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Coffee for the Community: Our way to get involved in causes we believe

Beyond being a product or offering a service, we are a business that understands the importance of well-being and support for the community. We are grateful to say that over the years we have grown a beautiful community around our specialty coffee. Being part of this engaging community gave us a sense of belonging. It enabled us to support perpetual growth of our people and our environment.

Coffee is our passion, while the community inspires us. With this thought in mind, we developed a a recurring series of projects under the name of Coffee For the Community. This is our way to  get involved in causes we believe.

Here are the causes we are supporting:

A MagicHelp for the parents

MagicHELP is an initiative that aims to offer support to the parents caring for children with cancer. Through a mobile application, the families are matched with the businesses that can provide them help through services and products. In our case, specialty coffee. As partners of MagicHelp we give parents a moment of relaxation when they can enjoy a coffee-based drink in our coffee shops Meron Napoca and Meron Central.

Coffee for a Good Cause

Coffee for a Good Cause is our own way to give back to the community through a recurring fundraising in one of our locations. Concretely, all the money raised in one day from coffee-based drinks are donated to a cause supported by us.

We started this project back in December 2019. Our first cause was Magda Săvuică’s project Dragoste desculță that aims to offer food, clothing and basic products for children from Negresti village, Vaslui county.

The pilot edition was so successful among the people in our community, that we decided to repeat this experience to support an initiative of Rotaract Cluj. In March this year, we’ve organized another edition of Coffee for a Good Cause and all the money were used to buy Nellcor Sp02 sensor cables for the Neonatology department of Dominic Stanca Clinic, Cluj-Napoca.

For the 3rd edition, that took place on May 17th we supported Terapie prin artă by Create.Act.Enjoy. They initiate art therapy projects with hospital patients: outdoor concerts, arranging green spaces, comedy shows, creative workshops for therapeutic purposes, psychologist-assisted socialization for single patients.

Their purpose during this period? To raise 30% of the total project budget from individual donors who want to support art therapy in hospitals.

BlooDoChallenge

Blood donation is important. Volunteer blood donors are connecting lives and sharing life through it. To encourage blood donation we partnered up with BlooDoChallenge, an app that promotes blood donation by offering points, from 30 to 50, when you donate blood. For every 30 points in this app, you are offered 15% discount in our coffee shops in Oradea, Cluj-Napoca, Alba Iulia, Satu-Mare and Zalău.

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Businesses are made by people, with people and for the people. So, beyond being a product or offering a service, we are a business that understands the importance of well-being, caregiving and support offered to the community. We get involved in causes we believe in and we say yes to projects that make this world a little better. 

Meron Coffee Shops & Online Shop Holiday Schedule

Holidays are for spending time with your loved ones. These days should be lived slowly and enjoyed near a cup of coffee or some coffee beans for you to brew at home.

As the Holiday approach, we want to remind you our schedule for our Online Shop:

And, here are our current hours for every Meron Coffee Shop during the Holiday.

Meron Napoca, Meron Opera & Meron Platinia

21.12 – 23.12: Regular Hours

24.12: 07:00 – 16:00

25.12: Closed

26.12 – 30.12:  Regular Hours

31.12: 07:00 – 16:00

01.01: Closed

02.01: Regular Hours

 

Meron Central, Meron VIVO & Meron Brașov

21.12 – 23.12: Regular Hours

24.12: 08:00 – 16:00

25.12: Closed

26.12 – 30.12:  Regular Hours

31.12: 08:00 – 16:00

01.01: Closed

02.01: Regular Hours

 

Meron VIVO Terrace

21.12 – 23.12: Regular Hours

24.12: 10:00 – 16:00

25.12: Closed

26.12 – 30.12:  Regular Hours

31.12: 10:00 – 16:00

01.01: Closed

02.01: Regular Hours

 

Meron Iulius & Meron Iulius Van

21.12 – 23.12: Regular Hours

24.12: 09:00 – 18:00

25.12: Closed

26.12 – 30.12:  Regular Hours

31.12: 09:00 – 18:00

01.01: Closed

02.01: Regular Hours

 

Meron Roastery

21.12 – 23.12: Regular Hours

24.12 – 03.01: Closed

04.01: Regular Hours

 

Meron Sigma

21.12 – 23.12: Regular Hours

24.12: 10:00 – 14:00

25.12 – 26.12: Closed

27.12 – 30.12:  Regular Hours

31.12: 10:00 – 14:00

01.01 – 02.01: Closed

03.01: Regular Hours

 

Meron Cișmigiu

21.12 – 23.12: Regular Hours

24.12: 09:00 – 16:00

25.12: Closed

26.12: 09:00 – 16:00

27.12 – 30.12:  Regular Hours

31.12: 09:00 – 16:00

01.01: Closed

02.01: 09:00 – 16:00

03.01: Regular Hours

 

Meron Alecsandri

21.12 – 10.01: Closed

 

Meron Lotus

21.12 – 23.12: Regular Hours

24.12: 09:00 – 19:00

25.12: Closed

26.12 – 30.12:  Regular Hours

31.12: 09:00 – 18:00

01.01: Closed

02.01: Regular Hours

Meron Satu Mare & Meron Zalău

21.12 – 23.12: Regular Hours

24.12: 08:00 – 18:00

25.12: Closed

26.12 – 30.12:  Regular Hours

31.12: 08:00 – 18:00

01.01: Closed

02.01: Regular Hours

 

Meron Târgu Mureș

21.12 – 23.12: Regular Hours

24.12: 08:00 – 18:00

25.12: Closed

26.12 – 30.12:  Regular Hours

31.12: 08:00 – 16:00

01.01: Closed

02.01: Regular Hours

 

Take a moment to pause and relax. Merry everything!

