Museo de Café
Museo de Café
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Inaugurated in 1998, the Coffee Museum is one of the main touristic attractions of the City of Santos and has as main purpose to preserve and make known the history of coffee in Brazil and in the world. By means of objects, documents and audiovisual media, the Institution shows the public how the evolution of coffee culture and the political, economic and cultural development of the country are closely connected since the second half of the XVIII century and up to our days.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Eaton_Out
Greenville, SC630 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We visited the Coffee Museum in Santos as part of a cruise ship excursion. Santos is a gritty port city with many decaying waterfront buildings. The Coffee Museum had interesting exhibits but all of the placards were in Portuguese. It seems that most cruise tourists are Americans or Canadians and speak English, so the museum needs to fix this problem. Also many displays were faded and worn. The museum was extremely hot on what was a Fall day for Santos, although some sections were air conditioned. There is a coffee shop near the entrance that was very busy selling local brew. There is a fair amount of seating just outside the coffee shop. No soft drinks were in sight. I am unsure if water or food was being sold at the coffee shop.
Written 29 March 2024
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53businesstraveler69
Savannah, GA370 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This museum currently reside in the city center, very close to where the old ports operated from. It was quite interesting how the crops were managed, prices set, and it reminds me off what may look like in modern times as the closed doors meetings held in Alaska annually to set the prices of fish, and crab. A similarly Regulated body operated from here over a hundred years ago. Don't leave without sitting for a couple cups of coffee in their cafe.
Written 17 December 2023
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Marijke M
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
It was interesting to learn so much history about coffee. Worth the time to see the architecture as well as learn about the coffee markets.
Written 21 May 2023
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hpcjam
Los Angeles, CA6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
The coffee museum was interesting and my wife and I were most impressed with the products they had to offer. We came away with with a variety of products.
Written 17 January 2023
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PBPG
Yorkshire, UK6,552 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Fabulous building though not much inside other than some old IT equipment and the trading floor. Many boards for you to read but not much in infrastructure. Still worth an hour of your time
Written 21 December 2022
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Sonia H
Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany245 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
It is really interesting, if you wait until 4.30, you get a guided 20 minute tour.
The history is really interesting, the museum part on the first floor very well made.

We did some time in the coffee house, where they sell coffees (DUH) and other stuff coffee related.
We ordered some sandwiches and coffees. The coffees were really good, the sandwiches really small and pricey. I would recommend to bring your own food.
Written 13 March 2020
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Hello, Sonia! What a pleasure it was reading this avaliation! It is so satisfying seing the history and culture preserved by the Museum reaching so many people and fascinating a lot of our foreign visitors. Thank you so much for stopping by. We hope to see you back here in the future! Best regards, Museu do Café's Team
Written 17 April 2020
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Lynn F
Parkland, FL303 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
If you enjoy coffee or history, this is a stop not to be missed. The tour and history of this museum was enlightening and fun. There are displays, videos and even the original furnishings. We ended this tour with a stop in the cafe. We tried the "bird poop" coffee (any coffee lover knows what I'm referring to) before buying it in whole beans to take home. They don't display it because of the price, but you just have to ask for it. Good thing we tried it before buying the beans to take home. It's more of a story than a delicious/exotic drink. Great stop and a decent cup of coffee.
Written 26 February 2020
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Hi, Lynn! Thank you so much for this posivite avaliation! It means a lot to hear about your experiences visiting the Museum and the coffee shop. To know you enjoyed the tour and got to understand coffee's history a little more is extremely gratifying. Do come back in the future! Best regards, Coffee Museum's Team
Written 2 April 2020
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Gustavo M
Santos, SP6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Fantastic culture place from Brazilian favourite drink- make sure you enjoy an expresso at its fantastic coffee shop
Written 25 February 2020
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Hello, It's so lovely to see you enjoyed the visit on Museum, as well as on the coffee shop. Hope to see you back in the future! Best regards, Coffee Museum's Team
Written 2 April 2020
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Kay
Millsboro, DE24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
For me there were three attractions in Old town Santos - the Turistica Bonde cable car, the Mont Serrat cable car, and the Coffee Museum. As a coffee lover this was by far my favorite!
The history as well as the societal influence of the coffee market are explained. Then there's the educational exhibits on the agriculture and types of beans, and their care and processing.
But the highlight for me is the early 20th century architecture itself - and the interior and the stained glass (by native son and local artist Benedicto Calixto) are magnificent.
Of course finish the visit with a stop in the shop and enjoy a freshly brewed espresso.
Written 12 February 2020
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Hello, We loved hearing the details about your visit on Museum! It's extremely satisfying knowing that the work put into the exhibits, the building preservation and the coffee shop reaches beyond our brazilian visitors. Thank you for stoping by, telling us more about this experience and recgonizing the importance and magnitude of our building. Hope to see you back soon! Best regards, Coffee Museum's Team
Written 13 February 2020
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Niels
Heemstede, The Netherlands920 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Business
First installed in a rented hall in the city center, Bolsa do Café moved in 1922 to the palace, built especially for its activities, which operated until the late 1970s, when it was abandoned.

Created by federal decree, it began its activities in 1917 in a small office on Rua XV de Novembro with Rua do Comércio, in the city center. The place had functional rooms that differed little from the internal environment of Commissioners or Exporters of the time.

With the increase in the volume of negotiations, the construction of its own headquarters became a priority issue. And, from a small office to a palace, the story of the new headquarters of the Official Coffee Exchange architecturally reflects the symbolic construction of the space to be occupied by coffee in Brazil and abroad.

The construction of the Palace, in an eclectic style, is considered the most important work of the period, having been the first building of the style to be listed by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN), in 2009. With copper domes, large sculptures , stained glass, marbles, the work of foreign craftsmen and works of art built the discourse that related the coffee elite to the first pioneers as pioneer builders of a nation captained by São Paulo.

The panels and stained glass by Benedito Calixto, in the portentous trading room, are of fundamental importance in the visual translation of this speech: in the triptych, the painter imagines the scene of the reading of the Vila de Santos charter by Braz Cubas; on the side panels, the representation of Vila de Santos in 1822 compared to the city in 1922; and, finally, the stained glass window that creates - with pennants, agriculture, the port, and coffee - a mythology of the nation.

This complex and dense set of information, combined with several Masonic symbols - such as the six-pointed star on the floor of the trading floor, the organization of the chair and the columns - send a clear message of the strength of the presence of coffee in the wealth of Brazil.
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There are many reviews but what needs to be done urgently with so many tourists visiting the place are the sanitary facilities. Are these also from 1922? The door is not wide enough to let a wheelchair through, and then a 3 step hurdle upwards. Only 2 !!! toilets, one female on the left and one male on the right. Usually the female is right, correct? Just kidding but with so much space, not good!! Tourist department Santos take action!
Written 17 January 2020
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Hello! Firstly, we would like to thank you for taking the time to write this recommendation and share your opinion, as it is very important to us! We are glad to know you could enjoy a lot of the artwork present in the building, as well as the collections and exhibits. In regards to the toilets observation, we will take your thoughts under analysis! We would like to point out, though, that the museum is linked to goverment of São Paulo, via the Secretariat of Culture and Creative Economy. Hope to see you back in the future! Best regards, Museu do Café's Team
Written 20 January 2020
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