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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Seven steps café owners can take to make more profit

Seven steps café owners can take to make more profit

By Nadi Ellis, Equus Partners Nadi will be a speaker at the ASCA Symposium "Secrets of Specialty, how to run a successful café" taking place 27 March 2017 at Mercure, Treasury Gardens.      Café owners don’t invest their money and time in a business simply...

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Update on 2017 ASCA Australian Coffee Championships

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) Australian Coffee Championships will take place from 30 March - 1 April 2017 at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo, located at the Melbourne Showgrounds. Judges Calibration is now open for any judges interested...

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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.