Review

Hope and courage in a true story about coffee

The Monk Of Mokha (top) by Dave Eggers (below) is the story of Mokhtar Alkhanshali (above) and his quest to help coffee farmers.
The Monk Of Mokha by Dave Eggers is the story of Mokhtar Alkhansali (above) and his quest to help coffer farmers.
The Monk Of Mokha (top) by Dave Eggers (below) is the story of Mokhtar Alkhanshali (above) and his quest to help coffee farmers.
The Monk Of Mokha by Dave Eggers (above) is the story of Mokhtar Alkhansali and his quest to help coffer farmers.

Would you pay $16 for a cup of coffee? You might, after reading Dave Eggers' extraordinary story of a young American's mission to bring Yemeni coffee to the rest of the world.

The Monk Of Mokha is the true story of Mokhtar Alkhanshali, who was born to Yemeni immigrants and grew up in Brooklyn in New York, Yemen and Tenderloin, one of San Francisco's roughest neighbourhoods.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 27, 2018, with the headline 'Hope and courage in a true story about coffee'. Print Edition | Subscribe