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Coffee Museum

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Neighbourhood: City Center
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Address: Rua XV de Novembro, 95, Santos, State of Sao Paulo 11.010-151, Brazil
Phone Number:
+55 13 3213-1750
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Inaugurated in 1998, the Coffee Museum is one of the main touristic...

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.

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Perfect place for a perfect coffee!

Employees highly prepared to serve your refined taste for brazilian coffees! Don't miss it! Pieces of art and history, as well arquitecture !

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Santos, SP
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Santos, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Employees highly prepared to serve your refined taste for brazilian coffees! Don't miss it! Pieces of art and history, as well arquitecture !

Thank Jesselaine
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The coffee museum itself is not so interesting. It is a very nice and well maintained building but the exhibition is limited an little explanation in English. The tasting is very nice. It has a PowerPoint with English and the guide did sleek some English. As a coffee lover, I learned a lot.

Thank Frank J
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Interesting brief insight into history of the world coffee industry until 1929. Good on hot and/or rainy mornings. Makes a good add to trolley line ride one block away. Trolley runs on the hour and has decent WiFi which is a plus.

Thank john w
fort lauderdale, Fl
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Everything is in Portuguese. Very little English translation. It wasn't that interesting to me. The building itself was kind of cool but nothing to go out of your way to stay. The highlight was a cuppa coffee at the cafeteria which was delicious. This is not a must see. My entire group of three found it lackluster

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Catania, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

The museum is good and tells about the history of the coffee like how the trading was done etc. So can be visited if you have extra time and interested in museums.

Thank Nikit_Deshmukh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Was really a lovely place to visit. Even though there was no guide available, it had English information reachable. I really enjoyed the style of the exposure and would definitely recommend to friends and family. Ps: unfortunately I couldn't go in a day to taste different coffees but I still got the chance to drink one at the coffee bar... More 

Thank Aline N
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I found this museum dull. Not a great deal of information or interest and not many English translations. Perhaps worth a visit if in Santos but definitely not worth a journey.

1 Thank Ian B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Coffe museus is fantastic. You can see how was the trade in the previous and begining of this century. Very romantic place. Do not miss to drink a coffee inside the museum.

Thank John V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The museu mia locares um a beautiful late 18th Ventura doentinho Santos. You can hobby tourist bus or by yourself. The street is remodeled to look old style with iron cast light poles. There are beautiful paintings covering the whole wall by a famous painter from 1900s. You can enjoy best Brazilian coffees, different drinks based on coffee as well,... More 

Thank Reinaldo N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is a great place to visit, the building is quite old with fantastic detail. This was where they use to sell the coffee and decide on the price, it is very interesting and you can get a really good cup of coffee in the cafe. It's very cheap to get in as well and they let you take photos.

Thank J C

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