Announcing Port of Mokha’s 2020 Auction: Coffee from the Clouds on 11/11

AT PORT OF MOKHA WE BELIEVE...
the very best coffee is a beautiful expression of what happens when you do everything right. When you treat people with respect, and put care and love into cultivation, it culminates in something rare and magical in your cup.
Mokhtar Alkhanshali

FOUNDER & CEO

Historian, community organizer, and coffee innovator, Mokhtar Alkhanshali envisions a world where industry empowers rather than exploits, uplifts rather than represses.

Growing up between Brooklyn, San Francisco and Yemen, Mokhtar comes from an ancient lineage of coffee farmers, that traces back to when the world’s first coffee was cultivated in his home province of Ibb over five centuries ago.

In 2013 Mokhtar began focusing on his family’s roots as coffee farmers in Yemen. Seeking to reverse Yemen’s nearly lost art of coffee cultivation, he founded Port of Mokha. Combining his knowledge of specialty coffee production, progressive infrastructure strategy and community organizing, Mokhtar has helped to reverse the declining quality of Yemeni coffee and re-establish it as the one of industries most treasured origins. Best-selling author Dave Eggers’ forthcoming title “The Monk of Mokha” traces Mokhtar’s journey as a social entrepreneur and his harrowing escape from war torn Yemen with his first coffee samples. Mokhtar strives to empower coffee farmers with the knowledge and tools to bring about radical improvements in the quality of their coffees and lives.

TEAM MEMBERS
Karim Abouelkheir
Chief Operations Officer
Jeremy Stern
Creative Lead
Noraddin Alabdi
Operations Manager, Yemen
Mohamed Bazel
Value Chain Director, Yemen
BASED IN OAKLAND AND YEMEN
Drop us a line at info@portofmokha.com
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