Espresso Foundation for Home Baristas


This workshop gives us the opportunity to learn how to make a balanced and appealing coffee at home, like the one in the coffee shops. 


The workshop includes a theoretical and a practical part in which we will learn:

– introductory knowledge about equipment (grinder and espresso machine)

– introductory knowledge about approaching a new coffee

– introductory knowledge about the taste and appearance of an ideal espresso

– introductory knowledge about the steps we need to follow to obtain an ideal espresso


At the end there will be a Q&A section.


The workshop is held by Cristi Oltean, trainer at Meron. 

Cristi entered the world of specialty coffee 7 years ago and since then he has participated in numerous national and international competitions, such as:

  • Romania National Latte Art Championship 2018, 3rd place
  • Meron Latte Art Throwdown 2019, 1st place
  • Romania National Latte Art Championship 2022, 1st place
  • Romania National Latte Art Championship 2023, 1st place
  • Romania Cup Tasting Championship 2023, 1st place
  • Romania Barista Championship 2023, 1st place
  • World Latte Art Championship 2023, 16th place


Workshop duration: 3 hours

Maximum number of workshop participants: 4

Participation fee: 100 euro/person

Location: Meron, Str. Horea, nr. 5, Cluj-Napoca, Cluj


The fee includes:

– presence in the workshop;

– all necessary equipment and accessories

– a Meron coffee bag


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