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.
ASCA is proud to welcome Castaway as a sponsor of the Australian Roasting Championship. The new three-year arrangement comes after the success of the inaugural Australian Roasting Championship earlier in 2017. Castaway products have been a market leader in the...read more
Congratulations to the winners of the ASCA Central Region Coffee Championship! The ASCA Central Region Coffee Championship took place at Bare Witness from 7 – 8 October. The winners are: 2018 Central Region Barista Championship Winner – Angus Mackie 2nd Place – Daniel...read more
Congratulations to the winners of the ASCA Southern Region Coffee Championship! The ASCA Southern Region Coffee Championship took place at Specialist Espresso Services from 16 - 17 September. More than 60 competitors and judges took place in the competition, with...read more
Congratulations to the winners of the ASCA Northern Region Coffee Championship! The ASCA Northern Region Coffee Championship took place at Fonzie Abbott from 23 - 24 September. More than 60 competitors and judges took place in the competition, with almost every event...read more
The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) held its 2017 Annual General Meeting on Friday 15 September at Specialist Espresso Services in West Melbourne. Around 25 members attended the meeting, which discussed the following items: Secretary Jeremy Regan...read more
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.