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.
The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) and Espresso Mechanics are proud to announce a 3-year sponsorship agreement, that will see Australia’s leading supplier of espresso equipment and servicing support the Australian specialty coffee industry. As part of...read more
The ASCA Competitions Committee and Barista Guild are teaming up to host an ASCA Competition Information Night on Tuesday 8 August. Doors open at 6pm, for a 630pm start. Members are welcome to attend in person at 104 Nicholson Street, Abbotsford. If you are looking...read more
ASCA would like to congratulate 11 winners of the ASCA travel scholarships for the 2018 Competition year. Applicants are reviewed by the ASCA Competitions Committee, and considered based on the member's past contributions to ASCA. The ASCA Scholarships are open to...read more
The ASCA Barista Guild is proud to announce its first Barista Camp, taking place in Queensland from Friday 25 August to Sunday 27 August 2017. The Barista Guild Camp is a chance for like-minded baristas to come together and better connect with different aspects of the...read more
Registration is now open for competitors looking to participate in the 2017 ASCA Australian Regional Coffee Championships, as a competitor, judge, or judges intern. To register, you must be an ASCA member. You will not be able to purchase registration unless you log...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.