Finca San Carlos is managed by Carlos Mendez and his brother who operate this small, family-run farm. In 2010, the farm was placed amongst the top 20 in the cup of Excellence competition. A mild climate of 17-22ºC day and annual rainfall of 1500-1800 during the wet season in Apaneca-Ilamatepec, El Salvador, creates the perfect conditions for high quality coffees. Rich, loamy volcanic soil coupled with the stress-free maturation of the cherries on Finca San Carlos allows for the development of complex sugars and acids which result in bright coffees with natural sweetness and a rich mouthfeel. Coffees here are picked and processed then dried on raised beds. A traditional but effective method for bringing out the best flavours in the coffees!