Nice museum outlining the history of the area, especially the role of café in the local economy and the interesting history of foreigners in this part of Nicaragua.
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Large panels are in both Spanish and English explaining the history of coffee farming, the labor struggles, and the push to have local farmers benefit more from the exportation of coffee. Small number of interesting historical objects. It's not well lit, so recommend going on...More
Not exciting but worth a stop to look at a few artifacts and read about the coffee history. Discovered that processing coffee is a rather complicated process that includes fermenting, washing, drying and flavors are affected by humidity and environment.
A small but very informative museum. It had great displays of old grinding stones and machinery, also photos and displays of the history of the area. A must to visit.
we had some time to kill so found the museum only to be advised it was closed on Sundays. why have a staff member there just to advise they are closed? why not just close the door, same result.
Worth spending 10 minutes in if it's open when you're nearby, but nothing more. It's free but it's just text about coffee and some local musician. If it's closed just spend 10 minutes browsing Wikipedia for information about coffee.
If the lighting was brighter with fewer burnt out bulbs the printed history would have been far easier to read. Several empty display cases and the ones housing artifacts were either unlit and also housing deceased insects. If you're in the area I'd suggest stopping...More
Very informative but - Nothing special I think- just has a lot of things to read if you are interested. Wouldn't waste time on coming here
The coffee museum is a small museum where you can READ about the coffee history and it's implications for the population of Nicaragua. There is also a section on the history of Nicaragua (immigrants, musicians) and a very small exhibit of artefacts (grindstone, guitar, violin)....More
This is a small low-tech museum but it puts the coffee industry in Nicaragua in context, especially explaining how the commodity price drop in the 2000s affected the local population and the birth of the cooperatives and more worker protections and services. Well worth an...More