The Monk of Mokha

The Monk of Mokha

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 finds himself trapped in Sana?a by civil war. Mokhtar Alkhanshali is twenty-four and working as a doorman when he discovers the astonishing history of coffee and Yemen?s central place in it. He leaves San The Monk of Mokha is the exhilarating true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who drea...

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Title:The Monk of Mokha
Author:Dave Eggers
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:B071VXZCGV
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:353 pages pages

The Monk of Mokha Reviews

  • Greg Zimmerman
    May 15, 2018

    Wow! By the end of ?The Monk of Mokha?, without a sip of coffee or ( tea for me), in me, I felt the stimulant of Dave Eggers non fiction book raising my energy. This is one heck of an amazing rags to riches story.... From DOORMAN ....to CEO COFFEEMAN....our uplifting boost o...

    True account of Yemen-American. When he learns that coffee originated in Yemen, he employs passion, courage, creativity, & humanitarianism to make Yemen coffee the world's best. All that amid daunting poverty, war & politics. Pulitzer prize author. Audio narrator passable, but ...

    There is a lesson in this one...or two. Don't let anyone tell you can't do something. And once you set your mind to something, you can do anything. Well, in this case, said person was almost killed....multiple times. But he DID IT! He did what he set out to do which seemed like an impo...

    This book made me appreciate coffee more. This is the kind of book that keeps you on the edge of the seat while rooting 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 are from Yeme...

    The rags to riches story of a coffee importer, it's more interesting than that sounds. Details are suspiciously sparse toward the end, but I like a happy ending. Waffling between three and four stars. ...

    In a world filled with misery and pain, it's refreshing to read a well written, non-fiction story of a member of our race who overcomes all shades of adversity to succeed when every deck is stacked against him. Like his excellent Zeitoun, Eggers writes in an easily accessible narrative...

    Eggers was the reason why I picked up this book?someone at work handed me an ARC and I was like sure why not? I didn?t even realize it was non-fiction until after the first chapter But holy cow, it was spectacular. It?s about a Yemeni-American who wants to bring high quality Y...

    Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn?t. Mark Twain This is one of those nonfiction books that seems so unbelievable that if it were fiction, you?d think the author should have tried for something more realisti...

    Conditions in Yemen were deteriorating. Virtually no goods were being shipped out of the country. Activity at the ports was concentrated on importing essentials. Medicine was scarce and the vast majority of the country was suffering from food insecurity. The UN considered Yemen on the...

    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 Eggers' fiction and memoi...

    I love the way Dave Eggers tells a larger story through a personal lens. As with Valentino Dent (What is the What) and Abdulrahman Zeitoun, he has taken the life of Mokhtar Alkhanshali and crafted it into a book so readable and yet so informative and true it becomes a real page turner....

    Terrific story (nonfiction) of a young man who found his calling reviving coffee trade in Yemen. In addition to its strong literary and narrative qualities, it's an excellent business book! ...

    Endlessly fascinating and engrossing read. It tells a story of the difficulties and dedication it takes to be a successful entrepreneur; it offers advice and inspiration to college students (or any person really) who is unsure about where their passions lie and what career path to purs...

    3.75 stars. A real life, modern adventure story that is ripe for movie making. Mokhtar Alkhanshani rediscovers the Yemen coffee producing history and globally brings Yemen coffee to recognition and production. His dangerous journey reveals the beautiful but tumultuous setting of Ye...

    I will start by saying: this book is very very different than The Circle. And, it is mostly a book for coffee lovers, because it has a fair share of talking about coffee in addition to a beautiful drive and entrepreneurship. Mokhtar Alkhanshali's story is extremely interesting. At ...

    NEXT time you slurp a cup of coffee, spare a thought for the humble bean that produced it. In Dave Eggers' latest socially conscious non-fiction book, a bean's journey involves being trapped in a city pounded by Saudi bombs and twice being taken captive by armed militia, and escaping a...

    ''When Mokhtar made a mistake, Hamood was angry only if Mokhtar made an excuse. 'Own the error and correct it', he said. Hamood had a thousand proverbs and maxims. His favorite was 'Keep your money in your hand, never in your heart'. He used to say that a lot. 'What does it mean?' Mok...

    I read this book because it was written by Dave Eggers. I absolutely loved "Zeitoun". I liked "What Is The What" and "Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?" was intriguing. So I was fairly sure I would like The Monk of Mokha. I was wrong. For the most p...

    I really enjoyed reading this book! It very much reminded me of "Zeitoun" and "What Is the What", which I also enjoyed! This book is the story of Mokhtar, a Yemeni American man who wants to export coffee from Yemen to the U.S., specifically the Bay Area. It's a pretty amazing story, an...

    I won a Goodreads giveaway to get the Monk of Mokha, so here's my review! It's a few weeks into 2018, and I predict this will be the best book I read this year. Before reading this book, I didn't know much about coffee, and I knew Yemen was located south of Saudi Arabia but knew little...

    This book was a perfect combination of two things that truly give me joy in this world - reading and drinking coffee! I will never look at a cuppa java in the same way again, (nor complain about the price!) now that I know so much more than I did just last week, about the journey coffe...

    I wanted to like this book! I should have liked this book! I grew up going to my grandparents coffee plantation, eating the beans, watching the picking, the pealing, the drying, the sorting.... My brother in law still owns a coffee plantation... The book even dealt with events that are...

    I had the chance to see Dave & Mokhtar speak when the book was released. You could tell from their chemistry and mutual respect that the story was going to be well told. Not only is it an inspiring story about chasing the American Dream, it highlights integrity and mutual benefit (...

    All good fun to read, Hollywood style and with a pinch of salt. I would have liked to see the story told by a Yemeni author as I think both the main character and the author were not able to represent the country and its people in a more worthy and less fantastical way due to their pre...

    First appeared here: http://www.thenewdorkreviewofbooks.co... Dave Eggers is one of those rare writers who can make me care intensely about something I knew nothing about before. He did it most notably with his novel What Is The What, about the Lost Boys of the Sudanese Civil War. A...

  • Elyse
    Apr 24, 2018

    Wow! By the end of ?The Monk of Mokha?, without a sip of coffee or ( tea for me), in me, I felt the stimulant of Dave Eggers non fiction book raising my energy. This is one heck of an amazing rags to riches story.... From DOORMAN ....to CEO COFFEEMAN....our uplifting boost o...

  • Donald
    Feb 05, 2018

    Wow! By the end of ?The Monk of Mokha?, without a sip of coffee or ( tea for me), in me, I felt the stimulant of Dave Eggers non fiction book raising my energy. This is one heck of an amazing rags to riches story.... From DOORMAN ....to CEO COFFEEMAN....our uplifting boost o...

    True account of Yemen-American. When he learns that coffee originated in Yemen, he employs passion, courage, creativity, & humanitarianism to make Yemen coffee the world's best. All that amid daunting poverty, war & politics. Pulitzer prize author. Audio narrator passable, but ...

    There is a lesson in this one...or two. Don't let anyone tell you can't do something. And once you set your mind to something, you can do anything. Well, in this case, said person was almost killed....multiple times. But he DID IT! He did what he set out to do which seemed like an impo...

    This book made me appreciate coffee more. This is the kind of book that keeps you on the edge of the seat while rooting 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 are from Yeme...

    The rags to riches story of a coffee importer, it's more interesting than that sounds. Details are suspiciously sparse toward the end, but I like a happy ending. Waffling between three and four stars. ...

    In a world filled with misery and pain, it's refreshing to read a well written, non-fiction story of a member of our race who overcomes all shades of adversity to succeed when every deck is stacked against him. Like his excellent Zeitoun, Eggers writes in an easily accessible narrative...

    Eggers was the reason why I picked up this book?someone at work handed me an ARC and I was like sure why not? I didn?t even realize it was non-fiction until after the first chapter But holy cow, it was spectacular. It?s about a Yemeni-American who wants to bring high quality Y...

    Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn?t. Mark Twain This is one of those nonfiction books that seems so unbelievable that if it were fiction, you?d think the author should have tried for something more realisti...

    Conditions in Yemen were deteriorating. Virtually no goods were being shipped out of the country. Activity at the ports was concentrated on importing essentials. Medicine was scarce and the vast majority of the country was suffering from food insecurity. The UN considered Yemen on the...

    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 Eggers' fiction and memoi...

    I love the way Dave Eggers tells a larger story through a personal lens. As with Valentino Dent (What is the What) and Abdulrahman Zeitoun, he has taken the life of Mokhtar Alkhanshali and crafted it into a book so readable and yet so informative and true it becomes a real page turner....

    Terrific story (nonfiction) of a young man who found his calling reviving coffee trade in Yemen. In addition to its strong literary and narrative qualities, it's an excellent business book! ...

    Endlessly fascinating and engrossing read. It tells a story of the difficulties and dedication it takes to be a successful entrepreneur; it offers advice and inspiration to college students (or any person really) who is unsure about where their passions lie and what career path to purs...

    3.75 stars. A real life, modern adventure story that is ripe for movie making. Mokhtar Alkhanshani rediscovers the Yemen coffee producing history and globally brings Yemen coffee to recognition and production. His dangerous journey reveals the beautiful but tumultuous setting of Ye...

    I will start by saying: this book is very very different than The Circle. And, it is mostly a book for coffee lovers, because it has a fair share of talking about coffee in addition to a beautiful drive and entrepreneurship. Mokhtar Alkhanshali's story is extremely interesting. At ...

    NEXT time you slurp a cup of coffee, spare a thought for the humble bean that produced it. In Dave Eggers' latest socially conscious non-fiction book, a bean's journey involves being trapped in a city pounded by Saudi bombs and twice being taken captive by armed militia, and escaping a...

    ''When Mokhtar made a mistake, Hamood was angry only if Mokhtar made an excuse. 'Own the error and correct it', he said. Hamood had a thousand proverbs and maxims. His favorite was 'Keep your money in your hand, never in your heart'. He used to say that a lot. 'What does it mean?' Mok...

    I read this book because it was written by Dave Eggers. I absolutely loved "Zeitoun". I liked "What Is The What" and "Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?" was intriguing. So I was fairly sure I would like The Monk of Mokha. I was wrong. For the most p...

    I really enjoyed reading this book! It very much reminded me of "Zeitoun" and "What Is the What", which I also enjoyed! This book is the story of Mokhtar, a Yemeni American man who wants to export coffee from Yemen to the U.S., specifically the Bay Area. It's a pretty amazing story, an...

  • Brian
    Jan 31, 2018

    Wow! By the end of ?The Monk of Mokha?, without a sip of coffee or ( tea for me), in me, I felt the stimulant of Dave Eggers non fiction book raising my energy. This is one heck of an amazing rags to riches story.... From DOORMAN ....to CEO COFFEEMAN....our uplifting boost o...

    True account of Yemen-American. When he learns that coffee originated in Yemen, he employs passion, courage, creativity, & humanitarianism to make Yemen coffee the world's best. All that amid daunting poverty, war & politics. Pulitzer prize author. Audio narrator passable, but ...

    There is a lesson in this one...or two. Don't let anyone tell you can't do something. And once you set your mind to something, you can do anything. Well, in this case, said person was almost killed....multiple times. But he DID IT! He did what he set out to do which seemed like an impo...

    This book made me appreciate coffee more. This is the kind of book that keeps you on the edge of the seat while rooting 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 are from Yeme...

    The rags to riches story of a coffee importer, it's more interesting than that sounds. Details are suspiciously sparse toward the end, but I like a happy ending. Waffling between three and four stars. ...

    In a world filled with misery and pain, it's refreshing to read a well written, non-fiction story of a member of our race who overcomes all shades of adversity to succeed when every deck is stacked against him. Like his excellent Zeitoun, Eggers writes in an easily accessible narrative...

  • Kasa Cotugno
    Jan 31, 2018

    Wow! By the end of ?The Monk of Mokha?, without a sip of coffee or ( tea for me), in me, I felt the stimulant of Dave Eggers non fiction book raising my energy. This is one heck of an amazing rags to riches story.... From DOORMAN ....to CEO COFFEEMAN....our uplifting boost o...

    True account of Yemen-American. When he learns that coffee originated in Yemen, he employs passion, courage, creativity, & humanitarianism to make Yemen coffee the world's best. All that amid daunting poverty, war & politics. Pulitzer prize author. Audio narrator passable, but ...

    There is a lesson in this one...or two. Don't let anyone tell you can't do something. And once you set your mind to something, you can do anything. Well, in this case, said person was almost killed....multiple times. But he DID IT! He did what he set out to do which seemed like an impo...

    This book made me appreciate coffee more. This is the kind of book that keeps you on the edge of the seat while rooting 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 are from Yeme...

