Meet The Team

To some of us, the journey with coffee first started in our homes. And to others, it started with MERAKI's early days. But after a couple of years, we realized that it is more than just about coffee.
We see a coffee shop differently, it is a place for bringing people together, sharing stories, unique experiences, and philosophies. We have different passions and professions. To us, MERAKI is here to push us to the best we can do and to support us in our journeys and goals. We are here to share MERAKI with you.
   
Mohamed Shata
Barista, Coffee Roaster,  Cocoa Roaster, Chocolate Maker & Strategist,
Background in Electric Engineering and a masters in business administration. Passionate about möbius loops, and quantum physics. Health and nutrition enthusiast.
 
 
Roua Basaad
Barista & Head of Brand Equity
A visual communicator in the creative industry. Working towards social innovation. A chronic traveler. Deeply connected to nature and constantly engaged in outdoor activities.


Rannam Shata
Coffee Roaster & Head of Equipment Physician
Car enthusiast. "Squat_deadlift_Icecream_repeat" is his Instagram tag line. 

Sarra Medher 
Assistant Executive Chef, Chocolate Maker & Coffee Addict
Harry Poter fan.
On the way to becoming a master chef.

Mohammad Aljojo 
Champion Barista, Chocolate Maker
Into Art and traveling.
A student first and a trainer second. 

Nada Basaad 
Barista, Quality Control 
Smooth as butter.

Mona Bari 
Barista, X-Medd Coffee.
You'll see her smile from a mile, or hear her laugh!

Alyaa Qassam 
Barista in the making, Business Admin,
Her limit is the sky.

 

Asmaa AlAmoudi 
Commis Chef, X-Medd Barista.
On her way to becoming an executive chef

Rosanne Basaad 
Training to be more than just a Barista
Visual artist

 

Abdulaziz Albutti 
Customer relations
Lots of positive energy and hunger for knowledge
 
Sam Jan 
Executive Chef, Chocolatier, Pastry Chef, Gelateri, Viennoiserie, and Boulangerie
Runs her own chocolate factory at Dragee

 

Baraa AlQassam
Barista and Copy Writer @Go_Clouding
Trouble maker. Spends most of his time writing. Philosophy is his thing. Working on his upcoming book: أخلاقيات الزبون ١٠١

 

Abdulrahman Aseeri 
Barista, Coffee Roaster, Chess player.
In a world of his own
Cool as beans

 

Mohamed Kamel 
Barista ☕️ & Coach @rgfit_gym
Fitter than العامل اللي طلع لكم الغسالة فوق

 

Layan Rajab 
Assistant to the Assistant Chef
Lots of experience as a professional chef
clumsy, is her middle name