The Monk of Mokha

  • Type: Audiobooks
  • By: Dave Eggers
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Biography & Memoir
  • Recommended by: Deb M.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780735205772
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Stay caffeinated for this stirring true-life adventure story

Mokhtar Alkhanshali, a young American whose parents emigrated from Yemen, is ambitious but unfocused. Then he learns that coffee originated 500 years earlier in his parents’ homeland, and goes on an entrepreneurial quest to import coffee from Yemen, working directly with farmers and helping to restore the country’s dormant coffee industry. The story is told in vivid detail, as Mokhtar overcomes many obstacles in his quest. Just as he is on the brink of success, civil war breaks out in Yemen and he is nearly trapped in the war-torn country. But he perseveres and eventually brings Yemeni coffee to the U.S., where it is a delicacy sold at very high prices. Dion Graham narrates the book as a rousing adventure story and the reader is captivated from the start.