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

Wed 23

Grinders – Water for Coffee event

August 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri 25

ASCA Barista Guild – Barista Camp Queensland 2017

August 25 @ 10:00 am - August 27 @ 5:00 pm
Organiser: ASCA Barista Guild
Wed 30

Grinders – Water for Coffee event

August 30 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sep 04

Colin Harmon x Toby’s Estate Knowledge Talks

September 4 @ 6:00 pm - September 7 @ 8:00 pm
Organiser: Toby’s Estate
Sep 16

ASCA Southern Region Coffee Championships

September 16 @ 9:00 am - September 17 @ 5:00 pm
Specialist Espresso Melbourne
171 - 173 Stanley Street
Sep 23

ASCA Northern Region Coffee Championship

September 23 @ 9:00 am - September 24 @ 5:00 pm
Fonzie Abbott
40 Fox Street

Recent News

Notice of ASCA Annual General Meeting

Notice of ASCA Annual General Meeting

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association intends to hold its AGM on Friday 15 September, immediately after Judges Calibration for the Southern Coffee Championship, at 5pm. The location will be Specialist Espresso Services, 171 Stanley Street, West Melbourne. The...

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AMC Roastery Supply continue support of ASCA

AMC Roastery Supply continue support of ASCA

AMC Roastery Supply have shown their continued commitment to the Australian specialty coffee industry by renewing their support of ASCA for another year. The AMC Roastery Supply Group supplies quality commercial coffee roasting, packing, grinding and brewing equipment...

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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.