Voting is Now Open in the 2020 SCA Romania Chapter Election

Voting is Now Open in the 2020 SCA Romania Chapter Election

Voting in the 2020 SCA Romania Chapter elections is officially open. The nomination stage is closed and the candidates listed below have accepted their nominations. If you are an SCA member based in Romania, cast your vote for the new committee for the SCA Romania Chapter Committee now.

Voting is open January 22-29 and the results of the election will be announced on February 5.

SCA chapter volunteers embody the values of specialty coffee by working to deliver education, events, and research to their regional communities. The Chapter personifies the vision and mission of the SCA in all activities. SCA chapter elections enable SCA members to vote and select the volunteer committee who will be leading their local chapter’s activities for the next two years. Learn more about SCA Chapters here.

SCA members in Romania: Click here to cast your vote now >>

Meet the Nominees in the 2020 SCA Romania Chapter Elections

Nominees for National Coordinator

Delia Avram

Nominee for National Coordinator Position

Delia Avram was born in 1990 and little did she know that 24 years later she would fall in love with specialty coffee and the people around it. Currently working at Meron, she is in charge of the coffee quality. From sourcing, profiling, roasting, adjusting the recipes and trainings she works directly with 9 talented colleagues, in order to keep the standards and share the coffee knowledge to those around them. National Barista Champion of 2019, she always gives the best when she finds something she believes in, no matter the field.

Silvia Constantin

Nominee for National Coordinator Position

100 words are not enough 🙂 Why did I choose to run again? Because I want to continue my work on this chapter I have put so much energy, time, and money into, to help build a community, to change the market, and to have topics to discuss. There is so much more work left to do and I hope to have your trust and your vote again. If baristas from around the world trust me and have voted for me to join the board of the Barista Guild, I hope I will have the same trust from you. Thank you in advance!

Luka Zivkovic

Nominee for National Coordinator Position

I have been promoting Romania’s coffee scene since 2017. I co-founded Bucharest Coffee Waves, the organization behind Bucharest Coffee Map, Week and Agenda. I wrote four articles about Romania for European Coffee Trip and I coach 2019 French Barista Champion for coffee competitions. In addition to coffee, I work in the Global Product Team of an ITO company where vision and multicultural expertise are an asset. What is more, I connect the dots between Romanian and French startup ecosystems as Board Member of French Tech Bucharest. I have lived in six countries. I am passionate about photography, architecture and travelling.

Nominees for Membership/Community Coordinator

Adrian Bularca

Nominee for Membership/Community Coordinator

Adrian discovered the world of coffee while living and working in Dubai, at Seven Fortunes Coffee Roasters. During the time spent at the roastery, he got interested in education and training and become AST for Brewing and Barista in 2018. In fall 2018, Adrian returned to Romania, and started working as a freelance AST. Most of his work is in the Middle East (Kuwait, Qatar, UAE and Lebanon) but also in Brasov, Romania. At the moment, Adrian is opening his coffee shop, Habitat Concept Room, in Brasov, where he wants to bring his expertise and help building a coffee community.

Stefan Dinescu-Craciun

Nominee for Membership/Community Coordinator

Hello, my name is Stefan and I joined the specialty coffee world through a Romanian coffee aficionados forum where I learned a lot about specialty coffee. My plan as a Community Coordinator is to bring closer the specialty coffee community in Romania, to encourage new passionate home baristas and coffee shop owners to become members of the SCA in order to sustain the community and the association so we can grow together. I will continue to empower baristas to take part in national SCA competitions and promote the local coffee shops, baristas, and coffee roasters to the community and customers.

Nominees for Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Teodora Pitis

Nominee for Marketing & Communications Coordinator

I graduated in 2013 with a degree in Communication & PR from The University of Bucharest, activated for 2 years in a PR-oriented NGO and worked in the same field for another 3 years. My experience with coffee starts 5 years ago and for the past 3 years I’ve owned and managed Sloane, a specialty coffee micro-roastery. I competed in the 2019 National Roasting Championship and I am the first female Q-grader in Romania. I think my previous experience and my current passion for coffee help me have a clear idea of how to communicate about specialty coffee in Romania.

