Our next stop was the coffee museum and it's housed in a grand building which was a former palace. It was inaugurated in 1922 to celebrate 100 years of Brazilian independence. It was designated the Coffee Trade Place or Palacio da Bolsa do Café. To assert the importance of coffee to Brazil's economy, the museum presents the storied history of coffee production. The trade room was beautiful with a stained glass window. We bought Kent a package of expresso coffee beans and it cost $39 US dollars. It better be at great cup of coffee for that.