In 2000 the city hall of Matagalpa set up the Coffee Museum in the center of the city. The museum has a varied exhibition, not only including information about coffee but also about other aspects of the department. The main focus, however, is still coffee, and visitors can learn more about the history of coffee in Matagalpa, as well as the way coffee is grown, harvested, and processed. There are also some tools and old machinery on display. Pictures of the first coffee growers that came to Matagalpa from other countries are also exhibited.
Furthermore, the coffee museum has a collection of pre-Columbian artifacts that were found in the region and there is also a photo gallery with pictures of the mayors of Matagalpa since 1948. There are old photos of the city itself as well.
Entrance is free of charge.
The establishment is located one block South of Parque Morazan, on Calle del Comercio.
Jonathan wrote on Feb 28, 2016:
Musuem is in poor shape. It consists of a large room with posters and pictures and a couple of machines. Poorly managed and dirty. Not recommended.