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Address: Del Parque Morazan 1c y 10 vrs al sur, Matagalpa, Nicaragua
Phone Number: +505 2772 0587
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A nice way to kill some time

The coffee museum is interesting but rather small and not worth a specific trip to Matagalpa if you are not already going to be in the area. The area is a major coffee producer... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 September 2016
Aaron M
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Jinotega, Nicaragua
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Managua, Nicaragua
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8 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

There is nothing interesting about this place because you'll just find a lot of information all over the walls. Some translations are wrong and the maps come on! It's a joke honestly you'll lose your time.

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Jinotega, Nicaragua
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The coffee museum is interesting but rather small and not worth a specific trip to Matagalpa if you are not already going to be in the area. The area is a major coffee producer and has a rich history so the artifacts are genuine and from the local areas. It is a nice way to spend a 30 mins if... More 

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Thank Aaron M
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The museum offers a fascinating insight into local history and the development of the coffee industry in this region. Local coffee is available for purchase. The museum is small and exhibits are simple. Labelling is in English and Spanish. Well worth a visit.

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netherlands
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255 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

In the middle of the city of Matagalpa, 5 mnutes walk from the Catedral you find the Coffee museum. Its in the middle of a shopping street. They tell you the whole coffee growing proces.

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Thank berendino
Baltimore, Maryland
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed perusing this small museum, though it was a bit disorganized. The museum is about 50% coffee and 50% miscellaneous local history. It is mainly a series of wall-sized informational posters. It is a little difficult to follow, because the intended flow through the museum is unclear. The posters are written in both Spanish and English, which was really... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

I didn't think I would find this place all that interesting, since I don't drink coffee, but it is definitely worth a visit! Coffee has been grown here for hundreds of years. The stories and exhibits are very interesting. I hadn't realized all the history associated with coffee. I picked up some coffee for gifts to take home!

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Thank LynelleOKC
Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

I loved the museum, as it gave lots of information about the history of the area and coffee production itself. Additionaly, there is a section about music of Matagalpa and precolonial artifacts. I suspect, it might be a little dry, if you haven't been to a coffee plant before, as there is no actual plant in the museum, but insead... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

I really enjoyed this. But I like to read, and I like to read the Spanish to keep up my vocabulary (I have helped give a few coffee tours on a farm near San Ramon, each year since 2005, and I thought I knew it all; this Museum showed me numerous new bits of information). The space is small, but... More 

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Hampton Bays, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

This is a quite small museum but currently undergoing some renovation. It is worthwhile and very interesting with information in English. Many interesting facts and things we didn't know about coffee. Neat old pictures. It was free.

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Thank Karin M
British Columbia, Canada
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32 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

the museum itself was quite interesting but our experience was somewhat ruined by the "tour guides" employed there who just sat and loudly talked on their phones and/or texted noisily. No one asked us if we wanted assistance or information.... which was okay - but the loud talking/texting was incredibly distracting and annoying.

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