Ocaña
Coffee museums in the world that you most visit
Updated: Dec 16, 2020
Pay attention! If you are going to travel, you can go to these museums and learn more about the coffee culture.
Coffee is part of the culture of many towns. Coffee lovers of all times have left behind documents, machines, tools, monuments, songs, books, jewelry, etc. coffee museums began to appear as a result of this. In this post, we are going to tell you about some of them so you will have them on your schedule when you travel around the world.
One of the most recent coffee museums opened its doors in Dubai, in the eponymous emirate, in the Middle East. It has more than 400 instruments, from different types of coffee makers, toasting pans, cups, trays to mortars with mallets, in which the grinding is traditionally prepared. In addition, this place has a reading space with a large collection of titles on the local coffee culture. And of course, it has a cafeteria available for you to sit down to talk or read one of the museum's books and accompany it with a good cup of Arabic coffee, declared an intangible heritage of Humanity by Unesco.
Another museum is the Bramah, in London, England. This is considered the oldest coffee and tea themed museum. You can see machines, utensils and documents about this drink that has been part of the United Kingdom since the mid-17th century. You can also see advertising material of the time. A gold mine for every researcher.
In Latin America, there is a coffee museum in the city of Matagalpa, Nicaragua. It has collections of machines, tools and tableware of the time, also an environment with photographs that describe the history of Matagalpine coffee, whose origin dates back to the mid-19th century, when a German married couple started the farming. Matagalpa is surrounded by coffee farms, and if you want to know them, the museum will provide you with information so that you can get to these places safely.
In Peru we also have coffee museums, still in process, but it is a beginning. One works in Cusco and another Ayacucho (this one started working a few months ago). In both you can find machinery of the time, statues of coffee growers harvesting cherry trees, photographs and souvenirs about coffee.