Project Description

Paul Ungureanu
BOB Coffee Lab

Please tell us a little about yourself: 

Hello, I’m Paul and I have spent the past 14 years working as a bartender and barista. I love combining my knowledge from both worlds of bartending and coffee to serve unique drinks to my guests. I’m a co-owner of BOB Coffee Lab, and Bartrotters – Coffee & Bar Consulting.

How did you get started in coffee?:

My parents are coffee addicted, so I start preparing coffee for them at a young age.

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

– World Championships:
2015 – 3th Place – Coffee in Good Spirits
2014 – 8th Place – Coffee in Good spirits
2016 – 10th Place – Coffee in Good spirits

– National Championships:
2012 – 3rd place – Barista competition
2013 – 2nd place – Barista competition
2014 – 1st place – Coffee in good spirits competition
2015 – 1st place – Coffee in good spirits competition
2015 – 2nd place – Roasting competition
2015 – 2nd place – Cup tasting competition
2016 – 1st place – Coffee in good spirits competition
2018 – 2nd place – Coffee in good spirits competition
2019 – 1st place – Coffee in good spirits competition

– From 2009 to 2015, 11 national and international bartending competitions.

What are you excited to do in Berlin?:

I’m looking forward to a reunion with my coffee friends around the world.

What was your first amazing experience with coffee?:

World of Coffee Vienna 2012.

Besides your own competition drink, do you have a favorite cocktail?:

Mai Tai.

What coffee-producing country interests or excites you most?:


What are your interests outside of coffee?:

IT and Swimming.

Where do you see yourself in five years?:

Expanding BOB Coffee Lab and serving very good coffee to our guests.

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

Yes, to all my friends and people that helped me prepare and become a better barista and person — thank you!

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