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.
Bookings are now open to take part in Australia's largest simultaneous cupping event: Demystifying Defects, brought to you by the ASCA Roasters Guild, taking place at eight locations around Australian on 6 June. Although attendance is free for ASCA members, you must...read more
The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) will be giving away five ASCA t-shirts to members who complete our online survey. Simply log into the members area, and enter the Special Offers section to find our survey. It takes just a few minutes, and you have a...read more
The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) is excited to introduce a new coffee ranking system #ascatop12 that will be introduced for the 2018 competition year. Following on from each regional competition, final scores will be used to rank all competitors,...read more
We never like it when we are cupping delicious coffee and happen upon a defect. But what are defects and how to they happen? The Rosters Guild are looking for hosts across the country to host our Demystifying Defects nation wide cupping event on 6 June. Hosts are...read more
Expressions of interest are now open for events and companies interested in hosting a regional ASCA Coffee Championships events. Any company or event interested must take the time to read the guidelines available HERE ASCA is currently looking for locations to host...read more
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.