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

May 05

Introduction to roasting

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Veneziano Coffee Roasters
16-18 River Street
Nov 09

MONIN Coffee Chain Challenge

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

Recent News

We want your feedback!

We want your feedback!

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...

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Sidekicker offers ASCA members a discount on MICE staff

Sidekicker offers ASCA members a discount on MICE staff

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...

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Congratulations to the new ASCA Australian Coffee Champions!

Congratulations to the new ASCA Australian Coffee Champions!

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...

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AMC Australian Roasting Championship #ASCATop12 announced

AMC Australian Roasting Championship #ASCATop12 announced

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...

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Competitions

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.