Dersut, The Coffee Museum
Conegliano is a city in Veneto known for its production of prosecco sparkling wine and grappa, which also shares a very historic reality linked with the elaboration of coffee. This productive reality is honored by the name of “Dersut”, a museum dedicated to the popularity of the beverage and to the equipment used for its production and consumption. The museum was officially inaugurated in October of 2010 on the wishes of Count Giorgio Caballini of Sassoferrato, CEO of the coffee company Dersut Caffè S.p.a. ( local history coffee roaster since 1949) and president of the group Triveneto Torrefattori Caffè, with the help of his daughter Laura. Just a few steps away from the city center, the previous outbuilding was completely renovated and turned into the museum, located close to the company headquarters. It occupies a space of about 600 meters squared in a total of two floors.
The museum has obtained the patronage of the city of Conegliano, and in 2013 it was inducted into the official Network of Treviso Museums, a link between 58 major museums of the province, with the aim of enhancing the cultural heritage of the area. It is opened to the pubic every first Saturday of the month with a free guided tour from 14:00-18:00. In the month of June, July and August it is only opened for group reservations. At the adjacent café Bottega del Caffè, you can have an espresso and taste any new company items, as well as buy the attractively packaged coffee to remember your visit.