Meet the MD of Mokha 1450 coffee boutique

Time Out meets one of the leading figures in Dubai's coffee culture, Garfield Kerr, MD of Mokha 1450 coffee boutique

Interview

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.

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