Bestselling author Dave Eggers’ new book, The Monk of Mokha, tells the story of Mokhtar Alkhanshali, a Yemeni-American man who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee. At 24, Alkhanshali works as a doorman until a chance encounter awakens his interest in coffee and its rich history in Yemen. Reinventing himself, he travels to Yemen eager to help farmers bring their coffee back to its former glory. He’s on the verge of success when he’s trapped in Yemen by civil war. This true story weaves together the history of coffee, the struggles of everyday Yemenis living through civil war, and the courageous journey of a young man – a Muslim and a U.S. citizen—following the most American of dreams.