ASCA AGM Notice As per the constitution, ASCA Secretary Melissa Caia notifies ASCA members that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place at 5:00pm on Monday 24th of May 2021

Given the uncertainty of the on-going Covid situation, the ASCA AGM will be live streamed via Zoom

Members who would like to attend will be asked to register by emailing
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2020 Condesa Co Lab Coffee Championships is ON! Melbourne will host the 2020 Condesa Co Lab Championships from 11 - 13 March 2021 Watch the 2020 Condesa Co Lab Coffee Championships here Read the update Apply for a Victorian entry permit BECOME A JUDGE ASCA has many judging pathways for new and experienced judges across all disciplines of competition

We run annual judges workshops for new and experienced judges to help hone their judging skills and internships for new judges who aren't quite ready to take the plunge

Judging with ASCA is the gateway to World Certification in your chosen competition with WCE
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WANT TO COMPETE? ASCA runs various competitions including the Vitasoy Barista Championship, Pauls Professional Latte Art Championship, AMC Coffee Roasting Championship, TCX Cup Tasters and many more!

Competitions are a great way to meet new people and take your coffee skills to the next level
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VOLUNTEER WITH ASCA It takes a monumental effort to get each and every one of our competitions off the ground and our valued volunteers are a huge part of that

Get up close and personal with your coffee heroes, roll up your sleeves and get involved.

If you think you can help in any capacity, we'd love to hear from you!
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What is the Australian Specialty Coffee Association?

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) is Australia’s leading industry body dedicated to promoting and growing the specialty coffee industry.

Founded in 2001 by a group of passionate coffee professionals, ASCA holds coffee events around the country. This ranges from casual smackdowns, to official regional competitions that feed into the Australian Barista Championship, Latte Art Championship, Coffee in Good Spirits Championship, Cup Tasting Championship and Brewers Cup. The winners of these competitions then travel internationally to represent Australian coffee talent on the world stage.

If you are a coffee professional, barista, cafe owner, coffee roaster, or even just a passionate coffee lover, joining ASCA puts you in touch with the leading edge of the Australian industry.

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ASCA is the premier provider of coffee competitions in Australia. Our Northern (NT and Queensland), Western (WA and SA), Central (NSW and ACT), and Southern (Victoria and Tasmania), regional competitions feed into the ASCA Australian Coffee Championships that take place at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo annually. These include the Australian Pura Latte Art Championship, Australian Brewers Cup, Australian Barista Championship, Australian Cup Tasters Championship, and Australian Coffee in Good Spirits Championship. The winners from these national competitions then go on to represent Australian at the world level.