Coffee is favored drink around the world. However, it is especially loved in its place of origin. The coffee plant has played a major role in Ethiopian life for hundreds of years. During the celebration of Ethiopian Millennium, the national Millennium celebration committee, led by late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi emanated the idea to commemorate the Ethiopian Millennium with laying some concrete evidence that to be traced for the upcoming generation.
It is the first natural, coffee specialized museum in the country found in Kaffa Zone, Bonga town, Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Region. Then following the decision by the Council, the then president of Ethiopia, Girma Woldegiorgis, placed a cornerstone on an event that marked the celebration of the Millennium on June 29, 2007 in Bonga.
The museum building that has rested on 2,826sqm is the third specialized museum in the country after the Ethiopian Postal Museum and the Martyrs Museum and it is the biggest in Africa in terms of the area it covers. It is also claimed to be the first to specialize on natural entity. This museum is used as a center for research on coffee Arabica and other plants associated with coffee. It also serves as a guide for the visitors.