This replica of a colonial coffee plantation features a processing house and “boucan” for drying coffee. Visitors will learn about manufacturing techniques and observe production rooms. Cafés Chaulet has been a planter and exporter here since 1900. The company combines respect for traditional methods with high-performance production techniques to produce "Côte-sous-le-Vent," ranked as one of the world’s finest coffees. Tours present the history of coffee across the ages on five different continents, and the story of Guadeloupe coffee from 1721 to the present. From picking to roasting, the entire process of transforming a coffee bean into a beverage of many virtues is explained in detail. A 19th-century “bonifierie” (coffee processing house) has been entirely restored. Under the “boucan” (drying area), visitors can see the coffee bean de-pulping and shelling process. A collection of historic objects—coffee mills, coffee pots, roasters, and many devices associated with the coffee industry—may be seen throughout the museum, remnants of the daily lives of those who lived on coffee plantations. Outdoors, one can see coffee bushes in the shade of banana trees in a tropical garden. Tel.: 0590 98 54 96.