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Timings : Saturday to Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Time Required : 1-2 hrs

Entry Fee : No entry fee

Dubai Coffee Museum, Dubai Overview

Dubai’s Coffee Museum is a coffee lover’s paradise tucked away in Al Fahidi heritage hub neighborhood in Bur Dubai. The eccentric museum brings coffee lovers and the coffee culture together under a roof for the love of the cup of brewed Joe (Coffee). The robust home of Coffee Museum showcases the coffee bean journey from around the world, how it was discovered back in time. The visitors are often greeted with a warm cup of Java and popcorns when they enter the museum, as a courtesy to the Arab culture of hospitality.

At the Dubai Coffee Museum, one can absorb some deep-rooted intels on the importance of coffee in different cultures, its preparations like roasting and grinding, the apparatuses used through time and the different kind of these rusted beans found around the world. It is the first ever coffee museum concept in the Middle East brought by a coffee enthusiast, Mr. Khalid Al Mulla, who is also the owner of the renowned coffee company, “Eastern Men and Company”. The small, quaint museum harboring a coffee museum, a unique gift shop and a cozy café is known by the name of Villa 44, situated on the Bastakiya region of Bur Dubai.

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Exploring the Dubai Coffee Museum

The Coffee Museum in Dubai connect the dots between the origin of coffee and the present times where coffee isn’t just celebrated as the most common beverage, but an essence to survival in the daily chaotic lifestyle. The museum is divided into two floors.

First Part
The ground floor explores the history and the origin of the coffee beans discovery, the different kinds of brewing and roasting techniques involved in it from different corners of the world, and some international antiques and artefacts collected from across the world that visitors can study about and take home some items of resemblance as a souvenir.

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Coffee antiques displayed at Dubai Coffee Museum (Source)

Second Part
The second part of the museum resides on the first floor of Villa 44, where the coffee enthusiasts can dive deep into the roots and origins of coffee through a huge selection of books and manuscripts related to its history. The authorities also run some documentaries and films about the demonstrations of roasting and brewing techniques from the start of the era of Ethiopian legends to today’s procedures, serving over a freshly brewed cup of coffee along with some snacks to munch upon.

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The largest coffee museum in Dubai (Source)

History

The embryonic concept of the Dubai Coffee Museum started with a collection of a handful of artifacts to coffee making by Eastern Man and Co. owner Mr. Khalid Al Mulla. Pertaining to the interests cresting by the visitation of coffee lovers to his small abode, Khalid initiated the conversion of the Villa into a Coffee Museum where one could be acknowledged about the origins of coffee from the Ethiopian highlands in the 15th century.

The legends about its discovery and its expansion to Italy, Portugal, Brazil, Netherlands, Russia and the European stretch of the countries who worship coffee as a beverage to stay alert can be strolled through the museum with collections of various coffee grinders and brewers from the First World War  to ancient brewing pots from Egypt, Yemen and Ethiopia.

Tips

  • Though the entry is free, do buy the Flat White Coffee at the Brew Bar of Dubai Coffee Museum for AED 10.
  • Do not miss the coffee preparation’s live demonstration using a syphon in the custom build Brew Bar of the museum which serves amazing aromatic coffee beverages along with some scrumptious snacks.
  • The Museum houses a unique gift shop where various artifacts and souvenirs are for sale that is worth the price to take home.
  • Visit the Make Art Café –Villa 13 located near Dubai Coffee Museum to experience an urban-industrial designed café in the courtyard of a charming heritage villa ambiance.

How To Reach Dubai Coffee Museum

Dubai Coffee Museum is tucked away in the heritage hub of the city Al Fahidi beighbourhood of Dubai. One can travel to the location via bus, taxi, metro as well as town cars of Dubai.

The nearest Metro stations Faheidi and Bastakia are located around 250- 300 meter away with a 4 to 5 minutes walk from the Dubai Coffee Museum.

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