    The rags to riches story of a coffee importer, it's more interesting than that sounds. Details are suspiciously sparse toward the end, but I like a happy ending. Waffling between three and four stars. ...

    In a world filled with misery and pain, it's refreshing to read a well written, non-fiction story of a member of our race who overcomes all shades of adversity to succeed when every deck is stacked against him. Like his excellent Zeitoun, Eggers writes in an easily accessible narrative...

    Eggers was the reason why I picked up this book?someone at work handed me an ARC and I was like sure why not? I didn?t even realize it was non-fiction until after the first chapter But holy cow, it was spectacular. It?s about a Yemeni-American who wants to bring high quality Y...

    Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn?t. Mark Twain This is one of those nonfiction books that seems so unbelievable that if it were fiction, you?d think the author should have tried for something more realisti...

    Conditions in Yemen were deteriorating. Virtually no goods were being shipped out of the country. Activity at the ports was concentrated on importing essentials. Medicine was scarce and the vast majority of the country was suffering from food insecurity. The UN considered Yemen on the...

    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 Eggers' fiction and memoi...

    I love the way Dave Eggers tells a larger story through a personal lens. As with Valentino Dent (What is the What) and Abdulrahman Zeitoun, he has taken the life of Mokhtar Alkhanshali and crafted it into a book so readable and yet so informative and true it becomes a real page turner....

  • Ammar
    Feb 04, 2018

    Wow! By the end of ?The Monk of Mokha?, without a sip of coffee or ( tea for me), in me, I felt the stimulant of Dave Eggers non fiction book raising my energy. This is one heck of an amazing rags to riches story.... From DOORMAN ....to CEO COFFEEMAN....our uplifting boost o...

    True account of Yemen-American. When he learns that coffee originated in Yemen, he employs passion, courage, creativity, & humanitarianism to make Yemen coffee the world's best. All that amid daunting poverty, war & politics. Pulitzer prize author. Audio narrator passable, but ...

    There is a lesson in this one...or two. Don't let anyone tell you can't do something. And once you set your mind to something, you can do anything. Well, in this case, said person was almost killed....multiple times. But he DID IT! He did what he set out to do which seemed like an impo...

    This book made me appreciate coffee more. This is the kind of book that keeps you on the edge of the seat while rooting 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 are from Yeme...

  • Marie
    Dec 04, 2017

    Wow! By the end of ?The Monk of Mokha?, without a sip of coffee or ( tea for me), in me, I felt the stimulant of Dave Eggers non fiction book raising my energy. This is one heck of an amazing rags to riches story.... From DOORMAN ....to CEO COFFEEMAN....our uplifting boost o...

    True account of Yemen-American. When he learns that coffee originated in Yemen, he employs passion, courage, creativity, & humanitarianism to make Yemen coffee the world's best. All that amid daunting poverty, war & politics. Pulitzer prize author. Audio narrator passable, but ...

    There is a lesson in this one...or two. Don't let anyone tell you can't do something. And once you set your mind to something, you can do anything. Well, in this case, said person was almost killed....multiple times. But he DID IT! He did what he set out to do which seemed like an impo...

    This book made me appreciate coffee more. This is the kind of book that keeps you on the edge of the seat while rooting 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 are from Yeme...

    The rags to riches story of a coffee importer, it's more interesting than that sounds. Details are suspiciously sparse toward the end, but I like a happy ending. Waffling between three and four stars. ...

    In a world filled with misery and pain, it's refreshing to read a well written, non-fiction story of a member of our race who overcomes all shades of adversity to succeed when every deck is stacked against him. Like his excellent Zeitoun, Eggers writes in an easily accessible narrative...

    Eggers was the reason why I picked up this book?someone at work handed me an ARC and I was like sure why not? I didn?t even realize it was non-fiction until after the first chapter But holy cow, it was spectacular. It?s about a Yemeni-American who wants to bring high quality Y...

  • Krista
    Jan 03, 2018

    Wow! By the end of ?The Monk of Mokha?, without a sip of coffee or ( tea for me), in me, I felt the stimulant of Dave Eggers non fiction book raising my energy. This is one heck of an amazing rags to riches story.... From DOORMAN ....to CEO COFFEEMAN....our uplifting boost o...

    True account of Yemen-American. When he learns that coffee originated in Yemen, he employs passion, courage, creativity, & humanitarianism to make Yemen coffee the world's best. All that amid daunting poverty, war & politics. Pulitzer prize author. Audio narrator passable, but ...

    There is a lesson in this one...or two. Don't let anyone tell you can't do something. And once you set your mind to something, you can do anything. Well, in this case, said person was almost killed....multiple times. But he DID IT! He did what he set out to do which seemed like an impo...

    This book made me appreciate coffee more. This is the kind of book that keeps you on the edge of the seat while rooting 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 are from Yeme...

    The rags to riches story of a coffee importer, it's more interesting than that sounds. Details are suspiciously sparse toward the end, but I like a happy ending. Waffling between three and four stars. ...

    In a world filled with misery and pain, it's refreshing to read a well written, non-fiction story of a member of our race who overcomes all shades of adversity to succeed when every deck is stacked against him. Like his excellent Zeitoun, Eggers writes in an easily accessible narrative...

    Eggers was the reason why I picked up this book?someone at work handed me an ARC and I was like sure why not? I didn?t even realize it was non-fiction until after the first chapter But holy cow, it was spectacular. It?s about a Yemeni-American who wants to bring high quality Y...

    Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn?t. Mark Twain This is one of those nonfiction books that seems so unbelievable that if it were fiction, you?d think the author should have tried for something more realisti...

    Conditions in Yemen were deteriorating. Virtually no goods were being shipped out of the country. Activity at the ports was concentrated on importing essentials. Medicine was scarce and the vast majority of the country was suffering from food insecurity. The UN considered Yemen on the...

  • Mal Warwick
    Feb 21, 2018

    Wow! By the end of ?The Monk of Mokha?, without a sip of coffee or ( tea for me), in me, I felt the stimulant of Dave Eggers non fiction book raising my energy. This is one heck of an amazing rags to riches story.... From DOORMAN ....to CEO COFFEEMAN....our uplifting boost o...

    True account of Yemen-American. When he learns that coffee originated in Yemen, he employs passion, courage, creativity, & humanitarianism to make Yemen coffee the world's best. All that amid daunting poverty, war & politics. Pulitzer prize author. Audio narrator passable, but ...

    There is a lesson in this one...or two. Don't let anyone tell you can't do something. And once you set your mind to something, you can do anything. Well, in this case, said person was almost killed....multiple times. But he DID IT! He did what he set out to do which seemed like an impo...

    This book made me appreciate coffee more. This is the kind of book that keeps you on the edge of the seat while rooting 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 are from Yeme...

    The rags to riches story of a coffee importer, it's more interesting than that sounds. Details are suspiciously sparse toward the end, but I like a happy ending. Waffling between three and four stars. ...

    In a world filled with misery and pain, it's refreshing to read a well written, non-fiction story of a member of our race who overcomes all shades of adversity to succeed when every deck is stacked against him. Like his excellent Zeitoun, Eggers writes in an easily accessible narrative...

    Eggers was the reason why I picked up this book?someone at work handed me an ARC and I was like sure why not? I didn?t even realize it was non-fiction until after the first chapter But holy cow, it was spectacular. It?s about a Yemeni-American who wants to bring high quality Y...

    Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn?t. Mark Twain This is one of those nonfiction books that seems so unbelievable that if it were fiction, you?d think the author should have tried for something more realisti...

    Conditions in Yemen were deteriorating. Virtually no goods were being shipped out of the country. Activity at the ports was concentrated on importing essentials. Medicine was scarce and the vast majority of the country was suffering from food insecurity. The UN considered Yemen on the...

    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 Eggers' fiction and memoi...

    I love the way Dave Eggers tells a larger story through a personal lens. As with Valentino Dent (What is the What) and Abdulrahman Zeitoun, he has taken the life of Mokhtar Alkhanshali and crafted it into a book so readable and yet so informative and true it becomes a real page turner....

    Terrific story (nonfiction) of a young man who found his calling reviving coffee trade in Yemen. In addition to its strong literary and narrative qualities, it's an excellent business book! ...

    Endlessly fascinating and engrossing read. It tells a story of the difficulties and dedication it takes to be a successful entrepreneur; it offers advice and inspiration to college students (or any person really) who is unsure about where their passions lie and what career path to purs...

    3.75 stars. A real life, modern adventure story that is ripe for movie making. Mokhtar Alkhanshani rediscovers the Yemen coffee producing history and globally brings Yemen coffee to recognition and production. His dangerous journey reveals the beautiful but tumultuous setting of Ye...

    I will start by saying: this book is very very different than The Circle. And, it is mostly a book for coffee lovers, because it has a fair share of talking about coffee in addition to a beautiful drive and entrepreneurship. Mokhtar Alkhanshali's story is extremely interesting. At ...

    NEXT time you slurp a cup of coffee, spare a thought for the humble bean that produced it. In Dave Eggers' latest socially conscious non-fiction book, a bean's journey involves being trapped in a city pounded by Saudi bombs and twice being taken captive by armed militia, and escaping a...

    ''When Mokhtar made a mistake, Hamood was angry only if Mokhtar made an excuse. 'Own the error and correct it', he said. Hamood had a thousand proverbs and maxims. His favorite was 'Keep your money in your hand, never in your heart'. He used to say that a lot. 'What does it mean?' Mok...

    I read this book because it was written by Dave Eggers. I absolutely loved "Zeitoun". I liked "What Is The What" and "Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?" was intriguing. So I was fairly sure I would like The Monk of Mokha. I was wrong. For the most p...

    I really enjoyed reading this book! It very much reminded me of "Zeitoun" and "What Is the What", which I also enjoyed! This book is the story of Mokhtar, a Yemeni American man who wants to export coffee from Yemen to the U.S., specifically the Bay Area. It's a pretty amazing story, an...

    I won a Goodreads giveaway to get the Monk of Mokha, so here's my review! It's a few weeks into 2018, and I predict this will be the best book I read this year. Before reading this book, I didn't know much about coffee, and I knew Yemen was located south of Saudi Arabia but knew little...

    This book was a perfect combination of two things that truly give me joy in this world - reading and drinking coffee! I will never look at a cuppa java in the same way again, (nor complain about the price!) now that I know so much more than I did just last week, about the journey coffe...

    I wanted to like this book! I should have liked this book! I grew up going to my grandparents coffee plantation, eating the beans, watching the picking, the pealing, the drying, the sorting.... My brother in law still owns a coffee plantation... The book even dealt with events that are...

    I had the chance to see Dave & Mokhtar speak when the book was released. You could tell from their chemistry and mutual respect that the story was going to be well told. Not only is it an inspiring story about chasing the American Dream, it highlights integrity and mutual benefit (...

    All good fun to read, Hollywood style and with a pinch of salt. I would have liked to see the story told by a Yemeni author as I think both the main character and the author were not able to represent the country and its people in a more worthy and less fantastical way due to their pre...

    First appeared here: http://www.thenewdorkreviewofbooks.co... Dave Eggers is one of those rare writers who can make me care intensely about something I knew nothing about before. He did it most notably with his novel What Is The What, about the Lost Boys of the Sudanese Civil War. A...

    Dave Eggers has struck gold once again with the extraordinary story of the Yemeni-American entrepreneur Mokhtar Alkhanshali, "a poor kid from [San Francisco's] Tenderloin who now has found some significant success as a coffee importer." But that description barely scratches the surface...

  • Judith E
    May 06, 2018

    Wow! By the end of ?The Monk of Mokha?, without a sip of coffee or ( tea for me), in me, I felt the stimulant of Dave Eggers non fiction book raising my energy. This is one heck of an amazing rags to riches story.... From DOORMAN ....to CEO COFFEEMAN....our uplifting boost o...

    True account of Yemen-American. When he learns that coffee originated in Yemen, he employs passion, courage, creativity, & humanitarianism to make Yemen coffee the world's best. All that amid daunting poverty, war & politics. Pulitzer prize author. Audio narrator passable, but ...

    There is a lesson in this one...or two. Don't let anyone tell you can't do something. And once you set your mind to something, you can do anything. Well, in this case, said person was almost killed....multiple times. But he DID IT! He did what he set out to do which seemed like an impo...

    This book made me appreciate coffee more. This is the kind of book that keeps you on the edge of the seat while rooting 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 are from Yeme...

    The rags to riches story of a coffee importer, it's more interesting than that sounds. Details are suspiciously sparse toward the end, but I like a happy ending. Waffling between three and four stars. ...

    In a world filled with misery and pain, it's refreshing to read a well written, non-fiction story of a member of our race who overcomes all shades of adversity to succeed when every deck is stacked against him. Like his excellent Zeitoun, Eggers writes in an easily accessible narrative...

