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 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
The ASCA Barista Camp is back! Taking place from 7-9 September, the ASCA Barista Guild will be taking participants on a tour of Noosa Black, as well as hosting a day of workshops at Padre in Noosaville. The Camp provides baristas with a chance to learn more about...read more
Wow. We were absolutely overwhelmed by the HUGE demand for memberships and competition registrations yesterday – literally. We know many of you spent hours trying to access the site, and are frustrated that you couldn't get on, or are worried you didn't get tickets....read more
The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) is pleased to announce that the ASCA Australian Coffee Championships will take place from 7–9 February 2019, in conjunction with the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE). Following the announcement from World...read more
ASCA is pleased to announce the dates and locations of the four 2019 Regional Championships. 15-16 September: Northern Region Championship, Veneziano West End 13-14 October: Southern Region Championship, Criteria Coffee 27-28 October: Central Region Championship,...read more