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.
In a show of commitment to the advancement of the Australian specialty coffee industry, ASCA is pleased to announce MONIN as the title sponsor of the Coffee Chain Challenge. Founded more than 100 years ago in France, family-owned and operated for three generations,...read more
The Australian Specialty Coffee Association intends to hold its AGM on Friday 15 September, immediately after Judges Calibration for the Southern Coffee Championship, at 5pm. The location will be Specialist Espresso Services, 171 Stanley Street, West Melbourne. The...read more
The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) in collaboration with the Genovese family are seeking nominations for the Eleonora Genovese Australian Coffee Woman of the Year, and Rising Star Awards for 2017. In 2016, Melissa Caia and Lucy Ward were the first...read more
AMC Roastery Supply have shown their continued commitment to the Australian specialty coffee industry by renewing their support of ASCA for another year. The AMC Roastery Supply Group supplies quality commercial coffee roasting, packing, grinding and brewing equipment...read more
The ASCA Competitions Committee has made the decision to open up six more Cup Tasting Championship spots in each of the four regional coffee championships, at the latest Competitions Committee meeting that took place on 2 August. The committee also made the decision...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.