Mission, Path and Passion.
The Mokha Institute was founded by, Mokhtar Alkhanshali, an American of Yemeni descent. Mokhtar spent years traveling across Yemen surveying coffee growing areas. Throughout his travels he heard stories of his ancestors rich coffee history, learned all about coffee, its many amazing varietals, measured rainfall, slept on mountains, and observed farming practices. There in the highlands of Yemen The Mokha Institute’s mission developed: enable coffee stakeholders in Yemen to attain greater economic stability and prosperity by elevating the quality of the coffee beans produced in Yemen, improving their access to the global market and collaborating with them to find tailored sustainable solutions to their needs.