This is one of the better-known coffee-farm lodges, and it's been lauded for its responsible tourism and sustainable practices. It is 30km (19 miles) from Matagalpa, close to the town of San Ramón on the edge of a cloud forest in a very beautiful setting. Here, you can see the bean-processing facilities, admire the verdant slopes of coffee plantations, and hike some lovely trails with fantastic birdlife. The manager, Gifford, is an excellent host and has a wealth of knowledge regarding the art of coffee, explaining the importance of shade-grown plants and the intricacies of fair-trade and organic-labeled coffee. He can also recommend where to go in the surrounding area and will even organize a tour of other nearby coffee estates for guests staying at the lodge. See below regarding accommodations at the finca.