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.
If you're a corporate or individual member of ASCA, we want to hear from you! We try to improve on our delivery of ASCA events year on year, and your feedback will help us ensure we're delivering events that you want to attend. Feedback can be provided anonymously if...read more
The Australian Specialty Coffee Association would like to congratulate Sharon Jan of Seven Miles and Jade Jennings of Veneziano Coffee Roasters on being recipients of the Eleonora Genovese Women in Coffee Award. The Award recognises the many contributions Eleonora...read more
Do you need last minute event, hospitality or business admin staff for the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) event this week? Sidekicker – Australia’s largest on-demand staffing platform and a supplier to MICE – have organised an exclusive offer just for ASCA...read more
Craig Simon of Veneziano Coffee Roasters in Melbourne has won the Australian Pura, Dairy Farmers and Vitasoy Barista Championship after a four-year hiatus. Craig won the Australian Barista Championship in 2012 and 2014, and placed a career high of fourth in the 2014...read more
Congratulations to the AMC Australian Roasting Championship #ASCATop12! Roasters Guild Head, Lucy Ward, and her team spent 20 hours assessing entries from 30 competitors to find the best coffee roasters in the country. HUGE congratulations to: 1. Adam...read more