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

Oct 13

2019 ASCA Southern Region Championship

October 13 @ 8:00 am - October 14 @ 5:00 pm
Criteria Coffee
37 Wirraway Drive
Oct 19
Oct 27

2019 ASCA Central Region Championship

October 27 @ 9:00 am - October 28 @ 5:00 pm
Specialty Coffee Curators
144-146 Victoria Road
Nov 03

2019 ASCA Western Region Championship

November 3 @ 9:00 am - November 4 @ 5:00 pm
Nov 09

MONIN Coffee Chain Challenge

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Luna Park
1 Olympic Drive
Feb 07

Melbourne International Coffee Expo – hosts 2019 ASCA Australian Coffee Championships

February 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - February 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Recent News

Congratulations to our 2019 Northern Region Champions!

Congratulations to our 2019 Northern Region Champions!

ASCA would like to send a HUGE congratulations to all the winners from the Northern Region Coffee Championships this past weekend. Say hello to your newest Northern Region Champions: Dairy Farmers & Vitasoy Northern Region Barista Championship Tilly Sproule, Tim Adams...

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Print out this poster to win a t-shirt!

Print out this poster to win a t-shirt!

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association is asking all of its members to help promote the upcoming competition season! All you need to do is print out your relevant state's competition poster, you can DOWNLOAD THEM HERE and put it up in your own, or in your...

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2019 Regional Championship places still available

2019 Regional Championship places still available

If you love crafting stellar caffeinated beverages, your passion could be taking you to the 2019 ASCA Australian Coffee Championships at MICE2019! There are still places for both Barista and Latte Art Championships for Western and Northern Regions. The competitions...

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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.