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READ & DOWNLOAD º The Monk of Mokha ó [Download] ➽ The Monk of Mokha ➽ Dave Eggers – The Monk of Mokha is the exhilarating true story of a young Yemeni American man raised in San Francisco who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana’ The Monk of MokHigh in the country’s rugged mountains and meet beleagured but determined farmers But when war engulfs the country and Saudi bombs rain down Mokhtar has to find a way out of Yemen without sacrificing his dreams or abandoning his people. Eggers was the reason why I picked up this book—someone at work handed me an ARC and I was like sure why not I didn’t even realize it was non fiction until after the first chapterBut holy cow it was spectacular It’s about a Yemeni American who wants to bring high uality Yemen coffee back to the US and the rest of the world I had no idea about the history of coffee and wouldn’t have thought I would find it so interesting but Eggers writes the history portions with his famous storytelling touch Not to mention that Mokha’s story is absolutely crazy My only complaint is a small one—I thought the ending didn’t have enough detail Then again the story is still going on If you have even the slightest interest in coffee or Yemen it’s a good book for you If nothing else it will give you some good tidbits to wow people at the next party you attend

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The Monk of Mokha is the exhilarating true story of a young Yemeni American man raised in San Francisco who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana’a by civil war Mokhtar Alkhanshali i. Wow By the end of “The Monk of Mokha” without a sip of coffee or tea for me in me I felt the stimulant of Dave Eggers non fiction book raising my energy This is one heck of an amazing rags to riches storyFrom DOORMANto CEO COFFEEMANour uplifting boost of energy comes from a guy name Mokhtar AlkhanshaliYemeni American Mokhtar grew up dirt poorin San Francisco’s most impoverished districts The Tenderloin District our older daughter once played the leading role in an indi film at age 12 in this district an area any mother would worry for her child “Mokhtar got used to the drug dealing which we stand out in the open air all day and all night He got used to the smells – – human feces urine weed To the howling of men and women and babies He got used to stepping over needles and vomit Older men and younger men having sex in the alley A women in her sisters shooting up A homeless family panhandling An elderly junkie standing in the middle of traffic”Mokhtar also knew just north of the Tenderloin neighborhood was Nob Hill One of the most expensive neighborhoods in United States home to the Fairmont and Mark Hopkins Hotels A few blocks away was Union Suare with its pricy shopping and cable cars Mokhtar was a creative semi trouble maker rascal as a kid He found solutions to some of his deprivations AND WETHE READERARE ROOTING FOR HIM ALL THE WAY He has an incredible ‘coming of age’ story to tell He has another story to tell when at age 24 he moves to Yemenwhere he learns the language culture and works in coffee farming He also got trapped in the violent civil warBut Mokhtar was drawn to the Yemeni Coffee their culture and industry And we follow Mokhtar’s master plan to bring Port of Mokhtar back to San Francisco Reading this book was a little like a roller coaster ride There were moments when your heart dropped to your feetwhen he had THE WORSE LUCKand had to climb back up and start with nothing and there were moments of celebrationwhere you wanted to stand up and cheer “Congrats To Mokhtar”Dave Eggers spent 3 years listening to Mokhtar talk and doing research before he wrote this book He did a great jobgot me interested and I don’t even drink coffee Two thingsthen you can stop reading my chatter if you haven’t already 1 It’s my belief that what contributed to Mokhtar separating himself from the other junkies where he lived is HE ALWAYS LOVED TO READ AS A KID He stole books sometimes but better books than cigarettes or alcohol Mokhtar was always smart and determined to live like the people on Nob Hill SMART DETERMINATION go along way 2 In June of 2016 Port of Mokhtarwas made available for the first time atBlue Bottle coffee shops around the United States It was the most expensive coffeeBlue Bottle had ever sold Complete with a cardamom cookie made from Mokhtar’s mother’s recipe it cost 16 a cup Mokhtar May have become richbut the rest of us poor if we drink his coffee too oftenbut Paul will love it SoI plan to take Paul to Blue Bottle in Oakland for his birthday He is normally a Peet’s or Philz’s coffee drinker


The Monk of MokhaS twenty four and working as a doorman when he discovers the The Monk eBook #181 astonishing history of coffee and Yemen’s central place in it He leaves San Francisco and travels deep into his ancestral homeland to tour terraced farms. This book made me appreciate coffee This is the kind of book that keeps you on the edge of the seat while rooting for the main guy to get over the obstacles and attain the goals they need to get Mokhtar Alkhanshali was born and raised in California His parents are from Yemen He discovers while working as a door attendant in a large residential building that Yemen was a major exporter of coffee beans for centuries and had a monopoly over coffee trade through the port of Mokha He wants to revive the high uality of the Yemeni beans and goes back to Yemen to explore the situation but then 2011 and the Arab Spring changes everything in the region He goes back and forth between Yemen and some coffee businessmen in California he learns how to grade coffee he teaches Yemeni workers and farmers how to improve the farming harvesting of the beans and improve their life This book delivers on many levels it shows the real region it describes what people go through every day in a region plagued with war A must read for any person who enjoys coffee politics history and human stories