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

Mar 22

Recent News

Vitasoy commits to 3-year partnership with ASCA

Vitasoy commits to 3-year partnership with ASCA

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) and Vitasoy are proud to announce a 3-year sponsorship agreement, that will see Australia’s leading brand of plant milks support the Australian specialty coffee industry. In an industry first, Vitasoy will also make...

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#ASCATop12 announced!

#ASCATop12 announced!

Congratulations to our #ASCATop12's! You'll all have the chance to compete at the Australian Coffee Championships at MICE2018. If you're a regional winner, you're straight through to the Semi-Finals! Congratulations! If you're not a regional winner, you've secured...

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2018 Australian Roasting Championship details revealed!

2018 Australian Roasting Championship details revealed!

After the success of the 2017 Australian Roasting Championship , 2018 will see the competition expand to more competitor spots and include the whole nation. In the new format, the competition is staged across two gruelling comps to reveal Australia’s...

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MONIN Coffee Chain Challenge registration is open!

MONIN Coffee Chain Challenge registration is open!

ASCA is excited to announce that the 2017/18 MONIN Coffee Chain Challenge will take place at Luna Park, Sydney on Friday 9 February 2018. Coffee chains with at least six stores are invited to enter the battle-it-out challenge to see which one will walk away...

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Congrats to our Western Region winners

Congrats to our Western Region winners

Congratulations to the winners of the ASCA Western Region Coffee Championship! The ASCA Western Region Coffee Championship took place at Double Shot Coffee Fiesta from 4 – 5 November. The winners are: 2018 Western Region Barista Championship Winner – Adam Metelmann...

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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.