It was in mid-May that I discovered the Sugarland, Texas based coffee roaster, Luminary. The inspiring story of this roaster first starts from the founder, Mr. Michael Cox as well as the history of the country where this coffee is sourced.
Prior to opening Luminary Coffee, Michael, along with two others, founded Rayyan Mill. “Why is this significant?” You may ask. With the current political turmoil and conditions in Yemen, "nobody is technically allowed to visit the country." With that said, because of Rayyan Mill's existence along with a VERY limited number of other quality producers, people are able to have access to enjoy the rarity of Yemeni sourced and produced coffee.
Yemeni coffee, especially the one we are talking about today, possesses such unique qualities and flavor properties. Being one of the oldest coffee producing countries with a legacy that people are relentlessly pursuing to preserve, we are very fortunate to have these sourced coffees in our hands.
Today, Yemen Al Ghayoul takes the guest spotlight! When communicating with Michael Cox, I’ve come to learn about the rich history of this specific country sourced coffee as described above. When following the instructions Cox had given me about letting the coffee rest for 2 weeks to reach its sweet spot, I was absolutely impressed! In fact, as I am typing the words on this page, I am enjoying a cup of Al Ghayoul.
Among the flavor notes, it reveals different ends of the coffee spectrum, nothing short of excellent. I was able to taste notes of pecans, smoked walnuts, with a finish that is best described as biting into a juicy, ripe peach that is about to burst at its seams. While exuding notes of nutty flavors, there is also a delicate and deep floral quality about the coffee that simply gets you wanting to brew more after the first cup.
Simply put, I HIGHLY recommend trying a bag of Luminary Coffee’s Yemen Al Ghayoul. It is sure to please your palate while you learn more about the inspiring history of specialty coffee in Yemen.
I hope everyone has a superb week filled with coffee and love!
Cheers With ☕️+❤️,