Port of Mokha + First Edition Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers, signed by Mokhtar Alkhanshali
A very, very special offering. Now you can experience the gorgeous Port of Mokha from Yemen and dive into its origins in Dave Eggers’s recent book The Monk of Mokhtar. A vigorous read, The Monk of Mokhtar is about the harrowing journey of its producer Mokhtar Alkhanshali, and is signed by Mokhtar himself. Mokhtar, a Yemeni-American, risked his life to bring this rare coffee from his tumultuous homeland to the United States.
Port of Mokha has tasting notes of jasmine, tea rose, hibiscus, stewed plum, sparkly, complex sweet spices, cardamom, creamy.
One 8 oz. bag of whole bean coffee. Available in limited quantity. FREE SHIPPING.
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Port of Mokha
Varietal: Udaini Varietal (Ancient Typica)
Altitude: 2,150 masl
Processing: Sun-Dried Natural
Mokhtar Alkhanshali, whose family is from Yemen, discovered specialty coffee in 2013. He was unable to find a coffeehouse in his home city of San Francisco that carried a coffee from his ancestral homeland, and was determined to figure out why. He discovered that Yemeni coffee farmers had little incentive to increase production. There was, for starters, the instability of the commodities market, as well as a lack of understanding of the export process, and finally the reality that it was more profitable and stable to grow khat instead. Mokhtar’s life trajectory was changed at this point, and he has since literally risked his life in the pursuit of saving a dying agricultural industry in a country that is undergoing civil war and unrest. This is an important coffee and an important story.
We at Mudhouse Coffee Roasters could not be more proud to share this coffee with you, in part because of its incredible quality, but also because of its important story. If you would like to learn more we encourage you to read Mokhtar’s story in the new book by Dave Eggers The Monk of Mokha.