Vlad Stefanescu

Nominee for Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Experienced and Certified Trainer with a demonstrated history of working in the coffee and HoReCa Industry— four years as a barista, six years as a professional bartender, and ten years as coffee trainer and brand ambassador for commercial coffee brands such as Lavazza, Julius Meinl, and currently ProCaffe-Bristot. Strong sales professional with a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA), skilled in negotiation, food & beverage, business planning, coaching, sales and communication. In the process of opening a Coffee Academy in Bucharest Romania by the end of February 2020. Looking forward to helping and supporting the growth of the specialty coffee community in Romania.

Nominees for Events Coordinator

Crina Ciocian

Nominee for Events Coordinator

Activez pe piața de advertising și in culisele organizării de evenimente B2B din România de peste 10 ani. Înțeleg ce înseamnă să aduci la aceeași masă oameni cu interese comune, spre beneficiul unei comunități: fie că e vorba de antreprenori, manageri sau iubitori de cafea care au construit un business din asta. Am perspectiva de ansamblu, mijloacele și know-how în industria organizării de evenimente, dorința de a face din competițiile de cafea un loc pentru cei pasionați. Un spațiu transparent și incluziv, de dialog și suport pentru toți cei din industrie: de la competitori, furnizori, prăjitori, antreprenori sau jurați.

Andrei Ianosi

Nominee for Events Coordinator

I started working in the specialty coffee industry 4 years ago when I opened with my former partner YoYo Cafe in Timisoara. It was something new for Timisoara and it took 2 years for me to get my clients to really appreciate the specialty coffee. Where do I want to go with this: They lack the information, the knowledge about the specialty coffee. In this sense I decided to apply as Event coordinator because it is the best way to promote the specialty coffee. I want competitions organized according to a clear regulation previously established and with many more volunteers.

Nominees for Education Coordinator

Bianca Ganea

Nominee for Education Coordinator

Viața și cariera mea sunt ghidate de dorința de a învăța, construi, împărtăși. Sunt absolventă Stiințe Economice, Trainer Autorizat SCA, cu experiență de 5 ani în cafeaua de specialitate. Am început ca Barista la Origo, unde mi-am dezvoltat skill-urile și cunoștințele din shop prin participarea la traininguri și competiții de cafea naționale și internaționale. În 2016, am obținut locul I local și locul 14 la World Brewers Cup. Din 2017 sunt Trainer Origo Roastery, unde am format peste 800 de cursanți. Consider cafeaua de specialitate cea mai frumoasă formă de disciplină. Îmi doresc să contribui la dezvoltarea domeniului prin educație.

Cosmin Mihailov

Nominee for Education Coordinator

With 12 years of specialty coffee experience, ranging from barista to competitor, to judge and roaster, I feel that I am able to use all of the information and direction from all of the wonderful people I have met over the past years to build upon the current Education system of the national chapter. My focus will be building a series of events focused on international coffee professionals, and having a more progressive outlook on the industry, and consolidating competitors knowledge of the competition rules with workshops held by past National competitors, building a more unified and supportive environment.

Nominees for Judges Coordinator

Vlad Buda

Nominee for Judges Coordinator

Coffee professional since 2009. First person to represent Romania in WBrC— placing 8th in 2012. Founder of Steam Coffee Shop and CPWHF – Coffee Place With Honest Food. First Romania certified judge by WCE in 2016. Judged the WBrC in Dublin and Budapest. Participated in over 30 national competitions in Europe as a sensory judge or head judge.

Jonas Denes

Nominee for Judges Coordinator

I have worked in the coffee industry since 2010 as a barista, becoming an Authorized SCA Trainer for Barista Skills, Brewing Skills and Sensory Skills in 2016. I have participated in the World Competition Educational Program (Bucharest 3-4 May 2016), member of the Technical Judge team for the National Barista Competitions organized in 2016, 2017 and 2018 by the Romanian Chapter of SCA, volunteer for various professional events.


Ready to cast your vote?

Remember, voting closes on January 29 and the results of the election will be announced on February 5. SCA members in Romania: Click here to cast your vote now.