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.

Upcoming Events

Fri 31
Fri 31

Cropster Masterclass at Bureaux Collective

March 31 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Bureaux Collective
29A Gwynne Street
Organiser: Cropster
Fri 31
Apr 01

Great Southern Specialty Coffee Showcase

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Beck and Call Coffee Roastery
3/222 Chester Pass Rd

Recent News

Sponsor news: 2 Beans premium café-only soy milk

Sponsor news: 2 Beans premium café-only soy milk

2 Beans is a new premium café-only soy milk from Vitasoy that has been crafted with organic whole soybeans to create a beautiful tasting soy milk. 2 Beans is inspired by the fusion of the coffee bean and the soy bean to create a superior flavour, designed for coffee....

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ASCA Special General Meeting – Thursday 30 March 4pm

ASCA Special General Meeting – Thursday 30 March 4pm

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) will hold a Special General Meeting (SGM) on Thursday 30 March at 4pm during the Melbourne International Coffee Expo. All sponsors, members, and the general industry is welcome to attend the event, where we will open...

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ASCA Symposium welcomes Service Sphere as title sponsor

ASCA Symposium welcomes Service Sphere as title sponsor

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) is proud to welcome Service Sphere as the title sponsor for its ASCA Symposium Secrets of Specialty, How to Run a Successful Café. For the past 20 years, Service Sphere has grown to be one of the leading national...

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How to increase café sales in four easy steps

How to increase café sales in four easy steps

By Ken Burgin, Profitable Hospitality. Ken will be sharing more tips on how to increase your café's profitability at the ASCA Symposium: Secrets of Specialty, How to run a successful café  If your average customer spend increased by just 50 cents per person, it could...

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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.