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.
Wow. We were absolutely overwhelmed by the HUGE demand for memberships and competition registrations yesterday – literally. We know many of you spent hours trying to access the site, and are frustrated that you couldn't get on, or are worried you didn't get tickets....read more
ASCA is pleased to announce the dates and locations of the four 2019 Regional Championships. 15-16 September: Northern Region Championship, Veneziano West End 13-14 October: Southern Region Championship, Criteria Coffee 27-28 October: Central Region Championship,...read more
We're counting down until Australian PURA, Dairy Farmers and Vitasoy Barista Champion Craig Simon takes the stage in Amsterdam to deliver his routine in the 2018 World Barista Championship! This will be Craig Simon's third attempt at the WBC title. Craig is competing...read more
The 2018 ASCA Symposium is fast-approaching, and we're pleased to announce the speaker line-up for the event. beyondblue is a national organisation that provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health. Mark is a...read more
The Australian Specialty Coffee Association has announced that the 2019 Regional Competition Season will run from the last week of August through to the first week of December in 2018. Final dates and locations will be announced by 1 July, and released with any...read more