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

Australian Champion Series: Sasa Sestic

Australian Champion Series: Sasa Sestic

What makes an Aussie (and world) champion? We asked 2015 Australian and World Barista Champion, Sasa Sestic, for his advice. What inspired you to join the coffee industry? I have always loved hospitality and always knew that I would do something in this area. When I...

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Want to host an ASCA Regional Championship?

Want to host an ASCA Regional Championship?

The ASCA 2020 competition season is almost upon us. Do you have a venue that could host a Regional Championship? ASCA is currently seeking tenders from venues located in all states and territories. There are four regional events held each year: Southern (VIC/TAS),...

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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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ASCA Competitions Committee currently seeking nominations

ASCA Competitions Committee currently seeking nominations

Do you want to play a part in steering the future of ASCA competitions? The ASCA Australian Coffee Championships are the only pathway to competing at the World Coffee Championships, and the ASCA Competitions Committee ensures that they are run to the highest standard....

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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.