What is the Australian Specialty Coffee Association?
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.
Shin has been wowing us all with his incredible patterns for years. He took out the title of Australian Latte Art Champion in 2018 and subsequently placed fourth at the World Latte Art Championship. What inspired you to join the coffee industry? I was very impressed...read more
As part of our Australian Champion Series, we talked to 2012 Cup Tasting Champion Fred Lullfitz about the importance of great teachers and believing in yourself. What inspired you to join the coffee industry? I fell into the coffee industry during the global financial...read more
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),...read more
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...read more
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....read more