YEMEN’S MOST EXQUISITE COFFEES GO TO AUCTION AUGUST 31st, 2022
The Mokha Institute (TMI), in collaboration with the Unity of Coffee department of Yemen’s Ministry of Agriculture and local authorities, have organized the inaugural National Yemen Coffee Auction. 161 submissions have undergone rigorous testing and examination to be narrowed down the best 28 lots.
The National Yemen Coffee Auction is a collaboration between the Union of Yemeni Coffee Farmer cooperatives, Yemen’s Unity of Coffee Organization, Yemeni Coffee Exporters Association and the Mokha Institute. It represents the only auction in Yemen that has unanimous support from Yemen’s coffee community.
“This is the first time in Yemen’s 600 year coffee history that its farmers will have direct access to the global coffee market.”
Founder & President, The Mokha Institute
“Coffee is intricately connected with the legacy of Yemen. The national Yemen Coffee Auction provides a platform for coffee farmers around Yemen to showcase their unique coffees and to connect with coffee buyers around the world.”
Co-founder, The Mokha Institute
“We believe the National Yemen Coffee Auction will be an incredible bridge for Yemeni coffee to the world.”
President, Yemen’s Unity of Coffee Organization
About the Mokha Institute
The Mokha Institute is a US- and Yemen-based nonprofit institute that focuses on economic development in Yemen primarily through the country’s coffee sector. Founded by two coffee professionals with a shared love of coffee and Yemen—Mokhtar Alkhanshali and Willem Boot—The Mokha Institute seeks to build, empower, and uplift Yemen through improving the coffee industry infrastructure, enabling farmers and coffee stakeholders to participate in the global coffee industry, and engaging Yemenis around the belief that coffee can provide economic security and social empowerment.
The National Yemen Coffee Auction (NYCA) is the flagship program of The Mokha Institute. Through the NYCA, we aim to have an immediate ecomomic impact through providing Yemen’s coffee sector with direct access to the global specialty coffee market for the first time in history.
The Mokha Institute is registered as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. To learn more and contribute, please visit us at www.themokhainstitute.org.