300 years of coffee culture in Saxony

permanent exhibition

in short

In Leipzig one can visit the oldest German coffee-house. The extraordinary facade gave it it's name “The Arabian Coffee Tree”. Since 1711 the celebrated drink has been served here.
Ausstellungsteil Richters Caféhaus
© Foto: Punctum/Peter Franke

Visitor entrance

Zum Arabischen Coffe Baum
Kleine Fleischergasse 4
04109 Leipzig

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Museum Zum Arabischen Coffe Baum

in detail

More than 500 exhibits show highlights of the rich Saxonian coffe culture. The infamous drink inspired J.S. Bach to compose his Coffee Cantata. Not even Goethe could resist the impulse to enjoy a tasty cup of coffee.
In the historical rooms of the museum regional and global aspects complement each other. The social role of coffee is revealed as its political one.The valuable product of colonial times still was a rare commodity in the GDR. Nowadays coffee gets a new status as a fair traded product that varies in many ways, depending on different favours of different people.
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history, european cultural history, trade, culture, coffee grinders, coffee culture, fair trade, coffee, GDR

Opening Times

11:00 - 19:00
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11:00 - 19:00
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11:00 - 19:00
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