Project Description

Alex Niculae
BOB Coffee Lab

Please tell us a little about yourself: 

I am the co-owner of BOB Coffee Lab. I’ve been running the roastery in order to profile and get the best flavours out of all these amazing coffees. I started competing 5 years ago because of the first cup of filter I’d ever tried, and I was amazed by it’s complexity. For me, competing is the best way to learn, and I am still learning today! I can’t wait for Boston, let’s have fun!

What are you excited to do in Boston?:

Brew some amazing coffees :)

Please list the coffee competitions you have participated in, what year they took place, and your results:

2014 National Brewers Cup Champion
2015, 2016 National Coffee Roasting Champion
2016 World Coffee Roasting Champion
2019 National Brewers Cup Champion

How do you see the coffee industry changing in the future?:

I hope that the focus will be on coffee processing. There are so many unknown variables that are waiting to be found!

Where do you see yourself in five years?:

Thinking of the future and where I see myself is hard. Five years can easily go by fast, but on paper it is a challenge. Talking about the present is much easier to elaborate. You never really know the outcome. Setting new goals is important to become more successful. Where I see myself in five to ten years, I don’t really know.

What are your interests outside of coffee?:


Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the WBrC?:

Thank you to the BOB and Taf team!

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