ASCA thanks outgoing President, Kieran Westlake for his years of service, with lifetime member, Bruno Maiolo ascending to President
Four board members reaffirm their commitment to to association by staying on for another term
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
Competitions are a great way to meet new people and take your coffee skills to the next level
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!
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.
The 2020 ASCA Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held online on Monday 24 May 2021. The meeting was officially opened by Secretary Melissa Caia, who acted as chairperson with Matthew Basso from Show Pony as moderator. Melissa confirmed the minutes of the preceding AGM,...
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The 2020 Eat Drink Design Awards shortlist has been announced, revealing the most exceptionally designed hospitality venues across Australia and New Zealand. The Best Café Design shortlist includes: The Garden Room – Maytree Studios – Brisbane City, Queensland Will...