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T long and some of the less important details about the coffee industry could have been cut But overall Moktar s story kept me riveted and turning the pages Should you read this book and ind any of his story too incredible to be true know it has been verified by many people he came into contact with You might also Freaky Facts about Spiders find it incredible that six ounces of Yemeni coffee sold by Moktar s company Port of Mokha costs 65 And even incredible a cup of his Yemeni coffee at The Blue Bottle up north in California costs 16 though it does come with a special cookie Read this inspiring book andind out why this amount is completely justified And have lots of O Doido e a Morte fair trade coffee on hand because if you re like me reading about all that coffee will make you crave it like mad Make coffee not warA slogan on one of Moktar s t shirts It s hard to articulate my thoughts on this book better than Michael Lindgren already has in the Washington Post but what the hell I ll give it a shot I liked the book I don t regret reading it but I won t recommend it to others because after having read Eggersiction and memoir I m rankly disappointedMonk of Mokha is the remarkably true story of Mokhtar Alkhanshali a Yemeni American Millennial who overcame some pretty harrowing odds to become a successful importer of specialty coffee rom war ridden Yemen This story traces Mokhtar s journey rom being an aimless 23 year old doorman in San Francisco into the bourgeois world of specialty coffee into Yemen that was just starting to break out in civil war in 2013 and ultimately back to San Francisco or a victory lap as a resident in the luxury building where he was once the doorman Mokhtar s story is truly gasp worthy ull of danger narrow misses remarkable charisma ortunes and misfortunes It s a good ole swashbuckling picaresue bootstraps and all However Eggers is suited to Awoken (Viridian Saga, fiction and memoirs The accounting of the story is a bit dry Eggers lays out theacts his prose is clear and vivid And yes there is artistry to his exposition when he diverts us to little histories of coffee and Yemen culture and yes there s craft to how he undoubtedly chiseled secondary diversions away to leave behind a taught narrative However the thing that made heartbreaking and you shall electric with energy and infused with magic was I think his license to invent The literary license in these previous works allowed him to toe into the realm of Maruez Rushdie and the best travel writers who reveal the truth through telling lies This is what art after all is supposed to do right I believe the right way to tell character non Taking Flight fiction stories is to let the life and history with all its peculiarity lead and ultimately determine the themes and narrative Eggers immigrant trilogy in contrast is very much aramework I Am a Teamster first thenill in appropriate content later enterprise It s a noble thought but this approach stifles the possibilities of the stories unfolding in interesting and unexpected ways In this book it s obvious Eggers is on a mission to to valorize ideals of democracy liberalism diversity tolerance empathy all ideals I agree with by the way the cost of this is that the book comes off as less imaginative pedantic and ultimately Heartlands flatThere remains certain moments of utmost satisfaction guilty pleasure passages In one Mokhtar recently back to capital Sana arom exploratory coffee visits out in the Yemen countryside he appears out of place as a gruffed up provincial yokel in an internet cafe A posse of wealthy Yemeni girls take pleasure in mocking him in English and are shocked when he retorts in perfect American English In another a group of rough Yemeni gun toting types are target practicing with their AK s Alan Ford (Superstrip Alan Ford Trobroj failing repeated to hit a bottle in the distance They see Mokhtar as a soft city slickerrom America and are shocked when he hits the bottle on the Literature Circle Role Sheets first shot then cooly walks off into the sunset I only allow myself to enjoy these moments because they actually happened Scenes this satisfying in a novel would just be obvious and overwroughtLastly Mokhtar s story while truly amazing actually gets to be a bit tiresome toward the ends The stakes alwayselt high but there emerged a repeating pattern of hero walks up to the cusp of catastrophe catastrophe never uite materializes instead dissipating serendipitously hero casually continues his journey toward pre destined glory His story is truly a remarkable and Maines Visible Black History fortunate and TRUE one but it justeels like lazy screenwriting. The country’s rugged mountains and meet beleagured but determined Jane Does Return farmers But when war engulfs the country and Saudi bombs rain down Mokhtar has toind a way out of Yemen without sacrificing his dreams or abandoning his people.
