A mild climate of 17-22ºC during the day and annual rainfall of 1500-1800 during the wet season create ideal conditions for quality coffees. Rich, loamy volcanic soils and stress-free maturation of the cherries on Finca San Carlos allows for the development of complex acids which result in bright coffees with good sweetness and a rich mouthfeel. Coffees are picked and processed then dried on raised beds. Finca San Carlos is managed by Carlos Mendez and his brother who operate family owned farm. In 2010 the farm was placed amongst the top 20 in the cup of Excellence competition.