SCA UK Chapter Election
Dear SCA UK Members,
The election for the 2019-2021 SCA UK Chapter National Committee has officially begun! The nomination stage is closed and the candidates have accepted their nominations. The next stage is to cast your vote for the new committee for SCA UK.
Learn more about each candidate below and cast your vote by clicking the button below. The election closes on 15 May and the new National Committee will be announced 22 May.
Candidate for the National Coordinator:
Rob has been involved in the coffee scene for over 20 years working in commercial and specialty markets with a broad understanding of the wider world of coffee.
He has been a judge in SCA certified competitions for the last 8 years and most recently working as UK Judges Liaison with the UK board to continue improvements in competition and standards within the UK scene.
His role within Cimbali as a senior manager and Group Coffee Specialist show his operational control and direction.
Candidate for the Marketing and Communications Coordinator:
Fabio co-founded Notes Coffee in 2010, closely followed by their first Roastery in 2013. Since that time, the brand has grown organically, with nine prime central locations, delivering a coffee shop and relaxed wine bar experience, complemented by an artisan food offering. Currently, the brand serve over 1.5 million cups of coffee a year. Fabio’s roots are firmly grounded in coffee, with his grandpa owning a coffee farm back in 1929. His door to the world of speciality coffee opened in 2005, when he enrolled for a barista training course and later in 2007 won the Brazilian Coffee in Good Spirits Championship.
Candidate for the Events Coordinator:
With over 16 years in the coffee industry, I have gained extensive experience building a high-functioning coffee team. I have a natural passion for coffee with hands on experience gained through working within the industry and undertaking SCA coffee diploma/modules, as well as being involved with UK Coffee competitions for some years – competitor/judge/sponsor As the Head of Coffee I lead, develop and implement the Bewley’s UK coffee strategy internally and externally to develop the coffee offer across our vast client base, building and leading the coffee team whilst maintaining coffee quality, development and standards across the UK.
Candidate for the Education Coordinator:
Ast Trainer in London, I had previous experience as education manager in coffee training centres one in Italy and one in London. In the last 10 years my roles was into educational activities for baristas and coffee lovers. I really love to share my knowledge with others to improve my skills and quality in the cup. I wrote a book for beginners about coffee (released in italian) and today I am the brand ambassador of a coffee grinder italian factory. I proudly live in London.
Edita has been involved in coffee since moving to London in 2010. Starting as a barista in one of London’s cafes, she progressed to head barista, roaster, and trainer along the way. She’s now Head of Coffee Education at Union Hand-Roasted Coffee in London, leading SCA training and working closely with the Quality Control department. Edita is an AST since 2015 in Barista, Brewing, Sensory Skills and Roasting. Edita has been judging at the national competitions since 2014, and is a WCE Certified Sensory Judge at the World Barista Championship and World Brewers Cup since 2016 and has now certified as a WCE Rep and has worked with the UK Judging team developing and improving competition standards.
With a strong background in education, I began my education career as an English teacher, before moving into the coffee industry. Since then, I've managed training at Origin Coffee, delivering SCA courses in Barista Skills, Brewing. I have also achieved my Professional Sensory, and Green Intermediate, attaining the full diploma. I have a strong involvement in the wider community, from attending SCA and Barista Guild events across Europe and competing in national competitions. I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to continue to shape the SCA, and contribute in any way I can to its development.