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Ect of this biographical novel Moktar Alkhanshali stuck to what was considered possible he wouldn t have achieved all that he has and at such a young age Though maybe his youth and optimism with a touch of na vet thrown in Die Geschichte der Indianer Nordamerikas for good measure had something to do with it Moktar a Muslim Yemeni American who grew up in a tough neighborhood in San Francisco called The Tenderloin was a restless young man who knew how to survive in any situation but had a habit of cutting corners and cutting school and abandoning secure jobs and even losing money and opportunities tourther his education But he was also intelligent and resourceful and he was driven to be an activist spurred on by his great pride in his Yemeni heritage His parents had sent him to live with his grandfather in Ibb Mrs. Piggle Wiggles Farm for a year when he was in eighth grade hoping it would straighten him out It was there he learned the Arabic language and learned of Yemen s struggle toward a democracy So years later something clicked when his closeriend Miriam dismayed by all his screw ups and bad luck and all his talent going to waste with his inability to see something through to the end pointed to a Beyond the Mist famous statue acrossrom the hotel where he was a doorman She hoped it would inspire him enough to have a goal and make something of himself The statue was of an Arabic man drinking coffee positioned in a spot where the old Hills Bros coffee Phemes Regret factory used to be Curious about the statue Moktar did some research into the origin of coffee tracing it back to Yemen and learning how it had evolved Long ago Yemen had been the only place where coffee had grown and it had been a crime punishable by deathor anyone to sneak out even a seedling Though gradually people Pocket Guide to Scottish Words from other countries did just that and the French and the Dutch rose in prominence in the industry while Yemen lost ground A light bulb went off over Moktar s head then He decided he wanted to restore the good name of Yemen by reviving the coffee industry there in the wake of the terrorism and drones they were knownor exclusively now But this was easier said than done First off Moktar knew nothing about coffee or the industry and he had no money to invest in learning about it or to even buy a ticket to Yemen And should he Chimerica find the money he needed the coffee produced in Yemen was now of inferior or varied uality because untrainedarmers had lost the knowledge to grow it And no one Biscuits Bullets A Gettysburg Story from other countries wanted to risk their necks to do business there because of the war and having to deal with local tribes and marketeers who were intimidating Plus at a narcotic was profitable to grow thereor local use so armers would have to be convinced to gamble on planting coffee instead But obstacle courses were nothing new to Moktar And he had made up his mind He would resurrect Yemeni coffee by marketing it as a specialty coffee and reviving the ancient varieties There was still the little matter of inding a way to get the coffee out of war torn Yemen should it even be good enough to compete in uality But he would worry about that later when he got to that point Oh boy This was an adventure all right that any sane person shouldn t have embarked on And if you read this book you ll learn exactly why that is when strapped to Moktar s back every step of the way as he goes The Probability Pad from a boyhood of aimlessness to being an idealistic and driven young man pursuing his dream while empowering Yemeniarmers You ll also learn a lot about the coffee industry everything Calendula from how coffee is grown to how it s gradedor uality to how it s stored roasted and sold And you ll learn about the exploitation of many of its Markham Hall Series Bundle (Markham Hall, farmers worldwide and hopefully you ll be inspired enough to lookor only Megaman Battle Network 3 White and Blue Official Strategy Guide free trade coffee in theuture In another author s hands all those details might have been boring or bogged down the story at the book s heart the inspiring coming of age story of Moktar Because this book wasn t just about the end result of him starting his own company It was also about how it all began But Dave Eggers did a great job presenting everything in an organized and conversational tone that had the book reading like an autobiography in which I imagined Moktar sitting down to tell me his own story The parts about his boyhood were extremely interesting and well written and they had me rooting or him to succeed rom the start And the parts where he s older and back in Yemen working with the Soy Sisters farmers was very inspiring I dideel that the book went on a bi. 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Wow By the end of The Monk of Mokha without a sip of coffee or tea Sybil for me in me Ielt the stimulant of Dave Eggers non A Womans Guide to Fasting fiction book raising my energy This is one heck of an amazing rags to riches storyFrom DOORMANto CEO COFFEEMANour uplifting boost of energy comesrom 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 Hermann Zapf and His Design Philosophy film at age 12 in this district an area any mother would worryor 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 I Know Who You Are 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 homelessamily 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 Spring Girl few blocks away was Union Suare with its pricy shopping and cable cars Mokhtar was a creative semi trouble maker rascal as a kid Heound 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 Menerjang Batas farming He also got trapped in the violent civil warBut Mokhtar was drawn to the Yemeni Coffee their culture and industry And weollow 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 Chosen Vessels 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 himselfrom 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 No Apology Necessary for theirst 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 The Secret World of Fluffy Ratbag 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 Oaklandor his birthday He is normally a Peet s or Philz s coffee drinker The rags to riches story of a coffee importer it s interesting than that sounds Details are suspiciously sparse toward the end but I like a happy ending Wafflin This book made me appreciate coffee This is the kind of book that keeps you on the edge of the seat while rooting Awakening (The Guardians Heart Series Book 1) 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 arerom Yemen He discovers while working as a door attendant in a large residential building that Yemen was a major exporter of coffee beans Whoops! 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 andorth between Yemen and some coffee businessmen in California he learns how to grade coffee he teaches Yemeni workers and Los Caballeros de la Ciencia: El secreto mejor guardado de la Iglesia. farmers how to improve thearming 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 plag Truth is stranger than The Sheep Book fiction but it is becauseiction is obliged to stick to possibilities Truth isn tMark TwainThis is one of those nonfiction books that seems so unbelievable that if it were Laduma fiction you d think the author should have triedor something realistic But had the subj. 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 inds himself trapped in Sana’a by civil war Mokhtar Alkhans.
Dave Eggers is the author of ten books including most recently Your Fathers Where Are They And the Prophets Do They Live Forever The Circle and A Hologram for the King which was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award He is the founder of McSweeney’s an independent publishing company based in San Francisco that produces books a uarterly journal of new writing McSweeney’s uarterly