Rumi's Cave

Rediscovering the Mocha Road – The History of Coffee



with Mokhtar Alkhanshali  (Yemen)

Join us for an evening about the history of coffee with social historian and innovator Mokhtar Alkanshali @ Rumi’s Cave

Date: Sunday 13th November, 2016

Admission: 6:15pm

Talk : 6:30 – 8:30pm

Booking Fee: £8 via eventbrite, £10 on the door


The history of the coffee bean has had tremendous links to Muslim farmers and exporters globally.

From a Yemeni/Ethiopian shepherd to shaping European political thought to over 1 billion cups consumed per day, this Muslim innovation is one of the most important inventions of human history.

Rums Cave with SA’ADAH السعادة are organising a program in London which is one of the best coffee loving cities of the world. Mokhtar Alkhanshali aims to disseminate his deep knowledge on the origins of coffee, in particular the Islamic History, discuss the coffee science (biology & sensory) and then share his passion of how coffee can nurture profoud social impact work within society.

About Speaker:

From the earliest origins to the current day, coffee innovator and “bridge builder” Mokhtar Alkhanshali of Port of Mocha will take you on an engaging journey, sharing the challenges of agricultural intervention work in a war zone, contrasted with the beauty of Yemen, and presented in a digital presentation of his excursion through the Middle East and West. Mokhtar Alkhanshali is a social historian, coffee farmer and community organiser and in 2013 he began to focus on his family’s homeland Yemen and began working on the ground with farmers along every step of the coffee value chain. He focused on building infrastructure, providing them with state-of-the-art equipment and introducing them to international markets. His coffee has been rated as one of the world’s best coffee and can be found in specialty coffee shops across The U.S, Europe and Asia. Join us for an evening of conversation with Mokhtar as he shares with us a wonderful digital presentation tracing back the journey of the coffee bean back to his homeland of Yemen, to his now being imported to the western world.

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