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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Recent News

Yanina Ferreyra crowned 2019 Australian Brewers Cup Champion

Yanina Ferreyra crowned 2019 Australian Brewers Cup Champion

Yanina Ferreyra from Project Origin has taken the title of 2019 Australian Brewers Cup Champion in her first Nationals attempt. Devin Loong of ONA Coffee placed second in the event, while David Train from Code Black Coffee came in third. Yanina started competing in...

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Matthew Lewin crowned 2019 Australian Vitasoy Barista Champion

Matthew Lewin crowned 2019 Australian Vitasoy Barista Champion

After competing in the Australian Barista Championship finals for the past six years, Matthew Lewin of ONA Coffee has been crowned the Champion. Hugh Kelly, also from ONA Coffee, placed second, and Anthony Douglas from Axil Coffee came in third. “This is an incredible...

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Women in Coffee Award winners announced

Women in Coffee Award winners announced

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) in collaboration with the Genovese family would like to congratulate the winners of the Eleonora Genovese Australian Coffee Woman of the Year, and Rising Star Awards. The Awards recognise the many contributions...

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Competitions

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.