Making Coffee Makers

From Timbuktu Chronicles Wed Jan 23 2013, 11:00:00

Addis Fortune reports on a local commercial coffee machine fabrication industry following in the footsteps of Azmeraw Zeleke:

courtesy of Addis Fortune

...there are assemblers, in Addis Ababa, making "new" coffee machines, after taking parts from old machines and using locally molded metal sheets for the body and water tanker. They carry the same brand name as the imported ones, but are much cheaper. Machines with one and two pistons are locally assembled, but not those with three or four, according to Dereje.

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20 January 2013

Dereje Birhanu, who does maintenance work on coffee machines, rented and installed the two-piston coffee machine pictured above for a small café owner near the Gottera overpass. He is seen ... [read more]

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