    Eggers was the reason why I picked up this book?someone at work handed me an ARC and I was like sure why not? I didn?t even realize it was non-fiction until after the first chapter But holy cow, it was spectacular. It?s about a Yemeni-American who wants to bring high quality Y...

    Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn?t. Mark Twain This is one of those nonfiction books that seems so unbelievable that if it were fiction, you?d think the author should have tried for something more realisti...

    Conditions in Yemen were deteriorating. Virtually no goods were being shipped out of the country. Activity at the ports was concentrated on importing essentials. Medicine was scarce and the vast majority of the country was suffering from food insecurity. The UN considered Yemen on the...

    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 Eggers' fiction and memoi...

    I love the way Dave Eggers tells a larger story through a personal lens. As with Valentino Dent (What is the What) and Abdulrahman Zeitoun, he has taken the life of Mokhtar Alkhanshali and crafted it into a book so readable and yet so informative and true it becomes a real page turner....

    Terrific story (nonfiction) of a young man who found his calling reviving coffee trade in Yemen. In addition to its strong literary and narrative qualities, it's an excellent business book! ...

    Endlessly fascinating and engrossing read. It tells a story of the difficulties and dedication it takes to be a successful entrepreneur; it offers advice and inspiration to college students (or any person really) who is unsure about where their passions lie and what career path to purs...

    3.75 stars. A real life, modern adventure story that is ripe for movie making. Mokhtar Alkhanshani rediscovers the Yemen coffee producing history and globally brings Yemen coffee to recognition and production. His dangerous journey reveals the beautiful but tumultuous setting of Ye...

  • Ed Bernard
    Apr 10, 2018

    Wow! By the end of ?The Monk of Mokha?, without a sip of coffee or ( tea for me), in me, I felt the stimulant of Dave Eggers non fiction book raising my energy. This is one heck of an amazing rags to riches story.... From DOORMAN ....to CEO COFFEEMAN....our uplifting boost o...

    True account of Yemen-American. When he learns that coffee originated in Yemen, he employs passion, courage, creativity, & humanitarianism to make Yemen coffee the world's best. All that amid daunting poverty, war & politics. Pulitzer prize author. Audio narrator passable, but ...

    There is a lesson in this one...or two. Don't let anyone tell you can't do something. And once you set your mind to something, you can do anything. Well, in this case, said person was almost killed....multiple times. But he DID IT! He did what he set out to do which seemed like an impo...

    This book made me appreciate coffee more. This is the kind of book that keeps you on the edge of the seat while rooting 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 are from Yeme...

    The rags to riches story of a coffee importer, it's more interesting than that sounds. Details are suspiciously sparse toward the end, but I like a happy ending. Waffling between three and four stars. ...

    In a world filled with misery and pain, it's refreshing to read a well written, non-fiction story of a member of our race who overcomes all shades of adversity to succeed when every deck is stacked against him. Like his excellent Zeitoun, Eggers writes in an easily accessible narrative...

    Eggers was the reason why I picked up this book?someone at work handed me an ARC and I was like sure why not? I didn?t even realize it was non-fiction until after the first chapter But holy cow, it was spectacular. It?s about a Yemeni-American who wants to bring high quality Y...

    Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn?t. Mark Twain This is one of those nonfiction books that seems so unbelievable that if it were fiction, you?d think the author should have tried for something more realisti...

    Conditions in Yemen were deteriorating. Virtually no goods were being shipped out of the country. Activity at the ports was concentrated on importing essentials. Medicine was scarce and the vast majority of the country was suffering from food insecurity. The UN considered Yemen on the...

    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 Eggers' fiction and memoi...

    I love the way Dave Eggers tells a larger story through a personal lens. As with Valentino Dent (What is the What) and Abdulrahman Zeitoun, he has taken the life of Mokhtar Alkhanshali and crafted it into a book so readable and yet so informative and true it becomes a real page turner....

    Terrific story (nonfiction) of a young man who found his calling reviving coffee trade in Yemen. In addition to its strong literary and narrative qualities, it's an excellent business book! ...

    Endlessly fascinating and engrossing read. It tells a story of the difficulties and dedication it takes to be a successful entrepreneur; it offers advice and inspiration to college students (or any person really) who is unsure about where their passions lie and what career path to purs...

    3.75 stars. A real life, modern adventure story that is ripe for movie making. Mokhtar Alkhanshani rediscovers the Yemen coffee producing history and globally brings Yemen coffee to recognition and production. His dangerous journey reveals the beautiful but tumultuous setting of Ye...

    I will start by saying: this book is very very different than The Circle. And, it is mostly a book for coffee lovers, because it has a fair share of talking about coffee in addition to a beautiful drive and entrepreneurship. Mokhtar Alkhanshali's story is extremely interesting. At ...

    NEXT time you slurp a cup of coffee, spare a thought for the humble bean that produced it. In Dave Eggers' latest socially conscious non-fiction book, a bean's journey involves being trapped in a city pounded by Saudi bombs and twice being taken captive by armed militia, and escaping a...

    ''When Mokhtar made a mistake, Hamood was angry only if Mokhtar made an excuse. 'Own the error and correct it', he said. Hamood had a thousand proverbs and maxims. His favorite was 'Keep your money in your hand, never in your heart'. He used to say that a lot. 'What does it mean?' Mok...

    I read this book because it was written by Dave Eggers. I absolutely loved "Zeitoun". I liked "What Is The What" and "Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?" was intriguing. So I was fairly sure I would like The Monk of Mokha. I was wrong. For the most p...

    I really enjoyed reading this book! It very much reminded me of "Zeitoun" and "What Is the What", which I also enjoyed! This book is the story of Mokhtar, a Yemeni American man who wants to export coffee from Yemen to the U.S., specifically the Bay Area. It's a pretty amazing story, an...

    I won a Goodreads giveaway to get the Monk of Mokha, so here's my review! It's a few weeks into 2018, and I predict this will be the best book I read this year. Before reading this book, I didn't know much about coffee, and I knew Yemen was located south of Saudi Arabia but knew little...

    This book was a perfect combination of two things that truly give me joy in this world - reading and drinking coffee! I will never look at a cuppa java in the same way again, (nor complain about the price!) now that I know so much more than I did just last week, about the journey coffe...

    I wanted to like this book! I should have liked this book! I grew up going to my grandparents coffee plantation, eating the beans, watching the picking, the pealing, the drying, the sorting.... My brother in law still owns a coffee plantation... The book even dealt with events that are...

    I had the chance to see Dave & Mokhtar speak when the book was released. You could tell from their chemistry and mutual respect that the story was going to be well told. Not only is it an inspiring story about chasing the American Dream, it highlights integrity and mutual benefit (...

    All good fun to read, Hollywood style and with a pinch of salt. I would have liked to see the story told by a Yemeni author as I think both the main character and the author were not able to represent the country and its people in a more worthy and less fantastical way due to their pre...

    First appeared here: http://www.thenewdorkreviewofbooks.co... Dave Eggers is one of those rare writers who can make me care intensely about something I knew nothing about before. He did it most notably with his novel What Is The What, about the Lost Boys of the Sudanese Civil War. A...

    Dave Eggers has struck gold once again with the extraordinary story of the Yemeni-American entrepreneur Mokhtar Alkhanshali, "a poor kid from [San Francisco's] Tenderloin who now has found some significant success as a coffee importer." But that description barely scratches the surface...

    Before I write my review, this was an audible copy that I own. This book captured me right from the start. I had not heard of it before but took a chance on it because I've read something else by the author. Mokhtar, a young Yemeni American who grew up in the Tenderloin district of...

    Damn you, Dave Eggers. I got this book from the library after a modest wait ? in the interim, I had read some so-so reviews that took the book to task for being less than careful with the facts and compared it unfavorably to Eggers? riveting (to me, anyway) Zeitoun. So, I had decid...

  • PorshaJo
    Apr 05, 2018

    Wow! By the end of ?The Monk of Mokha?, without a sip of coffee or ( tea for me), in me, I felt the stimulant of Dave Eggers non fiction book raising my energy. This is one heck of an amazing rags to riches story.... From DOORMAN ....to CEO COFFEEMAN....our uplifting boost o...

    True account of Yemen-American. When he learns that coffee originated in Yemen, he employs passion, courage, creativity, & humanitarianism to make Yemen coffee the world's best. All that amid daunting poverty, war & politics. Pulitzer prize author. Audio narrator passable, but ...

    There is a lesson in this one...or two. Don't let anyone tell you can't do something. And once you set your mind to something, you can do anything. Well, in this case, said person was almost killed....multiple times. But he DID IT! He did what he set out to do which seemed like an impo...

  • Jack
    Feb 08, 2018

    Wow! By the end of ?The Monk of Mokha?, without a sip of coffee or ( tea for me), in me, I felt the stimulant of Dave Eggers non fiction book raising my energy. This is one heck of an amazing rags to riches story.... From DOORMAN ....to CEO COFFEEMAN....our uplifting boost o...

    True account of Yemen-American. When he learns that coffee originated in Yemen, he employs passion, courage, creativity, & humanitarianism to make Yemen coffee the world's best. All that amid daunting poverty, war & politics. Pulitzer prize author. Audio narrator passable, but ...

    There is a lesson in this one...or two. Don't let anyone tell you can't do something. And once you set your mind to something, you can do anything. Well, in this case, said person was almost killed....multiple times. But he DID IT! He did what he set out to do which seemed like an impo...

    This book made me appreciate coffee more. This is the kind of book that keeps you on the edge of the seat while rooting 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 are from Yeme...

    The rags to riches story of a coffee importer, it's more interesting than that sounds. Details are suspiciously sparse toward the end, but I like a happy ending. Waffling between three and four stars. ...

    In a world filled with misery and pain, it's refreshing to read a well written, non-fiction story of a member of our race who overcomes all shades of adversity to succeed when every deck is stacked against him. Like his excellent Zeitoun, Eggers writes in an easily accessible narrative...

    Eggers was the reason why I picked up this book?someone at work handed me an ARC and I was like sure why not? I didn?t even realize it was non-fiction until after the first chapter But holy cow, it was spectacular. It?s about a Yemeni-American who wants to bring high quality Y...

    Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn?t. Mark Twain This is one of those nonfiction books that seems so unbelievable that if it were fiction, you?d think the author should have tried for something more realisti...

    Conditions in Yemen were deteriorating. Virtually no goods were being shipped out of the country. Activity at the ports was concentrated on importing essentials. Medicine was scarce and the vast majority of the country was suffering from food insecurity. The UN considered Yemen on the...

    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 Eggers' fiction and memoi...

  • Donna
    Mar 04, 2018

    Wow! By the end of ?The Monk of Mokha?, without a sip of coffee or ( tea for me), in me, I felt the stimulant of Dave Eggers non fiction book raising my energy. This is one heck of an amazing rags to riches story.... From DOORMAN ....to CEO COFFEEMAN....our uplifting boost o...

    True account of Yemen-American. When he learns that coffee originated in Yemen, he employs passion, courage, creativity, & humanitarianism to make Yemen coffee the world's best. All that amid daunting poverty, war & politics. Pulitzer prize author. Audio narrator passable, but ...

    There is a lesson in this one...or two. Don't let anyone tell you can't do something. And once you set your mind to something, you can do anything. Well, in this case, said person was almost killed....multiple times. But he DID IT! He did what he set out to do which seemed like an impo...

    This book made me appreciate coffee more. This is the kind of book that keeps you on the edge of the seat while rooting 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 are from Yeme...

    The rags to riches story of a coffee importer, it's more interesting than that sounds. Details are suspiciously sparse toward the end, but I like a happy ending. Waffling between three and four stars. ...

    In a world filled with misery and pain, it's refreshing to read a well written, non-fiction story of a member of our race who overcomes all shades of adversity to succeed when every deck is stacked against him. Like his excellent Zeitoun, Eggers writes in an easily accessible narrative...

    Eggers was the reason why I picked up this book?someone at work handed me an ARC and I was like sure why not? I didn?t even realize it was non-fiction until after the first chapter But holy cow, it was spectacular. It?s about a Yemeni-American who wants to bring high quality Y...

    Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn?t. Mark Twain This is one of those nonfiction books that seems so unbelievable that if it were fiction, you?d think the author should have tried for something more realisti...

  • Henk-Jan van der Klis
    Mar 29, 2018

    Wow! By the end of ?The Monk of Mokha?, without a sip of coffee or ( tea for me), in me, I felt the stimulant of Dave Eggers non fiction book raising my energy. This is one heck of an amazing rags to riches story.... From DOORMAN ....to CEO COFFEEMAN....our uplifting boost o...

