Prague’s Coffee Museum

Things to Do — By Jacy Meyer on February 15, 2011 at 4:41 am

For coffee-lovers, there is just no substitute for a dark, hot cup every morning – and them perhaps a couple more throughout the day. Espresso, cappuccino, café latte…the variations on the basic black have become endless in the past decades, with the growth of designer drinks and the popularity of cafes.

While not really a coffee growing country, Prague does have a private museum dedicated to the beverage. Located in the Prague 7 neighborhood of Holesovice, we recommend it for all coffee fanatics, or anyone who is looking for an offbeat place to visit.

The Coffee Museum is jam-packed full of coffee paraphernalia. Coffee mills to coffee jars to old coffee adverts fill glass shelves. The collection of coffee containers is particularly extensive, ranging in date from the end of the 19th century to the 20th century. The history of coffee as a drink is covered,  including the rise of the now common coffee culture. The museum is an entertaining place to spend an hour, and the best part is the excellent café there as well. All that gazing at coffee stuff is sure to make you crave a cup.

Photos courtesy of the Coffee Museum

Tags: cafe, coffee, museum

    2 Comments

  • C Yates says:

    I came upon this via twitter: @stephengillett Prague’s Coffee Museum: http://bit.ly/hy9q4n #coffee
    and being a coffee lover had to stop by. Should I ever be in Prague I would want to stop in. Cool post.

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