The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers


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An extraordinary true story that reads wilder than fiction—with a healthy shot of coffee (history).

The New York Times bestseller.

In this book, bestselling author Dave Eggers tells the true story of Mokhtar Alkhanshali's quest to reawaken the glory of Yemeni coffee—and we think that it's as perfect an encapsulation of the promise and potential of specialty coffee as you're likely to find.

Mokhatar dreams big and encounters incredible, often life-threatening obstacles on his path to put Yemeni coffee back in the spotlight, including militia roadblocks and kidnappings.

Mokhtar's mission has been remarkably successful: Yemeni coffees sold through his Port of Mokha auction have regularly sold for well over a hundred dollars per kilo. It's a gift to have these ancient coffees in our cups again.

Hardcover book
352 pages
Dimensions: 16cm (h) x 3.3cm (d) x 22.4 cm (w)

Published by Knopf Publishing Group (30 January 2018)


ISBN-10: 1101947314
ISBN-13: 978-1101947319