Jeff Abella

Jeff Abella Moka OriginsJeff’s key motivations are good coffee, ethical chocolate, his family and empowered communities. Jeff started working in Cameroon, Africa in 2007 and has been focused on humanitarian development initiatives ever since. His passion for social entrepreneurship led him to on humanitarian projects not only in West Africa, but North India and Central Mexico as well.

In 2015, Jeff co-founded an impact-driven cacao and coffee farming project in Cameroon. This spiraled into establishing Moka Origins, a Pennsylvania based craft chocolate and coffee roasting company.

Jeff currently serves as the Managing Director for Himalayan Institute Cameroon, and CEO of Moka Origins with a keen focus over reciprocity and social impact at origin. He also serves as a board member of the FedEx Entrepreneur Advisory Board and Communication Chairperson for the Fine Chocolate Industry Association.

Jeff loves to talk to groups about social entrepreneurship, small business strategy, and how to use business as a way to do good in the world. Recent keynote talks included those to Facebook, YALE, United Against Human Trafficking, Camp IHCMalvern Prep, Penn State University and Howard University.

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