Azmeraw Zekele is one of the new breed of African entrepreneurs who are creating new business models through interesting forms of sustainable manufacturing. Based in Mek'ele, Ethiopia Azmeraw and his staff are recycling used mortar shells from the 1998-2000 war between Ethiopia and Eritea and turning them into cylinders for coffee machines.
Word from the streets of Mek'ele is it makes a damn good cup of joe.
'End of post' story - In learning about this story I also found an interesting piece on the uses Llamas to spot fake decaf coffee. Lesson for today: always trust a llama to get you the right coffee.
I love it when people use the brains the Good Lord gave them. He's truly using his brains to come up with ways to recycle.