    True account of Yemen-American. When he learns that coffee originated in Yemen, he employs passion, courage, creativity, & humanitarianism to make Yemen coffee the world's best. All that amid daunting poverty, war & politics. Pulitzer prize author. Audio narrator passable, but ...

    There is a lesson in this one...or two. Don't let anyone tell you can't do something. And once you set your mind to something, you can do anything. Well, in this case, said person was almost killed....multiple times. But he DID IT! He did what he set out to do which seemed like an impo...

    This book made me appreciate coffee more. This is the kind of book that keeps you on the edge of the seat while rooting 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 are from Yeme...

    The rags to riches story of a coffee importer, it's more interesting than that sounds. Details are suspiciously sparse toward the end, but I like a happy ending. Waffling between three and four stars. ...

    In a world filled with misery and pain, it's refreshing to read a well written, non-fiction story of a member of our race who overcomes all shades of adversity to succeed when every deck is stacked against him. Like his excellent Zeitoun, Eggers writes in an easily accessible narrative...

    Eggers was the reason why I picked up this book?someone at work handed me an ARC and I was like sure why not? I didn?t even realize it was non-fiction until after the first chapter But holy cow, it was spectacular. It?s about a Yemeni-American who wants to bring high quality Y...

    Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn?t. Mark Twain This is one of those nonfiction books that seems so unbelievable that if it were fiction, you?d think the author should have tried for something more realisti...

    Conditions in Yemen were deteriorating. Virtually no goods were being shipped out of the country. Activity at the ports was concentrated on importing essentials. Medicine was scarce and the vast majority of the country was suffering from food insecurity. The UN considered Yemen on the...

    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 Eggers' fiction and memoi...

    I love the way Dave Eggers tells a larger story through a personal lens. As with Valentino Dent (What is the What) and Abdulrahman Zeitoun, he has taken the life of Mokhtar Alkhanshali and crafted it into a book so readable and yet so informative and true it becomes a real page turner....

    Terrific story (nonfiction) of a young man who found his calling reviving coffee trade in Yemen. In addition to its strong literary and narrative qualities, it's an excellent business book! ...

    Endlessly fascinating and engrossing read. It tells a story of the difficulties and dedication it takes to be a successful entrepreneur; it offers advice and inspiration to college students (or any person really) who is unsure about where their passions lie and what career path to purs...

    3.75 stars. A real life, modern adventure story that is ripe for movie making. Mokhtar Alkhanshani rediscovers the Yemen coffee producing history and globally brings Yemen coffee to recognition and production. His dangerous journey reveals the beautiful but tumultuous setting of Ye...

    I will start by saying: this book is very very different than The Circle. And, it is mostly a book for coffee lovers, because it has a fair share of talking about coffee in addition to a beautiful drive and entrepreneurship. Mokhtar Alkhanshali's story is extremely interesting. At ...

    NEXT time you slurp a cup of coffee, spare a thought for the humble bean that produced it. In Dave Eggers' latest socially conscious non-fiction book, a bean's journey involves being trapped in a city pounded by Saudi bombs and twice being taken captive by armed militia, and escaping a...

    ''When Mokhtar made a mistake, Hamood was angry only if Mokhtar made an excuse. 'Own the error and correct it', he said. Hamood had a thousand proverbs and maxims. His favorite was 'Keep your money in your hand, never in your heart'. He used to say that a lot. 'What does it mean?' Mok...

    I read this book because it was written by Dave Eggers. I absolutely loved "Zeitoun". I liked "What Is The What" and "Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?" was intriguing. So I was fairly sure I would like The Monk of Mokha. I was wrong. For the most p...

    I really enjoyed reading this book! It very much reminded me of "Zeitoun" and "What Is the What", which I also enjoyed! This book is the story of Mokhtar, a Yemeni American man who wants to export coffee from Yemen to the U.S., specifically the Bay Area. It's a pretty amazing story, an...

    I won a Goodreads giveaway to get the Monk of Mokha, so here's my review! It's a few weeks into 2018, and I predict this will be the best book I read this year. Before reading this book, I didn't know much about coffee, and I knew Yemen was located south of Saudi Arabia but knew little...

    This book was a perfect combination of two things that truly give me joy in this world - reading and drinking coffee! I will never look at a cuppa java in the same way again, (nor complain about the price!) now that I know so much more than I did just last week, about the journey coffe...

    I wanted to like this book! I should have liked this book! I grew up going to my grandparents coffee plantation, eating the beans, watching the picking, the pealing, the drying, the sorting.... My brother in law still owns a coffee plantation... The book even dealt with events that are...

    I had the chance to see Dave & Mokhtar speak when the book was released. You could tell from their chemistry and mutual respect that the story was going to be well told. Not only is it an inspiring story about chasing the American Dream, it highlights integrity and mutual benefit (...

    All good fun to read, Hollywood style and with a pinch of salt. I would have liked to see the story told by a Yemeni author as I think both the main character and the author were not able to represent the country and its people in a more worthy and less fantastical way due to their pre...

    First appeared here: http://www.thenewdorkreviewofbooks.co... Dave Eggers is one of those rare writers who can make me care intensely about something I knew nothing about before. He did it most notably with his novel What Is The What, about the Lost Boys of the Sudanese Civil War. A...

    Dave Eggers has struck gold once again with the extraordinary story of the Yemeni-American entrepreneur Mokhtar Alkhanshali, "a poor kid from [San Francisco's] Tenderloin who now has found some significant success as a coffee importer." But that description barely scratches the surface...

    Before I write my review, this was an audible copy that I own. This book captured me right from the start. I had not heard of it before but took a chance on it because I've read something else by the author. Mokhtar, a young Yemeni American who grew up in the Tenderloin district of...

    Damn you, Dave Eggers. I got this book from the library after a modest wait ? in the interim, I had read some so-so reviews that took the book to task for being less than careful with the facts and compared it unfavorably to Eggers? riveting (to me, anyway) Zeitoun. So, I had decid...

    Dave Eggers is back with another story of self-discovery and the American dream, and it's *almost* as good as WHAT IS THE WHAT or A HEARTBREAKING WORK OF STAGGERING GENIUS. Mokhtar Alkhanshali comes wonderfully to life here, and Eggers draws out his irrepressible optimism and charming ...

    Mokhtar Alkhanshali groeit op in achterstandswijken van San Francisco, wisselend van studie en een baantje als portier, dromend van echt wat willen bereiken. Zijn Jemenitische afkomst verloochent hij niet en springt in op de zogenaamde 3e golf aan koffiebranders en -verkopers die schak...

  • Karen
    Apr 07, 2018

    Wow! By the end of ?The Monk of Mokha?, without a sip of coffee or ( tea for me), in me, I felt the stimulant of Dave Eggers non fiction book raising my energy. This is one heck of an amazing rags to riches story.... From DOORMAN ....to CEO COFFEEMAN....our uplifting boost o...

    True account of Yemen-American. When he learns that coffee originated in Yemen, he employs passion, courage, creativity, & humanitarianism to make Yemen coffee the world's best. All that amid daunting poverty, war & politics. Pulitzer prize author. Audio narrator passable, but ...

    There is a lesson in this one...or two. Don't let anyone tell you can't do something. And once you set your mind to something, you can do anything. Well, in this case, said person was almost killed....multiple times. But he DID IT! He did what he set out to do which seemed like an impo...

    This book made me appreciate coffee more. This is the kind of book that keeps you on the edge of the seat while rooting 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 are from Yeme...

    The rags to riches story of a coffee importer, it's more interesting than that sounds. Details are suspiciously sparse toward the end, but I like a happy ending. Waffling between three and four stars. ...

    In a world filled with misery and pain, it's refreshing to read a well written, non-fiction story of a member of our race who overcomes all shades of adversity to succeed when every deck is stacked against him. Like his excellent Zeitoun, Eggers writes in an easily accessible narrative...

    Eggers was the reason why I picked up this book?someone at work handed me an ARC and I was like sure why not? I didn?t even realize it was non-fiction until after the first chapter But holy cow, it was spectacular. It?s about a Yemeni-American who wants to bring high quality Y...

    Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn?t. Mark Twain This is one of those nonfiction books that seems so unbelievable that if it were fiction, you?d think the author should have tried for something more realisti...

    Conditions in Yemen were deteriorating. Virtually no goods were being shipped out of the country. Activity at the ports was concentrated on importing essentials. Medicine was scarce and the vast majority of the country was suffering from food insecurity. The UN considered Yemen on the...

    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 Eggers' fiction and memoi...

    I love the way Dave Eggers tells a larger story through a personal lens. As with Valentino Dent (What is the What) and Abdulrahman Zeitoun, he has taken the life of Mokhtar Alkhanshali and crafted it into a book so readable and yet so informative and true it becomes a real page turner....

    Terrific story (nonfiction) of a young man who found his calling reviving coffee trade in Yemen. In addition to its strong literary and narrative qualities, it's an excellent business book! ...

    Endlessly fascinating and engrossing read. It tells a story of the difficulties and dedication it takes to be a successful entrepreneur; it offers advice and inspiration to college students (or any person really) who is unsure about where their passions lie and what career path to purs...

    3.75 stars. A real life, modern adventure story that is ripe for movie making. Mokhtar Alkhanshani rediscovers the Yemen coffee producing history and globally brings Yemen coffee to recognition and production. His dangerous journey reveals the beautiful but tumultuous setting of Ye...

    I will start by saying: this book is very very different than The Circle. And, it is mostly a book for coffee lovers, because it has a fair share of talking about coffee in addition to a beautiful drive and entrepreneurship. Mokhtar Alkhanshali's story is extremely interesting. At ...

    NEXT time you slurp a cup of coffee, spare a thought for the humble bean that produced it. In Dave Eggers' latest socially conscious non-fiction book, a bean's journey involves being trapped in a city pounded by Saudi bombs and twice being taken captive by armed militia, and escaping a...

    ''When Mokhtar made a mistake, Hamood was angry only if Mokhtar made an excuse. 'Own the error and correct it', he said. Hamood had a thousand proverbs and maxims. His favorite was 'Keep your money in your hand, never in your heart'. He used to say that a lot. 'What does it mean?' Mok...

    I read this book because it was written by Dave Eggers. I absolutely loved "Zeitoun". I liked "What Is The What" and "Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?" was intriguing. So I was fairly sure I would like The Monk of Mokha. I was wrong. For the most p...

    I really enjoyed reading this book! It very much reminded me of "Zeitoun" and "What Is the What", which I also enjoyed! This book is the story of Mokhtar, a Yemeni American man who wants to export coffee from Yemen to the U.S., specifically the Bay Area. It's a pretty amazing story, an...

    I won a Goodreads giveaway to get the Monk of Mokha, so here's my review! It's a few weeks into 2018, and I predict this will be the best book I read this year. Before reading this book, I didn't know much about coffee, and I knew Yemen was located south of Saudi Arabia but knew little...

    This book was a perfect combination of two things that truly give me joy in this world - reading and drinking coffee! I will never look at a cuppa java in the same way again, (nor complain about the price!) now that I know so much more than I did just last week, about the journey coffe...

    I wanted to like this book! I should have liked this book! I grew up going to my grandparents coffee plantation, eating the beans, watching the picking, the pealing, the drying, the sorting.... My brother in law still owns a coffee plantation... The book even dealt with events that are...

    I had the chance to see Dave & Mokhtar speak when the book was released. You could tell from their chemistry and mutual respect that the story was going to be well told. Not only is it an inspiring story about chasing the American Dream, it highlights integrity and mutual benefit (...

    All good fun to read, Hollywood style and with a pinch of salt. I would have liked to see the story told by a Yemeni author as I think both the main character and the author were not able to represent the country and its people in a more worthy and less fantastical way due to their pre...

    First appeared here: http://www.thenewdorkreviewofbooks.co... Dave Eggers is one of those rare writers who can make me care intensely about something I knew nothing about before. He did it most notably with his novel What Is The What, about the Lost Boys of the Sudanese Civil War. A...

    Dave Eggers has struck gold once again with the extraordinary story of the Yemeni-American entrepreneur Mokhtar Alkhanshali, "a poor kid from [San Francisco's] Tenderloin who now has found some significant success as a coffee importer." But that description barely scratches the surface...

    Before I write my review, this was an audible copy that I own. This book captured me right from the start. I had not heard of it before but took a chance on it because I've read something else by the author. Mokhtar, a young Yemeni American who grew up in the Tenderloin district of...

  • Adriaan Jansen
    Feb 24, 2018

    Wow! By the end of ?The Monk of Mokha?, without a sip of coffee or ( tea for me), in me, I felt the stimulant of Dave Eggers non fiction book raising my energy. This is one heck of an amazing rags to riches story.... From DOORMAN ....to CEO COFFEEMAN....our uplifting boost o...

