Makecoffeenotwar

MAKECOFFEENOTWAR

Originally uploaded by dealingwith

From weapons of war to great coffee

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.

original photo by carissa byers, used w/o permission ;)