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

May 29

2019 AMC Australian Roasting Championship

May 29 @ 8:00 am - June 1 @ 5:00 pm
Criteria Coffee
37 Wirraway Drive
Organiser: ASCA Roasters Guild
May 29

Recent News

Australian Champion Series: Shin Fukayama

Australian Champion Series: Shin Fukayama

Shin has been wowing us all with his incredible patterns for years. He took out the title of Australian Latte Art Champion in 2018 and subsequently placed fourth at the World Latte Art Championship. What inspired you to join the coffee industry? I was very impressed...

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Australian Champion Series: Fred Lullfitz

Australian Champion Series: Fred Lullfitz

As part of our Australian Champion Series, we talked to 2012 Cup Tasting Champion Fred Lullfitz about the importance of great teachers and believing in yourself. What inspired you to join the coffee industry? I fell into the coffee industry during the global financial...

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Want to host an ASCA Regional Championship?

Want to host an ASCA Regional Championship?

The ASCA 2020 competition season is almost upon us. Do you have a venue that could host a Regional Championship? ASCA is currently seeking tenders from venues located in all states and territories. There are four regional events held each year: Southern (VIC/TAS),...

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Australian Champion Series: Sasa Sestic

Australian Champion Series: Sasa Sestic

What makes an Aussie (and world) champion? We asked 2015 Australian and World Barista Champion, Sasa Sestic, for his advice. What inspired you to join the coffee industry? I have always loved hospitality and always knew that I would do something in this area. When I...

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ASCA Competitions Committee currently seeking nominations

ASCA Competitions Committee currently seeking nominations

Do you want to play a part in steering the future of ASCA competitions? The ASCA Australian Coffee Championships are the only pathway to competing at the World Coffee Championships, and the ASCA Competitions Committee ensures that they are run to the highest standard....

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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.