    True account of Yemen-American. When he learns that coffee originated in Yemen, he employs passion, courage, creativity, & humanitarianism to make Yemen coffee the world's best. All that amid daunting poverty, war & politics. Pulitzer prize author. Audio narrator passable, but ...

    There is a lesson in this one...or two. Don't let anyone tell you can't do something. And once you set your mind to something, you can do anything. Well, in this case, said person was almost killed....multiple times. But he DID IT! He did what he set out to do which seemed like an impo...

    This book made me appreciate coffee more. This is the kind of book that keeps you on the edge of the seat while rooting 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 are from Yeme...

    The rags to riches story of a coffee importer, it's more interesting than that sounds. Details are suspiciously sparse toward the end, but I like a happy ending. Waffling between three and four stars. ...

    In a world filled with misery and pain, it's refreshing to read a well written, non-fiction story of a member of our race who overcomes all shades of adversity to succeed when every deck is stacked against him. Like his excellent Zeitoun, Eggers writes in an easily accessible narrative...

    Eggers was the reason why I picked up this book?someone at work handed me an ARC and I was like sure why not? I didn?t even realize it was non-fiction until after the first chapter But holy cow, it was spectacular. It?s about a Yemeni-American who wants to bring high quality Y...

    Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn?t. Mark Twain This is one of those nonfiction books that seems so unbelievable that if it were fiction, you?d think the author should have tried for something more realisti...

    Conditions in Yemen were deteriorating. Virtually no goods were being shipped out of the country. Activity at the ports was concentrated on importing essentials. Medicine was scarce and the vast majority of the country was suffering from food insecurity. The UN considered Yemen on the...

    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 Eggers' fiction and memoi...

    I love the way Dave Eggers tells a larger story through a personal lens. As with Valentino Dent (What is the What) and Abdulrahman Zeitoun, he has taken the life of Mokhtar Alkhanshali and crafted it into a book so readable and yet so informative and true it becomes a real page turner....

    Terrific story (nonfiction) of a young man who found his calling reviving coffee trade in Yemen. In addition to its strong literary and narrative qualities, it's an excellent business book! ...

    Endlessly fascinating and engrossing read. It tells a story of the difficulties and dedication it takes to be a successful entrepreneur; it offers advice and inspiration to college students (or any person really) who is unsure about where their passions lie and what career path to purs...

    3.75 stars. A real life, modern adventure story that is ripe for movie making. Mokhtar Alkhanshani rediscovers the Yemen coffee producing history and globally brings Yemen coffee to recognition and production. His dangerous journey reveals the beautiful but tumultuous setting of Ye...

    I will start by saying: this book is very very different than The Circle. And, it is mostly a book for coffee lovers, because it has a fair share of talking about coffee in addition to a beautiful drive and entrepreneurship. Mokhtar Alkhanshali's story is extremely interesting. At ...

    NEXT time you slurp a cup of coffee, spare a thought for the humble bean that produced it. In Dave Eggers' latest socially conscious non-fiction book, a bean's journey involves being trapped in a city pounded by Saudi bombs and twice being taken captive by armed militia, and escaping a...

    ''When Mokhtar made a mistake, Hamood was angry only if Mokhtar made an excuse. 'Own the error and correct it', he said. Hamood had a thousand proverbs and maxims. His favorite was 'Keep your money in your hand, never in your heart'. He used to say that a lot. 'What does it mean?' Mok...

  • Jim Higgins
    Jan 23, 2018

    Wow! By the end of ?The Monk of Mokha?, without a sip of coffee or ( tea for me), in me, I felt the stimulant of Dave Eggers non fiction book raising my energy. This is one heck of an amazing rags to riches story.... From DOORMAN ....to CEO COFFEEMAN....our uplifting boost o...

    True account of Yemen-American. When he learns that coffee originated in Yemen, he employs passion, courage, creativity, & humanitarianism to make Yemen coffee the world's best. All that amid daunting poverty, war & politics. Pulitzer prize author. Audio narrator passable, but ...

    There is a lesson in this one...or two. Don't let anyone tell you can't do something. And once you set your mind to something, you can do anything. Well, in this case, said person was almost killed....multiple times. But he DID IT! He did what he set out to do which seemed like an impo...

    This book made me appreciate coffee more. This is the kind of book that keeps you on the edge of the seat while rooting 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 are from Yeme...

    The rags to riches story of a coffee importer, it's more interesting than that sounds. Details are suspiciously sparse toward the end, but I like a happy ending. Waffling between three and four stars. ...

    In a world filled with misery and pain, it's refreshing to read a well written, non-fiction story of a member of our race who overcomes all shades of adversity to succeed when every deck is stacked against him. Like his excellent Zeitoun, Eggers writes in an easily accessible narrative...

    Eggers was the reason why I picked up this book?someone at work handed me an ARC and I was like sure why not? I didn?t even realize it was non-fiction until after the first chapter But holy cow, it was spectacular. It?s about a Yemeni-American who wants to bring high quality Y...

    Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn?t. Mark Twain This is one of those nonfiction books that seems so unbelievable that if it were fiction, you?d think the author should have tried for something more realisti...

    Conditions in Yemen were deteriorating. Virtually no goods were being shipped out of the country. Activity at the ports was concentrated on importing essentials. Medicine was scarce and the vast majority of the country was suffering from food insecurity. The UN considered Yemen on the...

    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 Eggers' fiction and memoi...

    I love the way Dave Eggers tells a larger story through a personal lens. As with Valentino Dent (What is the What) and Abdulrahman Zeitoun, he has taken the life of Mokhtar Alkhanshali and crafted it into a book so readable and yet so informative and true it becomes a real page turner....

    Terrific story (nonfiction) of a young man who found his calling reviving coffee trade in Yemen. In addition to its strong literary and narrative qualities, it's an excellent business book! ...

  • Elisa
    Feb 12, 2018

    Wow! By the end of ?The Monk of Mokha?, without a sip of coffee or ( tea for me), in me, I felt the stimulant of Dave Eggers non fiction book raising my energy. This is one heck of an amazing rags to riches story.... From DOORMAN ....to CEO COFFEEMAN....our uplifting boost o...

    True account of Yemen-American. When he learns that coffee originated in Yemen, he employs passion, courage, creativity, & humanitarianism to make Yemen coffee the world's best. All that amid daunting poverty, war & politics. Pulitzer prize author. Audio narrator passable, but ...

    There is a lesson in this one...or two. Don't let anyone tell you can't do something. And once you set your mind to something, you can do anything. Well, in this case, said person was almost killed....multiple times. But he DID IT! He did what he set out to do which seemed like an impo...

    This book made me appreciate coffee more. This is the kind of book that keeps you on the edge of the seat while rooting 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 are from Yeme...

    The rags to riches story of a coffee importer, it's more interesting than that sounds. Details are suspiciously sparse toward the end, but I like a happy ending. Waffling between three and four stars. ...

    In a world filled with misery and pain, it's refreshing to read a well written, non-fiction story of a member of our race who overcomes all shades of adversity to succeed when every deck is stacked against him. Like his excellent Zeitoun, Eggers writes in an easily accessible narrative...

    Eggers was the reason why I picked up this book?someone at work handed me an ARC and I was like sure why not? I didn?t even realize it was non-fiction until after the first chapter But holy cow, it was spectacular. It?s about a Yemeni-American who wants to bring high quality Y...

    Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn?t. Mark Twain This is one of those nonfiction books that seems so unbelievable that if it were fiction, you?d think the author should have tried for something more realisti...

    Conditions in Yemen were deteriorating. Virtually no goods were being shipped out of the country. Activity at the ports was concentrated on importing essentials. Medicine was scarce and the vast majority of the country was suffering from food insecurity. The UN considered Yemen on the...

    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 Eggers' fiction and memoi...

    I love the way Dave Eggers tells a larger story through a personal lens. As with Valentino Dent (What is the What) and Abdulrahman Zeitoun, he has taken the life of Mokhtar Alkhanshali and crafted it into a book so readable and yet so informative and true it becomes a real page turner....

    Terrific story (nonfiction) of a young man who found his calling reviving coffee trade in Yemen. In addition to its strong literary and narrative qualities, it's an excellent business book! ...

    Endlessly fascinating and engrossing read. It tells a story of the difficulties and dedication it takes to be a successful entrepreneur; it offers advice and inspiration to college students (or any person really) who is unsure about where their passions lie and what career path to purs...

    3.75 stars. A real life, modern adventure story that is ripe for movie making. Mokhtar Alkhanshani rediscovers the Yemen coffee producing history and globally brings Yemen coffee to recognition and production. His dangerous journey reveals the beautiful but tumultuous setting of Ye...

    I will start by saying: this book is very very different than The Circle. And, it is mostly a book for coffee lovers, because it has a fair share of talking about coffee in addition to a beautiful drive and entrepreneurship. Mokhtar Alkhanshali's story is extremely interesting. At ...

    NEXT time you slurp a cup of coffee, spare a thought for the humble bean that produced it. In Dave Eggers' latest socially conscious non-fiction book, a bean's journey involves being trapped in a city pounded by Saudi bombs and twice being taken captive by armed militia, and escaping a...

    ''When Mokhtar made a mistake, Hamood was angry only if Mokhtar made an excuse. 'Own the error and correct it', he said. Hamood had a thousand proverbs and maxims. His favorite was 'Keep your money in your hand, never in your heart'. He used to say that a lot. 'What does it mean?' Mok...

    I read this book because it was written by Dave Eggers. I absolutely loved "Zeitoun". I liked "What Is The What" and "Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?" was intriguing. So I was fairly sure I would like The Monk of Mokha. I was wrong. For the most p...

    I really enjoyed reading this book! It very much reminded me of "Zeitoun" and "What Is the What", which I also enjoyed! This book is the story of Mokhtar, a Yemeni American man who wants to export coffee from Yemen to the U.S., specifically the Bay Area. It's a pretty amazing story, an...

    I won a Goodreads giveaway to get the Monk of Mokha, so here's my review! It's a few weeks into 2018, and I predict this will be the best book I read this year. Before reading this book, I didn't know much about coffee, and I knew Yemen was located south of Saudi Arabia but knew little...

    This book was a perfect combination of two things that truly give me joy in this world - reading and drinking coffee! I will never look at a cuppa java in the same way again, (nor complain about the price!) now that I know so much more than I did just last week, about the journey coffe...

    I wanted to like this book! I should have liked this book! I grew up going to my grandparents coffee plantation, eating the beans, watching the picking, the pealing, the drying, the sorting.... My brother in law still owns a coffee plantation... The book even dealt with events that are...

  • Brandon Forsyth
    Feb 08, 2018

    Wow! By the end of ?The Monk of Mokha?, without a sip of coffee or ( tea for me), in me, I felt the stimulant of Dave Eggers non fiction book raising my energy. This is one heck of an amazing rags to riches story.... From DOORMAN ....to CEO COFFEEMAN....our uplifting boost o...

    True account of Yemen-American. When he learns that coffee originated in Yemen, he employs passion, courage, creativity, & humanitarianism to make Yemen coffee the world's best. All that amid daunting poverty, war & politics. Pulitzer prize author. Audio narrator passable, but ...

    There is a lesson in this one...or two. Don't let anyone tell you can't do something. And once you set your mind to something, you can do anything. Well, in this case, said person was almost killed....multiple times. But he DID IT! He did what he set out to do which seemed like an impo...

    This book made me appreciate coffee more. This is the kind of book that keeps you on the edge of the seat while rooting 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 are from Yeme...

    The rags to riches story of a coffee importer, it's more interesting than that sounds. Details are suspiciously sparse toward the end, but I like a happy ending. Waffling between three and four stars. ...

    In a world filled with misery and pain, it's refreshing to read a well written, non-fiction story of a member of our race who overcomes all shades of adversity to succeed when every deck is stacked against him. Like his excellent Zeitoun, Eggers writes in an easily accessible narrative...

    Eggers was the reason why I picked up this book?someone at work handed me an ARC and I was like sure why not? I didn?t even realize it was non-fiction until after the first chapter But holy cow, it was spectacular. It?s about a Yemeni-American who wants to bring high quality Y...

    Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn?t. Mark Twain This is one of those nonfiction books that seems so unbelievable that if it were fiction, you?d think the author should have tried for something more realisti...

    Conditions in Yemen were deteriorating. Virtually no goods were being shipped out of the country. Activity at the ports was concentrated on importing essentials. Medicine was scarce and the vast majority of the country was suffering from food insecurity. The UN considered Yemen on the...

    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 Eggers' fiction and memoi...

    I love the way Dave Eggers tells a larger story through a personal lens. As with Valentino Dent (What is the What) and Abdulrahman Zeitoun, he has taken the life of Mokhtar Alkhanshali and crafted it into a book so readable and yet so informative and true it becomes a real page turner....