9 business-uri din industria ospitalității din Cluj ne spun cum s-au adaptat în această perioadă

Industria ospitalității, o industrie grav afectată de pandemie, ne dă în acest moment un exemplu de reinventare și adaptabilitate. Ușile tuturor localurilor au fost închise de către lupta împotriva virusului și nu le mai putem trece pragul. Business-urile aflate în legătură directă cu acest sector nu își mai pot desfășura activitatea așa cum o făceau ”înainte”. Cu toate acestea, ei au găsit noi metode de a fi aproape de noi și, mai mult decât atât, de a ne ajuta în această perioadă. Noi am povestit cu câțiva dintre ei despre cum s-au adaptat situației date și ce așteptări au pentru viitor.

Cum e cafeaua băută acasă? Fără sens, așa-i? Cafeaua e mai mult decât o simplă băutură, iar locurile unde ne întâlneam să o bem erau adevărate spații de socializare. Dar nici industria cafelei de specialitate nu stă pe loc. Bogdan de la Meron ne-a spus că ei s-au reorganizat atât virtual, cât și fizic, nevoiți fiind să se adapteze și să ducă “cafeneaua” la oaspeții lor. Au făcut acest lucru prin oferirea de cafea boabe și echipamente pentru prepararea ei prin intermediul shop-ului online, livrări rapide la domiciliu, dar și prin pregătirea unor materiale informative video cu recomandările lor în ceea ce privește prepararea cafelei acasă. Nu i-au uitat nici pe cei care își desfășoară activitatea în oraș și au reorganizat câteva dintre locații (Meron Napoca și Meron Roastery) ca să-i poată servi la pachet în continuare, în siguranță și conform reglementărilor actuale. Nu în ultimul rând, au introdus produsele lor pe aplicația de livrare Glovo, pe Foodpanda fiind deja prezenți.

Articolul complet aici. 

Meron Faces: The Story Behind

If you entered at least once in our locations, it’s almost impossible to have been missed the main element of Meron’s identity: the Meron faces. You know, that painting from one of the walls, nearby our serving area, cool and imperfect, half latino, half… you chose.

In 2016, Cosmin Todor, the designer that created the first Meron coffee shop in Cluj-Napoca, wanted to give a personal, crafty touch to the space. He wanted an artisanal craft element that can show us as we are: a local brand, that cherishes crafted items – from the cups to the product, to the space itself. 

We bring specialty coffee from all over the world. So why wouldn’t we let all the people enjoy it? No matter the cultural differences, the Home of Coffee has plenty of space for everybody.

Hand painted or cut in metal, you will find the Meron faces in our locations as a brand element that speaks for the beans turned into espresso and for the people that drink it.

Meron Faces: Acceptance & Community

Coffee, and specialty coffee in particular, changes your mood, your performance and not least, it fills our social needs. It gives us common ground. It creates a space for us to share thoughts. It’s a fundamental human need: community. It’s personal and subjective. It depends on your taste, mood and openness to the new.

Acceptance is not longer just a courageous action. It’s the frankness that lets you speak your mind, it’s the empathy with which you embrace yours or someone else’s flaws. It’s normal. It’s our way of showing you that we embrace diversity: from our coffees to our #peopleofmeron. Btw, we cannot tell you how much we miss having you on our locations or meeting you at festivals, that morning buzz, that people-come-people-go hum. All of these make us who we are.

Meron Faces & Locations 

 

Meron Opera     |     Meron Zalău     |     Meron Târgu Mureș

Meron Platinia    |    Meron Roastery     |     Meron Napoca

Meron Cișmigiu     |     Meron Satu Mare    |    Meron Central

Which Meron Faces do you see more often? Which one is your favourite?

Creative credits: 

Meron Napoca, Roastery, Cișmigiu, Platinia, Central: Marius Fărcaș

Meron Satu-Mare & Târgu Mureș, Zalău: Mădălina Motogna 

Meron Opera: Conrad Altmann

Cum a fost Latte Art Throwdown by Meron

Meron Roastery a devenit neîncăpătore pentru comunitatea de barista joi, 28 noiembrie. 35 de participanți din orașele Cluj, Mediaș, Timișoara și București s-au întrecut în tehnică, precizie și imaginație, în fața unui juriu internațional, a susținătorilor și a pasionaților cafelei de specialitate în cadrul Latte Art Throwdown by Meron.

Câștigători și premii

Vrem să îi felicităm pe toți cei care au avut curajul să se înscrie și să participe. Campionul acestei ediții este Bogdan Petrici de la Meron VIVO. Alături de el, pe podium s-au aflat Andrei Lazăr de la Olivo și Simion Ilieș de la Meron Napoca. Ce au câștigat?

Locul 1: 600 Euro premiu în bani de la Meron, alături de  Bar Shaker

Locul 2: Blender + nivelator Motta de la Alikof + voucher de 150 lei pe Bar Shaker + Latieră BaristaSpace de la Artisan Coffee Equipment

Locul 3: Nivelator Motta & set de latiere de la Alikof + voucher de 150 lei la Bar Shaker

Locul 4: Latieră BaristaSpace + Latte Art Pen de la Artisan Coffee Equipment

Mulțumim tuturor!

Alături de noi, au susținut acest eveniment ca sponsori principali Bar Shaker, când căutăm unelte pentru bar, știm la cine să apelăm. De asemenea, le mulțumim tuturor partenerilor noștri:

Latte Art Throwdown by Meron s-a lăsat cu vărsare de lapte. Cine a fost la competiție poate să confirmare, cine nu, vă așteptăm data viitoare!

Descoperă mai multe fotografii de la eveniment pe pagina noastră de Facebook!