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Francis Muigai Muru

Francis Muigai Muru

Tasting Notes: Black Currant / Caramel / Breakfast Tea

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Tasting Notes

Black Currant / Caramel / Breakfast Tea

Narrative

From Sucafina:

Francis Muigai Muru has been farming coffee since 2011 when he inherited a portion of his farm. Francis takes immense pride in cultivating and processing his high-quality coffees at Fram Farm. Over time, he has purchased additional land, increasing his farm by about 40%. The farm’s name is a shortening of his name and comes from the first 3 letters of his first name “Francis” and the first letter of his last “Muru”, creating the name “Fram”.

Francis uses regenerative agriculture to ensure the farm’s long term sustainability. Shade trees grow among coffee trees, providing shade and reinvigorating the soil through nitrogen fixing and other ecosystem services. He regularly prunes his coffee trees and replants aging trees. He uses minimum tilling to protect the soil.

Francis cultivates primarily SL28, Batian and Ruiru 11 on Fram Farm. ‘SL’ varieties are cultivars originally released by Scott Agricultural Laboratories (SAL) in the 1930s and 1940s. They soon became the go-to trees for many growers in Kenya due to their deep root structure, which allows them to maximize scarce water resources and flourish even without irrigation. They are cultivated with a serious eye to sustainability and Good Agricultural Practices, with minimal environmental impact where possible.

Batian is a relatively new variety introduced by the Kenya Coffee Research Institute (CRI) in 2010. Batian is named after the highest peak on Mt. Kenya and is resistant to both Coffee Berry Disease and Coffee Leaf Rust. The variety has the added benefit of early maturity – cropping after only two years. Similar to Batian, Ruiru 11 is a new variety known for its disease resistance and high yields. It also starts yielding fruit after just 2 years.

Technical Details

𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗲𝗿𝘀: Francis Muigai Muru
𝗩𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘁𝘆: Batian, Ruiru 11, SL28
𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴: Described by the producer as “washed” process. Fermented in fermentation tanks for 12 hours, then dried on raised beds.
𝗚𝗲𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗵𝘆: Gatundu Town, Kiambu Region, Kenya

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This Coffee Plants Trees

When you buy this product, mangrove trees are planted on your behalf in either Madagascar, Mozambique, or Kenya. This gives crucial income to local villagers so they can provide for their families.

Mangrove forests are essential coastal ecosystems. They store four times as much carbon as even tropical rainforest, making them an important tool to mitigate climate change.

The trees are planted by Eden Reforestation Projects.

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