Mike Beversluis

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Yeah, Hi, I'd like a Shot of Espresso Please

This is pretty cool: From weapons of war to great coffee [By Amber Henshaw, BBC News]

In biblical times they said "turn your swords into ploughshares", now in northern Ethiopia a tradesman is bringing the saying into the 21st Century.

In his workshop in Mekele, just 120 km from Ethiopia's border with Eritrea, Azmeraw Zeleke is turning burnt-out shells into cylinders used in coffee machines.


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