From the acknowledged columnist of The Circle and What Is the What, a heart-pounding accurate adventure that weaves calm the history of coffee, the struggles of accustomed Yemenis active through civilian war and the adventuresome adventure of a adolescent man--a Muslim and a U.S. citizen--following the best American of dreams.
Mokhtar Alkhanshali grew up in San Francisco, one of seven ancestors brought up by Yemeni immigrants in a tiny apartment. At age twenty-four, clumsy to pay for college, he works as a doorman, until a adventitious appointment awakens his absorption in coffee and its affluent history in Yemen. Reinventing himself, he sets out to apprentice about coffee cultivation, baking and importing. He campaign to Yemen and visits farms in every bend of the country, accession samples, acquisitive to advance agronomics methods and advice Yemeni farmers accompany their coffee aback to its above glory. And he is on the border of success back civilian war engulfs Yemen in 2015. The U.S. admiral closes, Saudi bombs activate to rain bottomward on the country and Mokhtar is trapped in Yemen.