Beyond the bean: Coffee importer’s conscience fuels Eggers’ adventure story [SF Chronicle]

David Eggers, acclaimed author and founder of 826 Valencia, which opened the Tenderloin Center in 2016, has released his latest book, The Monk of Mokha, which tells the harrowing story of Mokhtar Alkhanshali. Raised in the Tenderloin, Alkhanshaji first made news in 2015, when he shared his journey to secure coffee beans from his family's homeland of Yemen amid an escalating war. Now the pair have been traveling around the City promoting the book while providing opportunity for Tenderloin youth through a scholarship program. Read more at SF Chronicle.