Colombian coffee is known around the world and the country is the world’s third largest producer. There are several main coffee production areas and one of these is to the west of Pereira. The mineral-rich volcanic soil and higher altitude of this area are the perfect combination for the cultivation of coffee beans. Tours usually include visits to the coffee plantations. There are several delightful places to stay in this region including the charming Hacienda Bambusa, nestled in a scenic landscape with wonderful mountain views.