    Terrific story (nonfiction) of a young man who found his calling reviving coffee trade in Yemen. In addition to its strong literary and narrative qualities, it's an excellent business book! ...

    Endlessly fascinating and engrossing read. It tells a story of the difficulties and dedication it takes to be a successful entrepreneur; it offers advice and inspiration to college students (or any person really) who is unsure about where their passions lie and what career path to purs...

    3.75 stars. A real life, modern adventure story that is ripe for movie making. Mokhtar Alkhanshani rediscovers the Yemen coffee producing history and globally brings Yemen coffee to recognition and production. His dangerous journey reveals the beautiful but tumultuous setting of Ye...

    I will start by saying: this book is very very different than The Circle. And, it is mostly a book for coffee lovers, because it has a fair share of talking about coffee in addition to a beautiful drive and entrepreneurship. Mokhtar Alkhanshali's story is extremely interesting. At ...

    NEXT time you slurp a cup of coffee, spare a thought for the humble bean that produced it. In Dave Eggers' latest socially conscious non-fiction book, a bean's journey involves being trapped in a city pounded by Saudi bombs and twice being taken captive by armed militia, and escaping a...

    ''When Mokhtar made a mistake, Hamood was angry only if Mokhtar made an excuse. 'Own the error and correct it', he said. Hamood had a thousand proverbs and maxims. His favorite was 'Keep your money in your hand, never in your heart'. He used to say that a lot. 'What does it mean?' Mok...

    I read this book because it was written by Dave Eggers. I absolutely loved "Zeitoun". I liked "What Is The What" and "Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?" was intriguing. So I was fairly sure I would like The Monk of Mokha. I was wrong. For the most p...

    I really enjoyed reading this book! It very much reminded me of "Zeitoun" and "What Is the What", which I also enjoyed! This book is the story of Mokhtar, a Yemeni American man who wants to export coffee from Yemen to the U.S., specifically the Bay Area. It's a pretty amazing story, an...

    I won a Goodreads giveaway to get the Monk of Mokha, so here's my review! It's a few weeks into 2018, and I predict this will be the best book I read this year. Before reading this book, I didn't know much about coffee, and I knew Yemen was located south of Saudi Arabia but knew little...

    This book was a perfect combination of two things that truly give me joy in this world - reading and drinking coffee! I will never look at a cuppa java in the same way again, (nor complain about the price!) now that I know so much more than I did just last week, about the journey coffe...

    I wanted to like this book! I should have liked this book! I grew up going to my grandparents coffee plantation, eating the beans, watching the picking, the pealing, the drying, the sorting.... My brother in law still owns a coffee plantation... The book even dealt with events that are...

    I had the chance to see Dave & Mokhtar speak when the book was released. You could tell from their chemistry and mutual respect that the story was going to be well told. Not only is it an inspiring story about chasing the American Dream, it highlights integrity and mutual benefit (...

    All good fun to read, Hollywood style and with a pinch of salt. I would have liked to see the story told by a Yemeni author as I think both the main character and the author were not able to represent the country and its people in a more worthy and less fantastical way due to their pre...

    First appeared here: http://www.thenewdorkreviewofbooks.co... Dave Eggers is one of those rare writers who can make me care intensely about something I knew nothing about before. He did it most notably with his novel What Is The What, about the Lost Boys of the Sudanese Civil War. A...

    Dave Eggers has struck gold once again with the extraordinary story of the Yemeni-American entrepreneur Mokhtar Alkhanshali, "a poor kid from [San Francisco's] Tenderloin who now has found some significant success as a coffee importer." But that description barely scratches the surface...

    Before I write my review, this was an audible copy that I own. This book captured me right from the start. I had not heard of it before but took a chance on it because I've read something else by the author. Mokhtar, a young Yemeni American who grew up in the Tenderloin district of...

    Damn you, Dave Eggers. I got this book from the library after a modest wait ? in the interim, I had read some so-so reviews that took the book to task for being less than careful with the facts and compared it unfavorably to Eggers? riveting (to me, anyway) Zeitoun. So, I had decid...

    Dave Eggers is back with another story of self-discovery and the American dream, and it's *almost* as good as WHAT IS THE WHAT or A HEARTBREAKING WORK OF STAGGERING GENIUS. Mokhtar Alkhanshali comes wonderfully to life here, and Eggers draws out his irrepressible optimism and charming ...

  • Jill Wittkopp
    Jan 31, 2018

    Wow! By the end of ?The Monk of Mokha?, without a sip of coffee or ( tea for me), in me, I felt the stimulant of Dave Eggers non fiction book raising my energy. This is one heck of an amazing rags to riches story.... From DOORMAN ....to CEO COFFEEMAN....our uplifting boost o...

    True account of Yemen-American. When he learns that coffee originated in Yemen, he employs passion, courage, creativity, & humanitarianism to make Yemen coffee the world's best. All that amid daunting poverty, war & politics. Pulitzer prize author. Audio narrator passable, but ...

    There is a lesson in this one...or two. Don't let anyone tell you can't do something. And once you set your mind to something, you can do anything. Well, in this case, said person was almost killed....multiple times. But he DID IT! He did what he set out to do which seemed like an impo...

    This book made me appreciate coffee more. This is the kind of book that keeps you on the edge of the seat while rooting 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 are from Yeme...

    The rags to riches story of a coffee importer, it's more interesting than that sounds. Details are suspiciously sparse toward the end, but I like a happy ending. Waffling between three and four stars. ...

    In a world filled with misery and pain, it's refreshing to read a well written, non-fiction story of a member of our race who overcomes all shades of adversity to succeed when every deck is stacked against him. Like his excellent Zeitoun, Eggers writes in an easily accessible narrative...

    Eggers was the reason why I picked up this book?someone at work handed me an ARC and I was like sure why not? I didn?t even realize it was non-fiction until after the first chapter But holy cow, it was spectacular. It?s about a Yemeni-American who wants to bring high quality Y...

    Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn?t. Mark Twain This is one of those nonfiction books that seems so unbelievable that if it were fiction, you?d think the author should have tried for something more realisti...

    Conditions in Yemen were deteriorating. Virtually no goods were being shipped out of the country. Activity at the ports was concentrated on importing essentials. Medicine was scarce and the vast majority of the country was suffering from food insecurity. The UN considered Yemen on the...

    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 Eggers' fiction and memoi...

    I love the way Dave Eggers tells a larger story through a personal lens. As with Valentino Dent (What is the What) and Abdulrahman Zeitoun, he has taken the life of Mokhtar Alkhanshali and crafted it into a book so readable and yet so informative and true it becomes a real page turner....

    Terrific story (nonfiction) of a young man who found his calling reviving coffee trade in Yemen. In addition to its strong literary and narrative qualities, it's an excellent business book! ...

    Endlessly fascinating and engrossing read. It tells a story of the difficulties and dedication it takes to be a successful entrepreneur; it offers advice and inspiration to college students (or any person really) who is unsure about where their passions lie and what career path to purs...

    3.75 stars. A real life, modern adventure story that is ripe for movie making. Mokhtar Alkhanshani rediscovers the Yemen coffee producing history and globally brings Yemen coffee to recognition and production. His dangerous journey reveals the beautiful but tumultuous setting of Ye...

    I will start by saying: this book is very very different than The Circle. And, it is mostly a book for coffee lovers, because it has a fair share of talking about coffee in addition to a beautiful drive and entrepreneurship. Mokhtar Alkhanshali's story is extremely interesting. At ...

    NEXT time you slurp a cup of coffee, spare a thought for the humble bean that produced it. In Dave Eggers' latest socially conscious non-fiction book, a bean's journey involves being trapped in a city pounded by Saudi bombs and twice being taken captive by armed militia, and escaping a...

    ''When Mokhtar made a mistake, Hamood was angry only if Mokhtar made an excuse. 'Own the error and correct it', he said. Hamood had a thousand proverbs and maxims. His favorite was 'Keep your money in your hand, never in your heart'. He used to say that a lot. 'What does it mean?' Mok...

    I read this book because it was written by Dave Eggers. I absolutely loved "Zeitoun". I liked "What Is The What" and "Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?" was intriguing. So I was fairly sure I would like The Monk of Mokha. I was wrong. For the most p...

    I really enjoyed reading this book! It very much reminded me of "Zeitoun" and "What Is the What", which I also enjoyed! This book is the story of Mokhtar, a Yemeni American man who wants to export coffee from Yemen to the U.S., specifically the Bay Area. It's a pretty amazing story, an...

    I won a Goodreads giveaway to get the Monk of Mokha, so here's my review! It's a few weeks into 2018, and I predict this will be the best book I read this year. Before reading this book, I didn't know much about coffee, and I knew Yemen was located south of Saudi Arabia but knew little...

    This book was a perfect combination of two things that truly give me joy in this world - reading and drinking coffee! I will never look at a cuppa java in the same way again, (nor complain about the price!) now that I know so much more than I did just last week, about the journey coffe...

    I wanted to like this book! I should have liked this book! I grew up going to my grandparents coffee plantation, eating the beans, watching the picking, the pealing, the drying, the sorting.... My brother in law still owns a coffee plantation... The book even dealt with events that are...

    I had the chance to see Dave & Mokhtar speak when the book was released. You could tell from their chemistry and mutual respect that the story was going to be well told. Not only is it an inspiring story about chasing the American Dream, it highlights integrity and mutual benefit (...

  • Sherril
    Apr 17, 2018

    Wow! By the end of ?The Monk of Mokha?, without a sip of coffee or ( tea for me), in me, I felt the stimulant of Dave Eggers non fiction book raising my energy. This is one heck of an amazing rags to riches story.... From DOORMAN ....to CEO COFFEEMAN....our uplifting boost o...

    True account of Yemen-American. When he learns that coffee originated in Yemen, he employs passion, courage, creativity, & humanitarianism to make Yemen coffee the world's best. All that amid daunting poverty, war & politics. Pulitzer prize author. Audio narrator passable, but ...

    There is a lesson in this one...or two. Don't let anyone tell you can't do something. And once you set your mind to something, you can do anything. Well, in this case, said person was almost killed....multiple times. But he DID IT! He did what he set out to do which seemed like an impo...

    This book made me appreciate coffee more. This is the kind of book that keeps you on the edge of the seat while rooting 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 are from Yeme...

    The rags to riches story of a coffee importer, it's more interesting than that sounds. Details are suspiciously sparse toward the end, but I like a happy ending. Waffling between three and four stars. ...

    In a world filled with misery and pain, it's refreshing to read a well written, non-fiction story of a member of our race who overcomes all shades of adversity to succeed when every deck is stacked against him. Like his excellent Zeitoun, Eggers writes in an easily accessible narrative...

    Eggers was the reason why I picked up this book?someone at work handed me an ARC and I was like sure why not? I didn?t even realize it was non-fiction until after the first chapter But holy cow, it was spectacular. It?s about a Yemeni-American who wants to bring high quality Y...

    Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn?t. Mark Twain This is one of those nonfiction books that seems so unbelievable that if it were fiction, you?d think the author should have tried for something more realisti...

    Conditions in Yemen were deteriorating. Virtually no goods were being shipped out of the country. Activity at the ports was concentrated on importing essentials. Medicine was scarce and the vast majority of the country was suffering from food insecurity. The UN considered Yemen on the...

    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 Eggers' fiction and memoi...

    I love the way Dave Eggers tells a larger story through a personal lens. As with Valentino Dent (What is the What) and Abdulrahman Zeitoun, he has taken the life of Mokhtar Alkhanshali and crafted it into a book so readable and yet so informative and true it becomes a real page turner....

    Terrific story (nonfiction) of a young man who found his calling reviving coffee trade in Yemen. In addition to its strong literary and narrative qualities, it's an excellent business book! ...

    Endlessly fascinating and engrossing read. It tells a story of the difficulties and dedication it takes to be a successful entrepreneur; it offers advice and inspiration to college students (or any person really) who is unsure about where their passions lie and what career path to purs...

    3.75 stars. A real life, modern adventure story that is ripe for movie making. Mokhtar Alkhanshani rediscovers the Yemen coffee producing history and globally brings Yemen coffee to recognition and production. His dangerous journey reveals the beautiful but tumultuous setting of Ye...

    I will start by saying: this book is very very different than The Circle. And, it is mostly a book for coffee lovers, because it has a fair share of talking about coffee in addition to a beautiful drive and entrepreneurship. Mokhtar Alkhanshali's story is extremely interesting. At ...

    NEXT time you slurp a cup of coffee, spare a thought for the humble bean that produced it. In Dave Eggers' latest socially conscious non-fiction book, a bean's journey involves being trapped in a city pounded by Saudi bombs and twice being taken captive by armed militia, and escaping a...

