Carmen Estate is an award winning family farm situated at 1,700 - 1,750masl. It was founded by Efrain and Carmen Franceschi, who began cultivating arabica on their various estates in the heart of the Panamenian Barú Volcano region. It is now run by Carlos Aguilera Francheschi and his family. The estate produces around 1,200 bags per year of SHB arabica of the Caturra and Catuai varieties, both washed and natural process. The farm's top lots consistently place highly in the annual 'Best of Panama' competition and took first place in 2008.