In collaboration with Jameel Arts Centre, we’re hosting a podcast listening party to spark a conversation around, “Serious Jolt,” an episode about Yemeni coffee and its journey to a hipster coffee shop in the United States. Come with your thoughts, stories or just come with a friend.
After immersing himself in the specialty coffee world of California, Mokhtar noticed that there was a lack of Yemeni coffee representation and decided to visit Yemen’s coffee farms in 2013. Navigating the war-torn country and facing multiple near-death experiences along the way, he finally brought Yemeni Port of Mokha coffee to the world stage at the Specialty Coffee Association Event in 2015. Mokhtar continues to run Port of Mokha despite challenges posed by the ongoing Yemeni war, and is able to pay his farmers some of the highest possible wages, ensuring a positive living standard for his coffee family.
This event is part of the Jameel’s Ramadan Nights series of special cultural programming on Tuesday and Friday nights during the Holy Month.