YEMEN: Imam's Coffee

British bombees last week gratefully gulped mugs of the finest Mocha coffee, quite unconscious of the fact that Arab experts in Whitehall were afraid that their beverage might cause a diplomatic incident.

Into the sun-hammered compound of Aden's Government House one day this spring ambled two mean, dusty camels, bearing on their backs 1,200 pounds of coffee for Governor Sir John Hathorn Hall. The coffee was a gift from the Imam of the Red Sea state of Yemen. Connoisseurs call the Mocha coffee of Yemen the finest in the world, but Sir John had an even better reason to be...

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