Join me and Mokhtar Alkhanshali (historian, community historian and coffee innovator) as we follow the roots of Coffee from Ethiopia, Yemen to Makkah and then Istanbul and Europe. Mokhtar shares the intimate history of Coffee in Islam and its uses for the praise of God, its near ban and then its spread into Europe and Asia.

Podcast Notes:

Mokhtar mentions the book “The Merchant Houses of Mocha” by Nancy Umm

The Muhammadan Bean A BBC podcast on the history of coffee by Abdul-Rehman Malik

The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers