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.
ASCA removes paper cups from renowned coffee events in a move towards greater sustainability In a bid to significantly reduce waste for its highly-anticipated Cup Tasters events, the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) has partnered with The Cup eXchange...read more
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...read more
There is a reason so many top café and coffee roasters invest in their staff to join coffee competitions. Actually, we think there are at least five of them. Here are our top picks on why we think it’s a good idea to encourage your staff to enter coffee competitions. ...read more
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...read more
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...read more