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.
It was a big Friday night in Perth, with coffee lovers checking out the Western Region TCX Cup Tasters Championship. ASCA would like to congratulate the newest Western Region winners. Matthew Smithies, Five Senses Coffee – Champion Ru Teow, Laika – Runner Up Cheng...read more
Last Friday, the 12thof October 2018, the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) held its Annual General Meeting to elect a new board, who will represent us as an industry, our collective interest and as coffee people. With gratitude and great humility, I was...read more
The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Criteria Coffee on Friday 12 October 2018. Around 40 members attended the meeting in person, with interstate members joining the meeting via video link. including online...read more
The ASCA Board would like to thank Brent Williams for his five years of service as a Board member, including four years as President of the association. "I'm really proud of how far ASCA has come in the past five years," said Brent, speaking at the AGM on Friday....read more
ASCA would like to send a HUGE congratulations to all the winners from the Southern Region Coffee Championships this past weekend. Say hello to your newest Southern Region Champions: PURA & Vitasoy Southern Region Barista Championship Jack Simpson, Axil Coffee...read more