    ''When Mokhtar made a mistake, Hamood was angry only if Mokhtar made an excuse. 'Own the error and correct it', he said. Hamood had a thousand proverbs and maxims. His favorite was 'Keep your money in your hand, never in your heart'. He used to say that a lot. 'What does it mean?' Mok...

    I read this book because it was written by Dave Eggers. I absolutely loved "Zeitoun". I liked "What Is The What" and "Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?" was intriguing. So I was fairly sure I would like The Monk of Mokha. I was wrong. For the most p...

  • Laura Walsh
    Feb 12, 2018

    Wow! By the end of ?The Monk of Mokha?, without a sip of coffee or ( tea for me), in me, I felt the stimulant of Dave Eggers non fiction book raising my energy. This is one heck of an amazing rags to riches story.... From DOORMAN ....to CEO COFFEEMAN....our uplifting boost o...

    True account of Yemen-American. When he learns that coffee originated in Yemen, he employs passion, courage, creativity, & humanitarianism to make Yemen coffee the world's best. All that amid daunting poverty, war & politics. Pulitzer prize author. Audio narrator passable, but ...

    There is a lesson in this one...or two. Don't let anyone tell you can't do something. And once you set your mind to something, you can do anything. Well, in this case, said person was almost killed....multiple times. But he DID IT! He did what he set out to do which seemed like an impo...

    This book made me appreciate coffee more. This is the kind of book that keeps you on the edge of the seat while rooting 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 are from Yeme...

    The rags to riches story of a coffee importer, it's more interesting than that sounds. Details are suspiciously sparse toward the end, but I like a happy ending. Waffling between three and four stars. ...

    In a world filled with misery and pain, it's refreshing to read a well written, non-fiction story of a member of our race who overcomes all shades of adversity to succeed when every deck is stacked against him. Like his excellent Zeitoun, Eggers writes in an easily accessible narrative...

    Eggers was the reason why I picked up this book?someone at work handed me an ARC and I was like sure why not? I didn?t even realize it was non-fiction until after the first chapter But holy cow, it was spectacular. It?s about a Yemeni-American who wants to bring high quality Y...

    Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn?t. Mark Twain This is one of those nonfiction books that seems so unbelievable that if it were fiction, you?d think the author should have tried for something more realisti...

    Conditions in Yemen were deteriorating. Virtually no goods were being shipped out of the country. Activity at the ports was concentrated on importing essentials. Medicine was scarce and the vast majority of the country was suffering from food insecurity. The UN considered Yemen on the...

    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 Eggers' fiction and memoi...

    I love the way Dave Eggers tells a larger story through a personal lens. As with Valentino Dent (What is the What) and Abdulrahman Zeitoun, he has taken the life of Mokhtar Alkhanshali and crafted it into a book so readable and yet so informative and true it becomes a real page turner....

    Terrific story (nonfiction) of a young man who found his calling reviving coffee trade in Yemen. In addition to its strong literary and narrative qualities, it's an excellent business book! ...

    Endlessly fascinating and engrossing read. It tells a story of the difficulties and dedication it takes to be a successful entrepreneur; it offers advice and inspiration to college students (or any person really) who is unsure about where their passions lie and what career path to purs...

    3.75 stars. A real life, modern adventure story that is ripe for movie making. Mokhtar Alkhanshani rediscovers the Yemen coffee producing history and globally brings Yemen coffee to recognition and production. His dangerous journey reveals the beautiful but tumultuous setting of Ye...

    I will start by saying: this book is very very different than The Circle. And, it is mostly a book for coffee lovers, because it has a fair share of talking about coffee in addition to a beautiful drive and entrepreneurship. Mokhtar Alkhanshali's story is extremely interesting. At ...

    NEXT time you slurp a cup of coffee, spare a thought for the humble bean that produced it. In Dave Eggers' latest socially conscious non-fiction book, a bean's journey involves being trapped in a city pounded by Saudi bombs and twice being taken captive by armed militia, and escaping a...

    ''When Mokhtar made a mistake, Hamood was angry only if Mokhtar made an excuse. 'Own the error and correct it', he said. Hamood had a thousand proverbs and maxims. His favorite was 'Keep your money in your hand, never in your heart'. He used to say that a lot. 'What does it mean?' Mok...

    I read this book because it was written by Dave Eggers. I absolutely loved "Zeitoun". I liked "What Is The What" and "Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?" was intriguing. So I was fairly sure I would like The Monk of Mokha. I was wrong. For the most p...

    I really enjoyed reading this book! It very much reminded me of "Zeitoun" and "What Is the What", which I also enjoyed! This book is the story of Mokhtar, a Yemeni American man who wants to export coffee from Yemen to the U.S., specifically the Bay Area. It's a pretty amazing story, an...

    I won a Goodreads giveaway to get the Monk of Mokha, so here's my review! It's a few weeks into 2018, and I predict this will be the best book I read this year. Before reading this book, I didn't know much about coffee, and I knew Yemen was located south of Saudi Arabia but knew little...

    This book was a perfect combination of two things that truly give me joy in this world - reading and drinking coffee! I will never look at a cuppa java in the same way again, (nor complain about the price!) now that I know so much more than I did just last week, about the journey coffe...

  • Liza Fireman
    Mar 06, 2018

    Wow! By the end of ?The Monk of Mokha?, without a sip of coffee or ( tea for me), in me, I felt the stimulant of Dave Eggers non fiction book raising my energy. This is one heck of an amazing rags to riches story.... From DOORMAN ....to CEO COFFEEMAN....our uplifting boost o...

    True account of Yemen-American. When he learns that coffee originated in Yemen, he employs passion, courage, creativity, & humanitarianism to make Yemen coffee the world's best. All that amid daunting poverty, war & politics. Pulitzer prize author. Audio narrator passable, but ...

    There is a lesson in this one...or two. Don't let anyone tell you can't do something. And once you set your mind to something, you can do anything. Well, in this case, said person was almost killed....multiple times. But he DID IT! He did what he set out to do which seemed like an impo...

    This book made me appreciate coffee more. This is the kind of book that keeps you on the edge of the seat while rooting 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 are from Yeme...

    The rags to riches story of a coffee importer, it's more interesting than that sounds. Details are suspiciously sparse toward the end, but I like a happy ending. Waffling between three and four stars. ...

    In a world filled with misery and pain, it's refreshing to read a well written, non-fiction story of a member of our race who overcomes all shades of adversity to succeed when every deck is stacked against him. Like his excellent Zeitoun, Eggers writes in an easily accessible narrative...

    Eggers was the reason why I picked up this book?someone at work handed me an ARC and I was like sure why not? I didn?t even realize it was non-fiction until after the first chapter But holy cow, it was spectacular. It?s about a Yemeni-American who wants to bring high quality Y...

    Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn?t. Mark Twain This is one of those nonfiction books that seems so unbelievable that if it were fiction, you?d think the author should have tried for something more realisti...

    Conditions in Yemen were deteriorating. Virtually no goods were being shipped out of the country. Activity at the ports was concentrated on importing essentials. Medicine was scarce and the vast majority of the country was suffering from food insecurity. The UN considered Yemen on the...

    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 Eggers' fiction and memoi...

    I love the way Dave Eggers tells a larger story through a personal lens. As with Valentino Dent (What is the What) and Abdulrahman Zeitoun, he has taken the life of Mokhtar Alkhanshali and crafted it into a book so readable and yet so informative and true it becomes a real page turner....

    Terrific story (nonfiction) of a young man who found his calling reviving coffee trade in Yemen. In addition to its strong literary and narrative qualities, it's an excellent business book! ...

    Endlessly fascinating and engrossing read. It tells a story of the difficulties and dedication it takes to be a successful entrepreneur; it offers advice and inspiration to college students (or any person really) who is unsure about where their passions lie and what career path to purs...

    3.75 stars. A real life, modern adventure story that is ripe for movie making. Mokhtar Alkhanshani rediscovers the Yemen coffee producing history and globally brings Yemen coffee to recognition and production. His dangerous journey reveals the beautiful but tumultuous setting of Ye...

    I will start by saying: this book is very very different than The Circle. And, it is mostly a book for coffee lovers, because it has a fair share of talking about coffee in addition to a beautiful drive and entrepreneurship. Mokhtar Alkhanshali's story is extremely interesting. At ...

  • Pinar Coskun
    May 21, 2018

    Wow! By the end of ?The Monk of Mokha?, without a sip of coffee or ( tea for me), in me, I felt the stimulant of Dave Eggers non fiction book raising my energy. This is one heck of an amazing rags to riches story.... From DOORMAN ....to CEO COFFEEMAN....our uplifting boost o...

    True account of Yemen-American. When he learns that coffee originated in Yemen, he employs passion, courage, creativity, & humanitarianism to make Yemen coffee the world's best. All that amid daunting poverty, war & politics. Pulitzer prize author. Audio narrator passable, but ...

    There is a lesson in this one...or two. Don't let anyone tell you can't do something. And once you set your mind to something, you can do anything. Well, in this case, said person was almost killed....multiple times. But he DID IT! He did what he set out to do which seemed like an impo...

    This book made me appreciate coffee more. This is the kind of book that keeps you on the edge of the seat while rooting 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 are from Yeme...

    The rags to riches story of a coffee importer, it's more interesting than that sounds. Details are suspiciously sparse toward the end, but I like a happy ending. Waffling between three and four stars. ...

    In a world filled with misery and pain, it's refreshing to read a well written, non-fiction story of a member of our race who overcomes all shades of adversity to succeed when every deck is stacked against him. Like his excellent Zeitoun, Eggers writes in an easily accessible narrative...

    Eggers was the reason why I picked up this book?someone at work handed me an ARC and I was like sure why not? I didn?t even realize it was non-fiction until after the first chapter But holy cow, it was spectacular. It?s about a Yemeni-American who wants to bring high quality Y...

    Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn?t. Mark Twain This is one of those nonfiction books that seems so unbelievable that if it were fiction, you?d think the author should have tried for something more realisti...

    Conditions in Yemen were deteriorating. Virtually no goods were being shipped out of the country. Activity at the ports was concentrated on importing essentials. Medicine was scarce and the vast majority of the country was suffering from food insecurity. The UN considered Yemen on the...

    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 Eggers' fiction and memoi...

    I love the way Dave Eggers tells a larger story through a personal lens. As with Valentino Dent (What is the What) and Abdulrahman Zeitoun, he has taken the life of Mokhtar Alkhanshali and crafted it into a book so readable and yet so informative and true it becomes a real page turner....

    Terrific story (nonfiction) of a young man who found his calling reviving coffee trade in Yemen. In addition to its strong literary and narrative qualities, it's an excellent business book! ...

    Endlessly fascinating and engrossing read. It tells a story of the difficulties and dedication it takes to be a successful entrepreneur; it offers advice and inspiration to college students (or any person really) who is unsure about where their passions lie and what career path to purs...

    3.75 stars. A real life, modern adventure story that is ripe for movie making. Mokhtar Alkhanshani rediscovers the Yemen coffee producing history and globally brings Yemen coffee to recognition and production. His dangerous journey reveals the beautiful but tumultuous setting of Ye...

    I will start by saying: this book is very very different than The Circle. And, it is mostly a book for coffee lovers, because it has a fair share of talking about coffee in addition to a beautiful drive and entrepreneurship. Mokhtar Alkhanshali's story is extremely interesting. At ...

    NEXT time you slurp a cup of coffee, spare a thought for the humble bean that produced it. In Dave Eggers' latest socially conscious non-fiction book, a bean's journey involves being trapped in a city pounded by Saudi bombs and twice being taken captive by armed militia, and escaping a...

    ''When Mokhtar made a mistake, Hamood was angry only if Mokhtar made an excuse. 'Own the error and correct it', he said. Hamood had a thousand proverbs and maxims. His favorite was 'Keep your money in your hand, never in your heart'. He used to say that a lot. 'What does it mean?' Mok...

    I read this book because it was written by Dave Eggers. I absolutely loved "Zeitoun". I liked "What Is The What" and "Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?" was intriguing. So I was fairly sure I would like The Monk of Mokha. I was wrong. For the most p...

    I really enjoyed reading this book! It very much reminded me of "Zeitoun" and "What Is the What", which I also enjoyed! This book is the story of Mokhtar, a Yemeni American man who wants to export coffee from Yemen to the U.S., specifically the Bay Area. It's a pretty amazing story, an...

    I won a Goodreads giveaway to get the Monk of Mokha, so here's my review! It's a few weeks into 2018, and I predict this will be the best book I read this year. Before reading this book, I didn't know much about coffee, and I knew Yemen was located south of Saudi Arabia but knew little...

    This book was a perfect combination of two things that truly give me joy in this world - reading and drinking coffee! I will never look at a cuppa java in the same way again, (nor complain about the price!) now that I know so much more than I did just last week, about the journey coffe...

