With an innovative menu serving coffee from crop to cup, Mokha 1450 offers the finest coffee in a boutique experience format unlike any other. While combining classic ingredients with the ancient origins of coffee, this concept ensures exemplary practices as everything done here lies at the ‘Heart of Coffee’. It’s located at three different venues, including Khawaneej which is open from 10am to 12am, Al Wasl which is open from 7am to 10pm and to 11pm on weekends and Palm Jumeirah which is open from 7am to 10pm and 11pm on weekends.
ABOUT MOKHA 1450
THE NAME OF MOKHA 1450 IS BORN FROM THE EARLIEST APPEARANCE OF COFFEE CULTURE
Yemen and Ethiopia have long contended for the distinction of being the source of coffee. The first written text referring to coffee is believed to have come from Sufi monks in Yemen in southern Arabia but in Africa, the oral storytelling of Kaldi the Ethiopian goat herder, who fed his flock coffee and watched as they reacted to the beans before deciding to try it himself, long pre-dates the written text of Yemen. We believe Ethiopia to be the source of coffee; however, Yemen is recognized as being instrumental in bringing coffee to the World from their port of Mokha in the middle of the fifteenth century.
Mokha 1450 is the ‘Heart of Coffee’
MOKHA 1450 goes back to the source focusing heavily on the twin origins of coffee; Ethiopia and Yemen to emphasize where all coffee comes from and where coffee begins its journey to its drinkers across the World. We provide our connoisseurs with unique experience by sourcing coffees that limited in quantity and are exclusive to us that can be found only at Mokha 1450 and nowhere else in the world, hence the “Boutique” in our name. Most importantly, we also provide our connoisseurs with a strong link to the forgotten people; the coffee farmer; primarily women, living sometimes in poverty and doing the exceptionally hard and thankless work of providing coffee; one of the most globally consumed products in history
Our philosophy is an attempt to do coffee the right way in providing a model where the end user and the farmer share more equitably in the burdens and rewards in producing an amazing cup of coffee. As most people are unaware of Yemen’s historical significance in bringing coffee to the world, so too are the present day drinkers of coffee unaware of the contribution from female farmers all over the world in producing coffee for global consumption. Women, who generally do most of the labor, represent and create 90% of the coffee value chain but constitute a woeful 5% ownership and management within the coffee supply industry.
We at Mokha 1450 aim to radically change this statistic. We have discovered that, to secure exceptional coffees ethically on a consistent basis is to pay a fair price that equitably compensates the famers for their hard work or embarking on a collaborative approach with the female farmers as the situation dictates to help them overcome some of the country specific burdens that have held them back in the past. We have started from the heart of coffee, ethically sourcing from women’s cooperatives such as our exceptionally driven female coffee farmer Fatimah Khabeer in Yemen.
In working with Fatimah Khabeer in Yemen we have establish exemplary standards and a level of consistency that is generally elusive to Yemeni coffee through training and working with our in country partners to assist with quality control as well as through providing investments where needed. The result of this collaboration is that we have secured tremendous high quality coffee that we have closely monitored from harvest to export.