Art & Museums,  Coffee & Cafes,  Germany,  Leipzig

The Coffe Baum: A Free Coffee Museum & The Oldest Coffee House In Germany

If you’re a coffee lover like me, you’ll love the Coffee Museum at the Zum Arabischen Coffe Baum.

It is said to be Germany’s oldest coffee house as they have been serving coffee since 1711. This also makes it one of the oldest coffee houses in Europe, and perhaps the world.

Where is the Coffee Museum located?

The Coffee Museum is located inside the Coffe Baum, in Leipzig Zentrum. Just go inside and up the stairs (unfortunately no access for wheelchairs).

How much is it?

It’s completely free!

When is it open?

It’s open daily from 11am-7pm.

Outside the museum Coffe Baum and the cafe, May 2018.

What can you see in the Coffee Museum?

Located over several floors, you can learn all about the history of coffee and the origins of the coffee house, famous German coffee, paraphernalia and coffee products.

For example, did you know that the paper coffee filter was invented in Germany in 1908 by Melitta Bentz?

And that for hundreds of years coffee houses were deemed as dangerous or masculine places where men would meet and discuss politics and the economy, from which women were banned?

You’ll learn all this and more.

And how about trying the coffee? Is it good?

There is a cafe at the Coffe Baum, where they serve a selection of drinks and food, and seating is available inside and out.

However, ironically, I do not recommend staying here for a coffee, as it is quite expensive and the service is slow!

There are much better places to go for coffee in Leipzig, for example the Uptown Coffee Bar and Seven Shots Coffee.

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