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Date: 17 Mar 2007 12:29:39
From: Roger Shoaf
Subject: Ethopian coffe maker
Necessity is the mother of invention.

http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUSL1443239220070315


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Roger Shoaf
If you are not part of the solution, you are not dissolved in the solvent.






 
Date: 19 Mar 2007 07:21:48
From: cpaullie
Subject: Re: Ethopian coffe maker

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> > Necessity is the mother of invention.
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> >http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUSL1443239220070315
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> > --
> > Roger Shoaf
> > If you are not part of the solution, you are not dissolved in the solvent


Many thanks for the great post - made my morning!

Cheers,

Paul M



  
Date: 20 Mar 2007 13:16:10
From: Brent
Subject: Re: Ethopian coffe maker
This story has been around before, but with more information, but I can't
remember where, but I do recall theyre espresso machines...

Brent

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>> > Necessity is the mother of invention.
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>> >http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUSL1443239220070315
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>> > --
>> > Roger Shoaf
>> > If you are not part of the solution, you are not dissolved in the
>> > solvent
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>
> Many thanks for the great post - made my morning!
>
> Cheers,
>
> Paul M
>




 
Date: 18 Mar 2007 22:37:44
From: Jack Denver
Subject: Re: Ethopian coffe maker
Swords into plowshares, mortar shells into boilers.

The article is unclear about what kind of "coffee machine" he makes but from
the picture it's pretty clear that the shells get made into the boiler of an
espresso machine. I've heard from others that espresso machines are fairly
common in Ethiopia (and an espresso costs a few pennies) though I had always
assumed that they were imported from Italy. It's really an impressive
display of 3rd world ingenuity to make your own espresso machine this way.
I'm guessing he salvages bits and pieces of older machines (p'stats, pumps,
group heads, elements etc. to make up his machines and that he improvises
the frame, end caps for the boiler, etc.

I wonder if the brass is lead free?







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> Necessity is the mother of invention.
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> http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUSL1443239220070315
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> --
> Roger Shoaf
> If you are not part of the solution, you are not dissolved in the solvent.
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