Happy International Coffee Day...

...from the "Kaffeemuseum" (coffeemuseum) Vienna

Daniela Kurz
29 September 2017

On 1st October 2017, we celebrate the "International Day of Coffee" – the day in honor of the favourite drink of the Austrians.

The coffee (house) culture of the Austrians traces back to several centuries. In 1685, the first Viennese coffee house was built; more than 300 years later, the coffee house is an institution that cannot be compared with any other in the world.  

Coffee is the only drink that perfectly combines tradition and modernity and the hype around the caffeine-containing drink has continued to this day.

On the occasion of the "International Day of Coffee", celebrating its 16th anniversary on 1st October 2017, coffee lovers have various options to deal with their favourite beverage. For individual travellers, but also for groups or incentive groups, the Kaffee Museum Wien (Vienna Coffee Museum) and the Kaffee Kompetenz Zentrum (Coffee Competence Centre) offer great insights into the world of coffee. Depending on the type of tour, there is even the possibility preparing one’s own coffee.

Vienna Coffee Museum

At the Coffee Museum, one can learn everything about coffee – from the harvest to the roasting and the final coffee. Experience a unique tour through the historical cornerstones of the Viennese coffee house culture and admire coffee machines, mills and exotic accessories from several centuries and various cultural circles. With the coffee museum, the two curators, coffee experts and certified baristi Edmund Mayer and Karl Schilling present 50 years of passion and patience.

Coffee Competence Center

Watch out, coffee lovers! The Coffee Competence Center offers coffee seminars and workshops for real coffee lovers - whether in the group as companies or incentive groups or for single travellers/FITs. The certified baristi and passionate coffee aficionados Edmund Mayer and Karl Schilling share with you their secrets around the topic of coffee. Try yourself on Latte Art and on a historic Espresso machine (Faema E61). You will find out what steps are necessary to make a perfect espresso (the next Monday morning is not too far...

We have prepared the coffee “ABC” for your next visit to a traditional Viennese coffee house:

Kleiner Espresso

A mocha, served in a small cup.

Großer Brauner

A double mocha served with milk/cream.


A mocha/Americano with warm milk and milk froth.


A melange with whipped cream instead of milk froth.


A mocha in a large bowl of hot water, served with a shot of milk/cream.


A mocha served with whipped cream and powder sugar.


Double mocha with whipped cream.

Maria Theresia

A double mocha with a shot of orange liqueur and whipped cream.


A mocha with hot milk and milk froth, sprinkled with cocoa powder.

Viennese Iced Coffee

Delicious Vanilla ice cream poured with cold mocha and served with whipped cream.