Episode 22: Mokhtar Alkhanshali on using coffee as a vehicle for social impact

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Mokhtar is the man Dave Eggers wrote his non-fiction novel 'The Monk of Mokha' about. He was a young American in San Francisco with Yeminite roots, looking for a way to get his life on the rails. A few years back he decided to start importing coffee from Yemen, improving the local farmer's lives at the same time. In 2015 Mokhtar ends up in a civil war but he persists. After an amazing adventure he makes it back to the US to present his coffee to the public. Today, ‘Port of Mokha’ coffee is recognised as among the best in the world. Mokhtar came to share his story with for the first time in Belgium with entrepreneurs at the occasion of De Bertjes 2018. He brought us a true story of being an entrepreneur with impact.

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