What's Unique About Coffee In Bucharest? Panelist

Vlad Buda, Co-Owner at Steam Coffee Shop

Vlad started working in the hospitality industry at the age of 18 (2006) time when in Romania there was not as much concern about the quality of beverages or coffee. In order to progress with his professional career Vlad began entering competitions before a move to work as a barista in Berlin. Vlad came in 8th place representing his country in the World Brewers Cup in 2012.

This drive and passion for quality lead Vlad to become the co-founder of Steam Coffee Shop, a pioneering specialty cafe in Romania. Vlad is happy working in his coffee shop as a barista with his dream job creating new positions for interested people to work as baristas.

You can also find Vlad judging on the world stage a WCE certified WBC & WBrC judge.