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PEOPLE OF MERON: DUTZU ANSWERING ESPRESS(O) QUESTIONS

Meet Vlad from Meron Platinia, or Dutzu as friends call him. He is our today’s guest answering Espress(o) Questions. An express interview with our People of Meron behind the bar, that you can read just as fast as it takes to extract an espresso. Enjoy!

1. Age:27

2. How long have you been in the specialty coffee industry? For 3 years.

3. 3 attributes that describe you as a human being:
extroverted, sociable & very optimistic

4. 3 attributes that describe you as a barista: organized, careful down to the smallest details & adaptable

5. Top 3 favorite verbs that talk about you: to be (sincere), to communicate, to feel

6. I am very good at: being myself, what you see is what you get

7. The natural talent you are gifted with is: sharing happiness and good vibes.

8. I would love to learn to:
To accept and control my emotions…

9. What is the nicest compliment you have received as a barista?
I love when you brew my coffee.

10. Espresso or Pour Over: Espresso

11. What is non-negotiable when it comes to brewing coffee?
The desire to extract the best from coffee.

12. Funniest request from a guest was…
There are so many that it’s hard for me to choose oneūüėā

13. When you’re not a barista, you are…
When I am not at work I allow myself to be more dreamier, while I keep my feet on the ground.

14. What would you like people to understand better about what it means to be a barista?
When you’re behind the bar you want to offer the guests a complete experience from the coffee you brew to the way you make them feel.

15. When and where are you the happiest?
I think happiness has no place or date… Try to see the good in everything, and you will always be happy

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 Р30.12:  Regular Hours

31.12: 07:00 – 16:00

01.01: Closed

02.01: Regular Hours

 

Meron Central, Meron VIVO & Meron Bra»ôov

21.12 – 23.12: Regular Hours

24.12: 08:00 – 16:00

25.12: Closed

26.12 Р30.12:  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 Р30.12:  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 Р30.12:  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 Р30.12:  Regular Hours

31.12: 10:00 – 14:00

01.01 – 02.01: Closed

03.01: Regular Hours

 

Meron Ci»ômigiu

21.12 – 23.12: Regular Hours

24.12: 09:00 – 16:00

25.12: Closed

26.12: 09:00 – 16:00

27.12 Р30.12:  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 Р30.12:  Regular Hours

31.12: 09:00 – 18:00

01.01: Closed

02.01: Regular Hours

Meron Satu Mare & Meron ZalńÉu

21.12 – 23.12: Regular Hours

24.12: 08:00 – 18:00

25.12: Closed

26.12 Р30.12:  Regular Hours

31.12: 08:00 – 18:00

01.01: Closed

02.01: Regular Hours

 

Meron T√Ęrgu Mure»ô

21.12 – 23.12: Regular Hours

24.12: 08:00 – 18:00

25.12: Closed

26.12 Р30.12:  Regular Hours

31.12: 08:00 – 16:00

01.01: Closed

02.01: Regular Hours

 

Take a moment to pause and relax. Merry everything!

#SummerBites project: Six weeks of chill music, special cocktails & social responsability

We got it, it was a tough summer for all of us. We all missed gathering around with all of our friends, dancing like nobody‚Äôs watching and partying ‚Äėtill midnight. But this year our business strategies were all about responsibility, flexibility and taking care about us and the dear ones.

With no festivals, no big events, no parties happening this summer¬† –¬† we wanted to offer to our community that summer feeling while being responsible.

So we planned six weeks of chill music in open space, social distancing and oh, the fun. 

This is how we developed #SummerBites project at Meron Platinia: Six Fridays in a row we brought you those summer vibes you’re used to alongside DJ Aldaris & Mihai MńÉrginean.¬†

18 hours of LIVE Music, 3 special craft drinks, a terrace & a cool atmosphere are some of the summer bites we chose in order to bring you that summer feeling we all deserve. Here are some pictures of how our last 6 weeks looked like:

#peopleofmeron

Looking back, we are grateful for our community. So, guys&gurls, thank you for being part of Meron #SummerBites and for responding so well to our initiative: chill, socially responsible and open minded as usual.

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 Рfrom 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 ZalńÉu¬† ¬† ¬†|¬† ¬† ¬†Meron T√Ęrgu Mure»ô

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, Ci»ômigiu, Platinia, Central: Marius FńÉrca»ô

Meron Satu-Mare & T√Ęrgu Mure»ô, ZalńÉu: MńÉdńÉlina Motogna¬†

Meron Opera: Conrad Altmann