The exhibit shows the history of the “Coffee Tokens”, a type of private coin that circulated in Costa Rica from 1840 on, to pay coffee gatherers. These tokens teach us about different labor, political, and economic aspects, as evidence of a time period when coffee was considered our “golden bean”.
Coffee Tokens in Costa Rica
The traveling exhibitions allow the museum to leave its walls, using easy-to-assemble materials based on the thematic contents of our past temporary exhibits. They are a condensed version, with high quality images and texts, addressed at a diverse audience.