    I wanted to like this book! I should have liked this book! I grew up going to my grandparents coffee plantation, eating the beans, watching the picking, the pealing, the drying, the sorting.... My brother in law still owns a coffee plantation... The book even dealt with events that are...

    I had the chance to see Dave & Mokhtar speak when the book was released. You could tell from their chemistry and mutual respect that the story was going to be well told. Not only is it an inspiring story about chasing the American Dream, it highlights integrity and mutual benefit (...

    All good fun to read, Hollywood style and with a pinch of salt. I would have liked to see the story told by a Yemeni author as I think both the main character and the author were not able to represent the country and its people in a more worthy and less fantastical way due to their pre...

  • Lacy
    Jan 19, 2018

    Wow! By the end of ?The Monk of Mokha?, without a sip of coffee or ( tea for me), in me, I felt the stimulant of Dave Eggers non fiction book raising my energy. This is one heck of an amazing rags to riches story.... From DOORMAN ....to CEO COFFEEMAN....our uplifting boost o...

    True account of Yemen-American. When he learns that coffee originated in Yemen, he employs passion, courage, creativity, & humanitarianism to make Yemen coffee the world's best. All that amid daunting poverty, war & politics. Pulitzer prize author. Audio narrator passable, but ...

    There is a lesson in this one...or two. Don't let anyone tell you can't do something. And once you set your mind to something, you can do anything. Well, in this case, said person was almost killed....multiple times. But he DID IT! He did what he set out to do which seemed like an impo...

    This book made me appreciate coffee more. This is the kind of book that keeps you on the edge of the seat while rooting 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 are from Yeme...

    The rags to riches story of a coffee importer, it's more interesting than that sounds. Details are suspiciously sparse toward the end, but I like a happy ending. Waffling between three and four stars. ...

    In a world filled with misery and pain, it's refreshing to read a well written, non-fiction story of a member of our race who overcomes all shades of adversity to succeed when every deck is stacked against him. Like his excellent Zeitoun, Eggers writes in an easily accessible narrative...

    Eggers was the reason why I picked up this book?someone at work handed me an ARC and I was like sure why not? I didn?t even realize it was non-fiction until after the first chapter But holy cow, it was spectacular. It?s about a Yemeni-American who wants to bring high quality Y...

    Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn?t. Mark Twain This is one of those nonfiction books that seems so unbelievable that if it were fiction, you?d think the author should have tried for something more realisti...

    Conditions in Yemen were deteriorating. Virtually no goods were being shipped out of the country. Activity at the ports was concentrated on importing essentials. Medicine was scarce and the vast majority of the country was suffering from food insecurity. The UN considered Yemen on the...

    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 Eggers' fiction and memoi...

    I love the way Dave Eggers tells a larger story through a personal lens. As with Valentino Dent (What is the What) and Abdulrahman Zeitoun, he has taken the life of Mokhtar Alkhanshali and crafted it into a book so readable and yet so informative and true it becomes a real page turner....

    Terrific story (nonfiction) of a young man who found his calling reviving coffee trade in Yemen. In addition to its strong literary and narrative qualities, it's an excellent business book! ...

    Endlessly fascinating and engrossing read. It tells a story of the difficulties and dedication it takes to be a successful entrepreneur; it offers advice and inspiration to college students (or any person really) who is unsure about where their passions lie and what career path to purs...

    3.75 stars. A real life, modern adventure story that is ripe for movie making. Mokhtar Alkhanshani rediscovers the Yemen coffee producing history and globally brings Yemen coffee to recognition and production. His dangerous journey reveals the beautiful but tumultuous setting of Ye...

    I will start by saying: this book is very very different than The Circle. And, it is mostly a book for coffee lovers, because it has a fair share of talking about coffee in addition to a beautiful drive and entrepreneurship. Mokhtar Alkhanshali's story is extremely interesting. At ...

    NEXT time you slurp a cup of coffee, spare a thought for the humble bean that produced it. In Dave Eggers' latest socially conscious non-fiction book, a bean's journey involves being trapped in a city pounded by Saudi bombs and twice being taken captive by armed militia, and escaping a...

    ''When Mokhtar made a mistake, Hamood was angry only if Mokhtar made an excuse. 'Own the error and correct it', he said. Hamood had a thousand proverbs and maxims. His favorite was 'Keep your money in your hand, never in your heart'. He used to say that a lot. 'What does it mean?' Mok...

    I read this book because it was written by Dave Eggers. I absolutely loved "Zeitoun". I liked "What Is The What" and "Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?" was intriguing. So I was fairly sure I would like The Monk of Mokha. I was wrong. For the most p...

    I really enjoyed reading this book! It very much reminded me of "Zeitoun" and "What Is the What", which I also enjoyed! This book is the story of Mokhtar, a Yemeni American man who wants to export coffee from Yemen to the U.S., specifically the Bay Area. It's a pretty amazing story, an...

    I won a Goodreads giveaway to get the Monk of Mokha, so here's my review! It's a few weeks into 2018, and I predict this will be the best book I read this year. Before reading this book, I didn't know much about coffee, and I knew Yemen was located south of Saudi Arabia but knew little...

  • da AL
    Feb 14, 2018

    Wow! By the end of ?The Monk of Mokha?, without a sip of coffee or ( tea for me), in me, I felt the stimulant of Dave Eggers non fiction book raising my energy. This is one heck of an amazing rags to riches story.... From DOORMAN ....to CEO COFFEEMAN....our uplifting boost o...

    True account of Yemen-American. When he learns that coffee originated in Yemen, he employs passion, courage, creativity, & humanitarianism to make Yemen coffee the world's best. All that amid daunting poverty, war & politics. Pulitzer prize author. Audio narrator passable, but ...

  • Lori
    Jun 04, 2018

    Wow! By the end of ?The Monk of Mokha?, without a sip of coffee or ( tea for me), in me, I felt the stimulant of Dave Eggers non fiction book raising my energy. This is one heck of an amazing rags to riches story.... From DOORMAN ....to CEO COFFEEMAN....our uplifting boost o...

    True account of Yemen-American. When he learns that coffee originated in Yemen, he employs passion, courage, creativity, & humanitarianism to make Yemen coffee the world's best. All that amid daunting poverty, war & politics. Pulitzer prize author. Audio narrator passable, but ...

    There is a lesson in this one...or two. Don't let anyone tell you can't do something. And once you set your mind to something, you can do anything. Well, in this case, said person was almost killed....multiple times. But he DID IT! He did what he set out to do which seemed like an impo...

    This book made me appreciate coffee more. This is the kind of book that keeps you on the edge of the seat while rooting 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 are from Yeme...

    The rags to riches story of a coffee importer, it's more interesting than that sounds. Details are suspiciously sparse toward the end, but I like a happy ending. Waffling between three and four stars. ...

  • Jay Chi
    Jan 22, 2018

    Wow! By the end of ?The Monk of Mokha?, without a sip of coffee or ( tea for me), in me, I felt the stimulant of Dave Eggers non fiction book raising my energy. This is one heck of an amazing rags to riches story.... From DOORMAN ....to CEO COFFEEMAN....our uplifting boost o...

    True account of Yemen-American. When he learns that coffee originated in Yemen, he employs passion, courage, creativity, & humanitarianism to make Yemen coffee the world's best. All that amid daunting poverty, war & politics. Pulitzer prize author. Audio narrator passable, but ...

    There is a lesson in this one...or two. Don't let anyone tell you can't do something. And once you set your mind to something, you can do anything. Well, in this case, said person was almost killed....multiple times. But he DID IT! He did what he set out to do which seemed like an impo...

    This book made me appreciate coffee more. This is the kind of book that keeps you on the edge of the seat while rooting 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 are from Yeme...

    The rags to riches story of a coffee importer, it's more interesting than that sounds. Details are suspiciously sparse toward the end, but I like a happy ending. Waffling between three and four stars. ...

    In a world filled with misery and pain, it's refreshing to read a well written, non-fiction story of a member of our race who overcomes all shades of adversity to succeed when every deck is stacked against him. Like his excellent Zeitoun, Eggers writes in an easily accessible narrative...

    Eggers was the reason why I picked up this book?someone at work handed me an ARC and I was like sure why not? I didn?t even realize it was non-fiction until after the first chapter But holy cow, it was spectacular. It?s about a Yemeni-American who wants to bring high quality Y...

    Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn?t. Mark Twain This is one of those nonfiction books that seems so unbelievable that if it were fiction, you?d think the author should have tried for something more realisti...

    Conditions in Yemen were deteriorating. Virtually no goods were being shipped out of the country. Activity at the ports was concentrated on importing essentials. Medicine was scarce and the vast majority of the country was suffering from food insecurity. The UN considered Yemen on the...

    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 Eggers' fiction and memoi...

    I love the way Dave Eggers tells a larger story through a personal lens. As with Valentino Dent (What is the What) and Abdulrahman Zeitoun, he has taken the life of Mokhtar Alkhanshali and crafted it into a book so readable and yet so informative and true it becomes a real page turner....

    Terrific story (nonfiction) of a young man who found his calling reviving coffee trade in Yemen. In addition to its strong literary and narrative qualities, it's an excellent business book! ...

    Endlessly fascinating and engrossing read. It tells a story of the difficulties and dedication it takes to be a successful entrepreneur; it offers advice and inspiration to college students (or any person really) who is unsure about where their passions lie and what career path to purs...

  • MetroBookChat
    Jan 24, 2018

    Wow! By the end of ?The Monk of Mokha?, without a sip of coffee or ( tea for me), in me, I felt the stimulant of Dave Eggers non fiction book raising my energy. This is one heck of an amazing rags to riches story.... From DOORMAN ....to CEO COFFEEMAN....our uplifting boost o...

    True account of Yemen-American. When he learns that coffee originated in Yemen, he employs passion, courage, creativity, & humanitarianism to make Yemen coffee the world's best. All that amid daunting poverty, war & politics. Pulitzer prize author. Audio narrator passable, but ...

    There is a lesson in this one...or two. Don't let anyone tell you can't do something. And once you set your mind to something, you can do anything. Well, in this case, said person was almost killed....multiple times. But he DID IT! He did what he set out to do which seemed like an impo...

    This book made me appreciate coffee more. This is the kind of book that keeps you on the edge of the seat while rooting 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 are from Yeme...

    The rags to riches story of a coffee importer, it's more interesting than that sounds. Details are suspiciously sparse toward the end, but I like a happy ending. Waffling between three and four stars. ...

    In a world filled with misery and pain, it's refreshing to read a well written, non-fiction story of a member of our race who overcomes all shades of adversity to succeed when every deck is stacked against him. Like his excellent Zeitoun, Eggers writes in an easily accessible narrative...

    Eggers was the reason why I picked up this book?someone at work handed me an ARC and I was like sure why not? I didn?t even realize it was non-fiction until after the first chapter But holy cow, it was spectacular. It?s about a Yemeni-American who wants to bring high quality Y...

    Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn?t. Mark Twain This is one of those nonfiction books that seems so unbelievable that if it were fiction, you?d think the author should have tried for something more realisti...

    Conditions in Yemen were deteriorating. Virtually no goods were being shipped out of the country. Activity at the ports was concentrated on importing essentials. Medicine was scarce and the vast majority of the country was suffering from food insecurity. The UN considered Yemen on the...

    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 Eggers' fiction and memoi...

    I love the way Dave Eggers tells a larger story through a personal lens. As with Valentino Dent (What is the What) and Abdulrahman Zeitoun, he has taken the life of Mokhtar Alkhanshali and crafted it into a book so readable and yet so informative and true it becomes a real page turner....

    Terrific story (nonfiction) of a young man who found his calling reviving coffee trade in Yemen. In addition to its strong literary and narrative qualities, it's an excellent business book! ...

    Endlessly fascinating and engrossing read. It tells a story of the difficulties and dedication it takes to be a successful entrepreneur; it offers advice and inspiration to college students (or any person really) who is unsure about where their passions lie and what career path to purs...

    3.75 stars. A real life, modern adventure story that is ripe for movie making. Mokhtar Alkhanshani rediscovers the Yemen coffee producing history and globally brings Yemen coffee to recognition and production. His dangerous journey reveals the beautiful but tumultuous setting of Ye...

    I will start by saying: this book is very very different than The Circle. And, it is mostly a book for coffee lovers, because it has a fair share of talking about coffee in addition to a beautiful drive and entrepreneurship. Mokhtar Alkhanshali's story is extremely interesting. At ...

    NEXT time you slurp a cup of coffee, spare a thought for the humble bean that produced it. In Dave Eggers' latest socially conscious non-fiction book, a bean's journey involves being trapped in a city pounded by Saudi bombs and twice being taken captive by armed militia, and escaping a...