Yemen is the first place coffee was commercialized, traded through the port city of Al Mahka (Mokha).
Yemeni coffees are like no other. Maybe that's a good thing.
Sana'a is probably no more or less difficult to navigate than any other Arabian or African capital.
This was the only place I saw the use of shade trees for the coffee in Yemen.
A collection of photographs along the way.
They have great coffee here, and more of the crop is terrace-grown than what we saw in Saihi the day before.
The old port city is Al Mohka (Al Mocha, Al Mahka) which is where the name Mocha coffee came from.
We were going to meet farmers in the Haimi growing area. But we were flagged down and a turnout along the way by farmers from the Ismaili growing region.
We returned to Sana'a to do some coffee cupper training, and to have a nighttime stroll around the old city.
And my sole travel buddy on this trip, Mr Duane from Stumptown Coffee Roasters in Portland and Seattle.