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.
Five teams took to the stage at Luna Park in Sydney on Friday 9 November for the 2018 MONIN Coffee Chain Challenge, with McCafé emerging victorious. The team from McCafé beat out competitors Jamaica Blue (who placed second), Velocity Café (who placed third), Hudsons...read more
Shin "Samurai" Fukayama has placed fourth in the 2018 World Latte Art Championship over the weekend. One of St. ALi's star performers, Shin became a first-time ASCA Australian Champion earlier in the year, when we won the 2018 ASCA Australian Latte Art Championship at...read more
Yama Kim of Kingswood Coffee has taken out the title of 2018 World Cup Tasters Champion! Yama led the way in the Quarter-Final and Semi-Final rounds, eventually clinching the title with 7/8 correct in 4:38 minutes. The performance comes off the back of Yama's quick...read more
Danny Wilson has placed third in the 2018 World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship. Danny took third place behind Dan Fellows of the United Kingdom, and Manos Mamakis of Greece. The Assistant Roaster at ONA Coffee in Canberra wowed judges in the final round with his...read more