Time Out meets one of the leading figures in Dubai's coffee culture, Garfield Kerr, MD of Mokha 1450 coffee boutique
Time Out Dubai staff
What does a coffee connoisseur do? We ethically source unique coffees from mostly female co-operatives around the world. Then we offer them to a sophisticated local clientele. And teach people about coffee.
Why do we need someone to teach us about coffee? It’s the simplest yet most complicated of topics. Most people drink mass-market coffee. Sometimes you need an experienced barista to open your eyes.
Do you just drink coffee all day? Yes. I drink coffee all day and get interrupted to pay the bills and find new locations. Then I drink some more.
Do you ever just fancy a cup of chai latte instead? What is this chai latte of which you speak? Is that the French word for coffee enjoyed while lounging in a chair? If so then yes, sometimes.